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Meet Sarah from Alaska
This article is about a Great Horned Owl named Sarah, not about former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin! Through a program by the American Bald Eagle Foundation, I “adopted” Sarah.
Mighty Yukon River
Almost 2000 miles long from its beginning in the Yukon Territory, stretching across the state of Alaska, through the Yukon Flats in the east, the mountains across the center, the Yukon Delta in the west, finally reaching its destination in the Bering Sea, the Yukon River is certainly mighty.
National Park Week
Here is a brief description of a few parks in Alaska to celebrate National Park Week!
Native Fun Facts
The fun facts continue. This will help with some of the native terms you may see in the Alaska articles.
Natives of Alaska
Before the times of cruise ships, airplanes, and tourists, there were a people who lived in, and with respect of, this great land. There are 218 federally recognized tribes in Alaska!
Nature Touring in Alaska
Wouldn’t it be awesome to spend three weeks in June on an Alaskan Eco Tour? Mark Garland does just that, leading the tour. I interviewed Mark via email to gain some insight on his Alaskan tour. Here’s what I found out.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Or at least there is a North Pole where Santa is said to live! Travel fourteen miles south of Fairbanks Alaska along the Richardson Highway, and you will pass right through North Pole Alaska.
The fabled Northwest Passage. Could there be a route, through the waters of the Arctic Ocean that would allow goods to move back and forth without having to sail around South America? How would this route affect Alaskans?
Oil in Alaska
Alaska cannot be fully explored or written about without mentioning oil. The debate to, drill or not drill, is heated. Almost 85% of the state budget is provided for by oil revenues. Compared to another state known for oil; Texas, where production taxes are only about 5% of state revenues.
Packing for Alaskan Cruise
It's time to pack for your cruise. Where to begin? Read on for suggestions and tips on making this task a little bit easier.
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