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Food Truck Dining in Anchorage

One way to explore local culture through the palate in Anchorage is to dine at one of the many food trucks. These mobile eateries showcase artisanal bites from some of the city’s most talented locals. To help you plan a tasty trip, here are some suggestions.

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September 17, 2014 by
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Visiting the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts visiting Ketchikan should add the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary to their itinerary. Located about 10 minutes outside of Ketchikan at the scenic Herring Cove, this 40-acre (16-hectare) rainforest reserve is home to black bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, American mink, bald eagle, harbor seals, Vancouver Canada Greece, wolves, a variety of salmon […]

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September 10, 2014 by
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Seward Music and Arts Festival

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For those who enjoy getting to know a destination’s culture through creativity, the Seward Music and Arts Festival is a must. This annual event takes place each September — this year’s will be September 26-28, 2014 — and features three days of music acts, dance performances, artisanal eats, local craft vendors and even a beer […]

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September 3, 2014 by
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Sitka Sound Science Center

Sitka Sound Science Center Aquarium

Water is important to life in Sitka, but you don’t have to hire a boat to find out what lives underneath the waves. At the Sitka Sound Science Center, you can get up close and personal with the abundant sea life, and even check out the hatchery.

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September 3, 2014 by
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Juneau for Families

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Looking to plan a trip with your family? Juneau, Alaska, is the perfect choice. Home to gold panning, adventures for all levels, a lake-front playground and rich history, you’ll never run out of things to do. To help you plan your trip here is a guide to Juneau for families.

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August 27, 2014 by
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Skagway for Cruise Visitors

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Skagway, Alaska, is a popular port for cruise visitors. Out of the approximately 1 million visitors that head to Skagway each year, about 75% come via cruise ship. It’s not surprising, as Alaskan cruises are a great way to explore the scenery and offerings of the state, allowing you to see a lot without wasting time.

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August 20, 2014 by
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Sitka for Families

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For families looking to plan a trip, Sitka is an excellent choice. From child-friendly performances to old fashioned ice cream shops to soft outdoor adventures there are a number of suitable and worthwhile experiences for all ages. To help you plan your trip, here is a guide to Sitka for families.

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August 13, 2014 by
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Fortress of the Bear in Sitka

Fortress of the Bear in Sitka

The welcome note at my Sitka B&B said that if we heard noises in the night, to look out the windows but not to go outside. Bears, we were told, abound. It was surprising, then, to learn that in Alaska, orphaned bear cubs are all put down – that there’s no system to rehabilitate the cubs and release them back into the wild after their mothers have been killed. The people at Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear facility are trying to change all of that.

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July 30, 2014 by
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What to Do with One Day in Seward

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While ideally it’s best to allot at least a few days to exploring this interesting Alaskan city, it’s not impossible to have a worthwhile time in Seward with just one day. To help you plan your trip and make the most of your time, here is a suggested itinerary:

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July 25, 2014 by
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Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka

Artifacts in Sitka's excellent Sheldon Jackson Museum

In 1887, the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson, a missionary who traveled extensively throughout Alaska, founded the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Stika. The museum’s collection was essentially Jackson’s personal collection of Native Alaskan artifacts he had amassed during his travels in the state. The museum soon outgrew its original home, so a new building was erected in 1897 – it’s the same building housing the museum today.

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July 16, 2014 by
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