Alaska

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Alaska — Native arts. Mammoth glaciers. Arctic wildlife. Frontier quirk. Alaska, the 49th state, sprawls over some 571,951 square miles of terrain that includes misty fjords, colossal glaciers, temperate rain forests, sprawling tundra, and a sprinkling of charming towns and cities. For lovers of the great outdoors, it’s a destination without rival.

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For America’s “last frontier” and its heralded pristine wilderness, jaw-dropping scenery, and laid-back cities.

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3 Inexpensive Ways to See Alaska

April 18, 2014 by Christine Wei

Believe it or not, there are many ways to see Alaska without taking a cruise, lovely and hassle-free though they may be. Whether you're looking for a cheaper ... Read More »

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Seeing the Iditarod in Person: Here's How to Do It

February 24, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

The Iditarod is known as the "Last Great Race," an incredible feat of endurance that covers 1,000 miles of rough terrain through blizzards and whiteouts– and ... Read More »

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Medieval Tours, Horseback Safaris, & More: The Cruise World's Newest Excursions

February 20, 2014 by Donna Tunney

Cruise port excursions have come a long way since the olden days of basic motor coach tours to local sites.Today, they're exciting and adventurous, and designed ... Read More »

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11 Otherworldly Snow & Ice Festivals Around the Globe

December 16, 2013

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in northeast China - one of the world's biggest - boasts more than 11.5 million cubic feet of life-sized castles, ... Read More »

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Photographing the Northern Lights: Tips, Tricks & Best Practices

December 12, 2013 by Christine Wei

Adventure traveler or not, few things inspire wanderlusters everywhere to brave the elements like the jewel-hued Northern Lights. If you’ve dreamed of chasing ... Read More »

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