Best Alaska winter recipes

01/15/2019 Meatballs made from wild game served over pasta.

Photo Credit: Julia O’Malley, An Alaska Life When there’s a chill in the air and snow is falling in big, fat flakes, we get the urge to warm our bellies with recipes straight out of Alaska. When you’re craving these northern recipes featuring local ingredients, there are…

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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 planet…

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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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The spiel on wheels – a guide to cycling in Alaska

07/27/2018 A cyclist pauses to take in the view of a lake at the base of mountains

Cyclists rejoice! Just because you couldn’t bring your bike as a carry-on item this trip doesn’t mean you should give up your favorite hobby when you’re on vacation. There are places across Alaska to rent bicycles and routes for every endurance level – from fat-tire biking  to leisurely cycles through…

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