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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.
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- 7 Scenic Roads Too Terrifying to Drive Forget about your seat belt: You might want to strap into a parachute for some of these dizzying and dangerous roads. We hear there are some killer views. (Literally!)
- Save Money With Repositioning Cruises Spring and fall mean transitioning wardrobes—and repositioning ships. See several world regions on one of these sailings, at cheaper per-diem rates than "regular" cruises.
- Ten Easy Ways to Travel Greener A few simple switches is all it takes to make a big difference to the environment—and your wallet. We asked Chris Lane, vice president of environmental affairs for Xanterra Parks, for advice, and also compiled some great tips from our readers.
- Multigenerational Travel With a Twist The times have changed and traveling the grandparents is more adventurous than ever. Fish in Alaska, snorkel in Hawaii, camp in Colorado, or even tour Africa. Find out how.
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