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The Best Places in Alaska to See the Northern Lights

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Alaska Northern Lights
One of the prettiest sights to see has to be the aurora borealis with its swirls of green, blue, yellow, or pink shimmering and pulsating across the night sky. Caused by a reaction of ionized particles in the atmosphere near the Earth’s poles, the Northern Lights are typically visible in...  Read More

The Great Migration: Who All Lives in Alaska?

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Old Town in Alaska
One question us Alaskans get asked often is, “People actually live in Alaska?” Yes! Not only do people live here, they love it here. In fact, while Alaska might have one of the smallest state populations in the United States, the diversity of its residents, and the ways in which...  Read More

Why I Like to Work Here: Joe Brannon- Rail Guide, Rail Services

by rosen Posted in Why I Like to Work Here
Why do I keep coming back to work here?  It’s fun.  I get to share the Alaska I love with people and hear about their experiences on vacation.  The people I work with are great, too. Joe Brannon- Rail Guide, Rail Services...  Read More

Job Story: Pat Cooley- Front Desk Manager, Juneau (Baranof) Hotel

by rosen Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Job Story:  Pat Cooley- Front Desk Manager, Juneau (Baranof) Hotel I was just a shy, young, wallflower, and left my home state of Washington after graduating from Seattle University to pursue a new adventure in Alaska. This adventure turned into a job that became my career in customer service.  I...  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

Why I Like to Work Here: Lucie Payment, Whitehorse Westmark Hotel

by rosen Posted in Why I Like to Work Here
I know what my job is and what I have to do.  I have the necessary and proper equipment to get the job done. I like that. Lucie Payment, Whitehorse Westmark Hotel...  Read More

Danielle Cox- Division Manager, Fairbanks Transportation

by rosen Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Job Story:  Danielle Cox, Division Manager, Fairbanks Transportation It was 1994 and I was working full time while going to college.  A friend approached me and said you should work in Alaska and be a driver guide, it is so much fun and the money is good.  I thought, sounds...  Read More

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

by rosen Posted in A Day In The Life
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

Why I Like to Work Here: Brittany Boggs- Wait Staff, Anchorage Westmark Hotel

by rosen Posted in Why I Like to Work Here
I don’t like working at the Westmark, I LOVE it! Everyone is like family to me. There are so many fun, unique personalities here at the Westmark Anchorage Hotel. I have formed so many great friendships at work that will last a lifetime. It is also such an amazing experience...  Read More

Beate Wilson- Gift Shop Clerk

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska
I started my work in May 2009 at a seasonal position in the Gift shop. I was then hired as a full time employee all year round and I love it. Being in retail for the last 20 years- I love this job in this small, but busy, Gift shop. ...  Read More