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Safety in Alaska: maximize fun and minimize risk on your next visit

Posted on 04 May, 2016

When visiting a state as full of wilderness and natural beauty as Alaska, you might find yourself in a few situations and locations you’ve never experienced before. We’re here to give you some tips on your surroundings to ensure your trip is relaxing, fun and, most importantly, safe.

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Alaska’s animal underdogs

Posted on 27 April, 2016

Chances are, when Alaska wildlife comes to mind, you’re thinking of bears, moose or eagles. But there are so many other exciting Alaska animals to keep an eye out for during your Alaska adventure. From the fascinating porcupine to the graceful sandhill crane, the state offers a menagerie of animals that visitors and locals frequently encounter while exploring the outdoors.

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Celebrate spring with these unique northern celebrations

Posted on 13 April, 2016

It’s time to say goodbye to the winter blues and welcome the arrival of the year’s most promising season: springtime! From birds to planes, there’s a lot to celebrate about an Alaska spring, and this selection of diverse festivities will have you energized for the season in no time.

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Ice cream: Alaska’s favorite dessert

Posted on 30 March, 2016

It’s been claimed that Alaska consumes more ice cream per capita than any other state in the country. This is surprising information to many people, considering it’s the northernmost state and famous for snow and winter. 

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Alaska Native Culture Series: 5 legends and myths about Alaska’s night sky

Posted on 10 March, 2016

Today, science provides an explanation to this intriguing light display but long before that, there were Alaska Native legends, lore and myths about the northern lights and Alaska’s night sky.

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The science of snowflakes

Posted on 08 March, 2016

Snow. What would winter be without it? Sledding hills, snowmen, frosted trees and billions of tiny ice crystals fluttering from the sky, covering the world as far as the eye can see.

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How Our Favorite Animals Survive the Alaska Winter

Posted on 20 January, 2016

Creatures native to Alaska – from the tiny wood frog to the lumbering muskox – have clever survival tools for getting through the long cold season. As we hunker down for the winter and break out the snowshoes, we’ve decided to share some ways our Alaska animals cope with the cold. 

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Alaska Christmas tree lights up the U.S. Capitol

Posted on 30 December, 2015

Every year at Christmastime, one tree is selected from a national forest in the United States to be the official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, or “The People’s Tree,” in Washington D.C. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the tradition and the selected tree was harvested from the Chugach National Forest in Southcentral Alaska.

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5 Tips for Photographing the Northern Lights

Posted on 24 November, 2015

Many professional photographers spend their entire careers perfecting their techniques for shooting the aurora, but after implementing these tips, you’ll be well on your way to taking award-winning photos of Alaska’s most breathtaking natural phenomenon. 

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Whittier: Living Indoors in Alaska

Posted on 10 November, 2015

Did you know there’s a town almost entirely contained in one building just down the road from Anchorage? While Whittier residents do spend time outside, living and working together in one residential and commercial structure is a far cry from other typical Alaska housing. Here’s a look at Whittier residents’ favorite parts of living in their town.

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