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Alaska Travel Guide

When to visit Alaska

Long, warm, sunny days in summer melt away the myth that Alaska is freezing and dark. It's the perfect time to experience nature by hiking, camping, or even from a flight-seeing tour. When winter rolls around, temperatures get considerably colder and the amount of sunlight fades. With six to thirteen hours of sunlight left and temperatures around 20 degrees, winter is the best time to drive a team of sled dogs, go skiing, or relax in a horse-drawn sleigh ride. read more

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  • 10 Hotels Where You Can Truly Get Away from It All If you take your solitude with a healthy dose of natural beauty, these incredibly remote hotels are worth the trek.
  • 22 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love with Alaska Alaska is vast, remote, and wild—and it all makes for beautiful pictures. From wildlife to Wonder Lake, here are 22 photos that will make you fall in love with Alaska.
  • America's Best State Fairs Nothing says America like deep-fried food, butter sculptures, and dubious carnival rides. Whether you like livestock, musical shows, or food on a stick, there's a state fair out there for you. Here are 10 favorites across the country.
  • 10 Totally Unique (or Wacky) Ways to Travel Road trip? Been there. Caribbean cruise? Done that. Simply jetting off for the weekend? Yawn. Ditch that everyday vacation and, instead, embark on a truly wild adventure. We've uncovered 10 kinds of wacky, totally unique ways to see the world, from horse caravans through Ireland to rocket-ship rides through space, perfect for giving your travel bug a bit of pick-me-up.
  • 10 Hidden Hot Springs You Can Have All to Yourself Nothing beats a warm soak outside on a crisp day. You'll have to ramble down dirt roads, hike into canyons, and cross suspension bridges to get to these hidden hot springs. But the effort will make the "ahhh" even sweeter when you finally slip into a steamy bath set in the middle of a thick forest or beneath the glittery Milky Way. Here are 10 of our favorites in the U.S. and Canada.
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