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The Best of Alaska in the Summer: The Ultimate 8 Day Itinerary

What would you do with 8 days in Alaska? It’s hard to narrow down all your choices. Glacier trekking? Whale watching? Kayaking with the otters and seals? Getting up close and personal with the bears? The good news is, you can do it all! We put together the ultimate 8-day itinerary for a once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan adventure. Is Alaska on your …

The Wild is Calling: 12 Off the Beaten Path Experiences in Alaska

What do you think of when you hear the word “Alaska?” Wildlife? Incredible natural scenery? The Last Frontier? Adventure? Alaska is all that and more—the place to go when the same-old, same-old summer vacation just won’t do. The place you go to make once-in-a-lifetime memories and experience things you’ll never see or do anywhere else. Thinking of a trip to …

5 Reasons To Visit the Museum of the North

Voted as one of Alaska’s most popular tourist destinations by USA Today 10 Best Series, the Museum of the North attracts over 90,000 visitors each year. The museum opened in 1929, and houses over 1.5 million artifacts and specimens, which represent millions of years in biological diversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions in the North. Featured image care …

Enjoy an Experience Unlike Any Other at the Running Reindeer Ranch

If you’re planning a trip to see the Northern Lights in Alaska, there are a number of unique activities to choose from. One particularly special experience that is great for any age, is the opportunity to walk with reindeer. If you’re wondering why you should consider visiting a reindeer farm, keep reading to learn more. History of the Running Reindeer …

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Where to Watch the Northern Lights in Fairbanks: A Taste of Alaska Lodge

Family Owned and Operated The story of A Taste of Alaska Lodge first begins when Walter Eberhardt came up to Fairbanks in 1947 from Idaho and homesteaded 160 acres of beautiful wilderness landscape. He turned it into a vegetable and hay farm and built a family home on the property. His son David continued to build on the property, expanding …

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Northern Lights Viewing in Fairbanks: Alaska Grizzly Lodge

More Than Just a Fairbanks Bed and Breakfast Many people find themselves searching for a Fairbanks lodge to watch the Northern Lights, and they just don’t know where to begin. One thing to consider is choosing a location outside of the city so that the light pollution from downtown can’t impact your viewing. The less light, the better your views …

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Sophie Station Suites: One of the Best Hotels in Fairbanks, Alaska

Choosing Hotels Near the Fairbanks, Alaska Airport When you are planning your trip to Fairbanks, you will probably want somewhere comfortable and convenient to relax after your long flight. You might want a hotel that has all the amenities you need so you can take it easy and not have to go into town while you are recovering from a …