The American Town That’s Secretly Canadian

By Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler In 1814, during the War of 1812, two thousand British soldiers under Major General Robert Ross occupied and burned much of Washington, D.C. Because

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Love Letters: Kenai Peninsula

Lori Tobias is a writer now living on the Oregon Coast with her husband, Chan, and pup, Mugsy. She moved to Alaska at the age of 18 and stayed eight

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Love Letters: Fairbanks

Erica Meckel is a 26-year-old Alaska Native athlete living in Fairbanks, Alaska. Born and raised in the interior of the 49th state, Meckel is a graduate of Lathrop High School

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Love Letters: Alaska

Kirsten Dixon first came to Alaska in 1979 to work as an intensive care nurse, but quickly moved into Alaska’s backcountry with her husband to run a fishing lodge, where

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America’s Furthest

There are not a lot of ways out of Barrow, but basketball is one of the best. Depending on the season, the city of 4,400 people on the Arctic Ocean

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Glaciers, Fjords, and Wildlife: 3 Adventures in Kenai Fjords National Park

Harbor seals bask on an iceberg as the fog rolls in near Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish A lot of people ask us what

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Exploration of Alaska’s Wild and Scenic Rivers: Gates of the Arctic National Park

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve as seen from from the air on our way into the Noatak Wilderness Preserve. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish Have you ever felt

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Wildest Alaska: I Swear By My Tattoo (PHOTOS)

There is a passage in Jules Verne’s aquatic masterpiece, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, in which Captain Nemo is asked if he likes the sea. “Yes! I love the sea!”

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Cruising North Toward Alaska

I capped my 2012 travels by finally enjoying a cruise in Alaska. It was a beautiful experience. This eight-part series is my report to you. Living in Seattle with a

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A Brown Bear Fishing in a Frigid River (VIDEO)

On my recent trip through southeast Alaska with American Safari Cruises, we came upon a bear happily fishing for salmon — and catching plenty — while kayaking in a remote

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