Alaska’s Favorite Sport: A History of Dog Mushing

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The Iditarod is the best-known race of Alaska’s official state sport, but there are dozens of dog races that take place during Alaska winters. Once a basic form of transportation, this popular activity has evolved into a recreational and competitive activity for both residents and tourists. Here’s more about how dog mushing became Alaska’s favorite…

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10 Family Activities in Fairbanks, Alaska

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No need to leave the kids at home for a trip to Fairbanks. Not only will it be memorable for the Alaska beauty and wildlife, but for the great activities that are designed for families visiting the state’s second-largest city. Fairbanks has plenty of activities that will make for favorite family travel memories for years…

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Let Freedom Ring and Celebrate Fourth of July Alaska Style

Posted in About Alaska, Things To Do In Alaska, Things To Do In The Yukon, Traveling to the Yukon, Westmark Blog

Nothing says summer like the Fourth of July, and this year Alaska is having one heck of a summer. With seriously warm temperatures, round-the-clock sunlight and endless activities there might not be a better place on earth to celebrate Independence Day. In Alaska’s biggest city, you’d have trouble finding a way to not celebrate the…

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Alaska for Kids: The Best Hands-On Nature Experiences for the Whole Family

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Alaska has a lot to offer travelers of all types, from the rugged mountain man to the animal obsessed youngster. Stunning landscapes, adrenaline-pumping adventures, abundant wildlife, and fascinating cultural experiences await its visitors. But with so many unique activities to choose from, it can be hard to find balanced activities that everyone will enjoy. We’ve…

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