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Places to Visit Along the Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway, also known as the ALCAN (Alaska-Canada) Highway, comprises the single land-based route to and from Alaska. Although proposals for such a highway stretch back as far as the 1920s, it was not until 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, that construction commenced in earnest and at a rapid pace….

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June 30, 2022

Getting ready for spring & an overview of the 2021/22 tour season

While the spring daffodils are flowering in the southern states, Alaskans are still wondering when spring is going to arrive as we are still buried under a lot of snow, with a little more expected this weekend. This winter, the interior of Alaska saw record amounts of snow. In fact, the day after Christmas, we…

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April 6, 2022

What it’s like living at the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle, incorporating the North Pole, Arctic Ocean, and the northernmost fringes of eight nations, is often regarded as the last frontier of the planet, with a small population, harsh weather, and a rough climate. Many types of people live in the Arctic, from indigenous peoples who have resided there for generations to more…

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May 19, 2021

How to get to Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks, Alaska is the second-largest city in Alaska and a hub for mining, oil extraction, and tourism. Thousands of visitors come to Fairbanks every year both to see its tourist attractions and as a jumping-off point for other sights in the region, such as Chena Hot Springs, the Dalton Highway, and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System….

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April 20, 2021

The History of the Dalton Highway

The Dalton Highway is one of the most famous—and dangerous—roads in Alaska, used by thousands of people each year. Connecting the city of Fairbanks in the Alaskan Interior to the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay along the North Slope, the Dalton Highway is a vital transportation artery for men and materials. In the years since…

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February 10, 2021

How to Safely Travel to the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle draws many tourists every year eager to take in the unique sights of one of the world’s most isolated and remote regions. From glaciers to polar bears, sweeping mountains to whale watching, auroras and ice sculptures, the Arctic has something to offer for everyone. However, given its harsh terrain and climate, going…

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February 4, 2021

The History of Chena Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs is one of Alaska’s most famous tourist attractions, drawing thousands of visitors every year to bask in its warm, refreshing waters. Located near the city of Fairbanks and the Chena River State Recreation Area, Chena Hot Springs is world-famous for its gorgeous sights and the unique healing properties of its thermal baths….

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January 26, 2021

Tourist Attractions of Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks is the second-largest city in Alaska and the largest city in the deep, vast Alaskan Interior, far away from the state’s coasts. Founded as a gold mining town, Fairbanks today serves as a hub of the oil industry and is also one of the main gateways for tourists visiting Alaska. Many of Alaska’s natural…

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January 4, 2021

Capturing the Northern Lights

Northern Lights. Aurora Borealis. The lights, the aurora – whatever you call them, these natural wonders are one of the most prominent reasons for traveling to the Fairbanks area. But what if you wish to secure this priceless moment? What if you wanted to show friends and family back home the stunning nature of the aurora?…

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July 1, 2020