Even in the midst of a pandemic Alaskans have somehow managed to still celebrate Fur Rondy. This annual festival was originally set to coincide with the arrival of trappers returning from the bush with their furs. Fur Rendezvous or Fur Rondy, as locals call it, captures the spirit of Alaska through a variety of unique…

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The story of Benny Benson and the Alaska State Flag are a great way to see Seward with Kids

We had a great day yesterday in the beautiful port of Seward. We met with local vendors and got an up close look at all there is to see and do there. Whenever I do a research trip somewhere I always try to find a variety of options for all different travel styles, interests and…

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With it’s fresh air, abundant wildlife, quirky shops and restaurants, Anchorage is a great place to spend a day with kids. There are tons of options, but here are my top ten. Fun Fact: Reindeer noses are designed to warm the air they breathe before it reaches the lungs! Anchorage Top Ten Visit the Reindeer…

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I’ve been traveling with my four kids for more than twenty years and although they are older now everywhere I go I am thinking in the back of my head, “What would I do here if my kids were still little?” Traveling with young kids is both the most rewarding and the most anxiety inducing…

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Fairbanks, Alaska is the gateway to exploring the far northern stretches of the North American continent. Although the second largest city in Alaska, Fairbanks is never the less a small town with a friendly atmosphere. There is no shortage of things to do in Fairbanks. It’s a perfect destination for those looking to see and…

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As we have completed our quarantine in the quiet cabin of Salcha, Alaska we decided to head first to Fairbanks– a rugged city that serves as the gateway to the great interior of Alaska. Along the way we stopped in North Pole, Alaska. This touristy and quirky town is (obviously) not really the North Pole,…

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