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Top 10 Facts about Anchorage You Need to Know As a Tour Guide

by ATJ Posted in A Day In The Life
Anchorage
photo by Paxson Woelber Anchorage, Alaska, isn’t like other U.S. cities. It’s farther north than Helsinki, and its winter days shorten to only five and a half hours. However, the city shifts to the opposite over the summer, with about 19 hours of daylight per day in July. Unlike most...  Read More

Top 10 Everyday Sights that are Uniquely Alaska

by ATJ Posted in A Day In The Life
Moose crossing the road? Just another everyday sight in Alaska!
Moose crossing the road? Just another everyday sight in Alaska! Source.   There’s no mistake about it: Alaska is a remarkably beautiful frontier in so many ways. But the State is also fascinatingly unique. From its people to its wildlife to its abundance of snow (and shovelers), Alaska holds a...  Read More

Seasonal Jobs That Don’t Require Constant Travel

by ATJ Posted in A Day In The Life
Photo by schmidmsu1 used under Creative Commons License
Many people assume seasonal jobs in Alaska require constant trekking. This is simply not the case. Some of us love to be turtles, carrying a few belongings on our backs, but there’s also nothing wrong with the stability that comes from working in a central location. Let’s take a quick...  Read More

How Do Alaskans Prepare For Winter?

by ATJ Posted in A Day In The Life
This photo by Doug Brown is used under Creative Commons License
There’s cold, and then there’s “Alaska in the winter” cold. Just how cold are we talking? Interior Alaska often experiences temperatures as low as minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit for days at a time. But despite the frigid temps, locals find ways to survive and thrive through every winter. In order...  Read More

Alaska Jobs: Day In The Life: Escorted Tour Operations, Tour Director

by rosen Posted in A Day In The Life
Escorted Tour Operations, Tour Director- Randy Shinn Being a Tour Concierge with Holland America-Princess has been and continues to be one of the most rewarding work experiences in my journey of life. I am able to meet interesting people from all over the world, aid in their process of touring...  Read More

Alaska Jobs: Day In The Life: Copper River Princess Lodge, Bartender

by rosen Posted in A Day In The Life
Day Copper
Cooper River Princess Lodge, Bartender- Shea Abramo Following my third season at the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, my role as head bartender here at the Lodge as well as my second job working at the local bar have assisted me in creating a fantastic relationship with the locals and...  Read More

A Day In The Life: Dawson City Transportation, Fleet Detail Crew

by rosen Posted in A Day In The Life
Dawson City Transportation, Fleet Detail Crew- Al Sider As a member of the Holland America-Princess Yukon/Alaska team, working as a Fleet Detailer in the vicinity of Dawson City, Yukon, this job seems thankless and unrewarding. Please understand that it only seems this way….because with the correct attitude this job can...  Read More