6 books for your Alaska reading list

11/26/2019 Overhead image of books

Fall is here and it’s finally time for a little rest. Enjoy some downtime and relaxation with this Alaska reading list featuring books by our favorites Alaska authors and books about our favorite Alaska places. “Ada Blackjack” by Jennifer Niven This book tells the true story of a young Inuit…

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‘Peak’ beyond Denali

10/29/2019 Mt. Foraker above the clouds

Boasting 30 different mountain ranges and 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States, Alaska is a place with plenty of options for mountain lovers to explore. We get it, Denali is North America’s tallest mountain (and definitely deserving of all the attention!), but here are a few more…

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Alaska animals that are larger than (wild)life

02/19/2019 The Balto statue in downtown Anchorage

The Last Frontier is known for its wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, but over the years some some four-legged celebrities have really made a splash. We’re talking about the cat that calls the shots and the Siberian husky that inspired a Disney movie. Here’s a look at the famous animals that…

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Alaska’s Olympians: what are they up to now?

01/03/2019 Olympic athletes from Alaska Pacific University

Main photo: Olympians from Alaska Pacific University in PyeongChang. Image credit: flyingpointroad Every few years, we gather to watch some of our favorite athletes compete on the world’s biggest stage. For a few months, the entire country keeps up with our local Olympians, but what do the athletes do in…

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Alaska’s winter solstice explained

12/20/2018 Snow-covered trees outside of Fairbanks, Alaska

Is Alaska dark all the time? Or light all the time? These are a few questions Alaska locals are pretty used to hearing. With winter solstice just days away, we’re here to give you a little solstice 101 so you’re in the know. Why does it happen? As our…

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Sixty years ago: Alaska in 1959

11/01/2018 The Fairbanks Rail Depot in 1959.

Oh, how time flies! In 2019, Alaska will celebrate a whopping 60 years of statehood. So many things have changed, but there’s something about Alaska that always stays the same. Take a step back in time and see what the areas around our lodges looked like in 1959. What is…

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