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A Train Trip across Alaska in 80 Hours

Posted on 30 March, 2015

Trains run from Anchorage to Fairbanks, a trip of about 12 hours. The question is, how do you extend your trip from one part of the state to another to experience the best of Alaska in that time? We’ve picked out some of the highlights for seeing Alaska by train when you have just over three days.

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Speak Like the Locals! An Alaska Dictionary of Need-to-Know Terms

Posted on 23 March, 2015

Study up on your Alaska vocabulary and you might just be able to convince the sourdoughs that you’re not a cheechako after all!

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Dog Breeds of the Iditarod

Posted on 02 March, 2015

Each spring, dozens of teams of dogs embark on one of the toughest races on Earth. Facing a 1,100-mile race across frozen tundra, Iditarod sled dogs team must possess rugged qualities such as speed, endurance – as well as a special kind of spirit – to finish The Last Great Race.

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ALASKA REALITY TV: MEET THE NEW CLASS

Posted on 20 February, 2015

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed new television shows about Alaska seem to keep sprouting up like wild fireweed, with no end in sight.

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Tour Alaska’s Top 4 Most Beautiful Ice Caves

Posted on 09 February, 2015

Few sites on the planet can rival the wonder of glacier-fed ice caves, and there are plenty to be found in Alaska’s wide open spaces. Visits to popular glaciers can sometimes include tours of these beautiful ice caves. And while you’re planning your excursions, browse through these Alaska tours to make your adventure complete.

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Alaska from A – Z

Posted on 20 January, 2015

We’ve put together this handy list of one activity idea per each letter of the alphabet. Of course, there are more than 26 incredible things to do in the North, but this checklist should get you moving in the right direction!

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Day Trippers’ Delight: Adventures from Anchorage by Car or Train

Posted on 08 January, 2015

Just because you’re in Anchorage doesn’t mean you’re anchored down. The stunning scenery of Alaska beckons you to take a day trip – by car or by train—to a nearby dream destination. Here are our top picks for soaking up the only-in-Alaska sights, all within a day’s drive or ride from Anchorage.

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Farewell to 2014: A Year in Blogs

Posted on 06 January, 2015

It’s been a fantastic year of blogging here at Gray Line Alaska. From summer festivals and Alaska’s Olympic athletes to local flora and fauna, we took you all over the North and beyond in 2014.

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Celebrate the Shortest Day of the Year on Top of the World

Posted on 20 December, 2014

We like summer solstice as much as the next person, but we also think winter solstice should get more credit. Thought there is a different kind of vibe to the shortest day of the year, it brings with it just as many reasons to celebrate.

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6 Ways Snowshoeing Beats Standard Hiking – and How to Get Started

Posted on 17 December, 2014

Winter in Alaska offers a vast range of options to frolic in the snow, from ice fishing to dogsledding and everything in between. One of our perennial winter favorites—and a Native Alaska tradition dating back thousands of years—is snowshoeing

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