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The Unconventional Guide to Alaska: 7 Ways to Have Fun in the Midnight Sun

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
baseball player swinging
Many travelers come home from Alaska remarking on having seen locals out gardening at midnight. And it’s true. During Alaskan summers, the days are very, very long—in a good way. We take this opportunity to share with you some of our favorite activities to fill our plentiful daylight hours. Midnight...  Read More

The Unconventional Guide to Alaska: Must-Have Packing List

by ATJ Posted in Only in Alaska
Swimsuit Polar Bear Swim
Even the most seasoned travelers have had the unfortunate experience of getting to their destination only to realize that, oops, they forgot something. It’s always important to make out a packing list and to check it twice before you leave. However, when you’re heading off to Alaska there are a...  Read More

The Unconventional Guide to Alaska: Delicacies of the Last Frontier

by ATJ Posted in In the Kitchen
reindeer-filet
Delicious Alaskan Dishes You Must Try Eating local is a big deal for foodies these days, and the foods of Alaska are some of the best in the world. Here are some specialties to try when you’re exploring the Last Frontier. Reindeer Don’t tell Rudolph, but reindeer meat is leaner...  Read More

The Unconventional Guide to Alaska: Best Bars

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
Aurora Ice Sculpture Igloo Bar Alaska
Alaska is a state of vast wilderness and wide open spaces. It has the largest land area of any state in the US, a whopping 432 times the size of the smallest, Rhode Island, but also one of the smallest populations. This might lead one to believe that the people...  Read More

The Unconventional Guide to Alaska: 10 Weird Alaska Attractions to See Before Your Die

by ATJ Posted in Only in Alaska
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Alaska has always had a personality all its own. So when we say we’re sharing our favorite quirky and wonderful tourist attractions with you, we mean business. Anyone looking for things to do in Alaska should check out this list. Hammer Museum, Haines, AK “If I had a hammer…” Some...  Read More

5 Advantages of a Seasonal Job

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Desk Jobs Suck
When you first answered the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” chances are you pictured something glamorous like astronaut or ballerina (maybe even an astronaut ballerina). Now, many years and aptitude tests later, you still can’t see yourself sitting behind a desk from 9-5 every...  Read More

12 Hottest Bands in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
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Most residents of the lower 48 don’t know much about Alaska musicians beyond Jewel. But the rugged lifestyle and beautiful terrain continue to inspire musicians of all genres. And one of the perks of Alaska jobs is checking out the music scene in your new city. Here are twelve hot...  Read More

7 Alaskan Experiences to Write Home About

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
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Alaska. The Last Frontier. Land of the Midnight Sun. The names just scream romance and adventure. Here are seven experiences you can look forward to when you sign on to work in Alaska. Getting Close to Wildlife Alaska is filled with exciting animals, and with the lowest population density in...  Read More

9 Unexpected Ways to Serve Salmon at Your Next BBQ

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
Salmon sushi nigiri
Alaska is famous for wild salmon. And we all know how delicious this king fish is smoked and grilled. If your Copper River expedition is overly successful, try one of these innovative ways for you and your guests to enjoy fresh, wild salmon: Sushi The Japanese recognized long ago that...  Read More

10 Cutest Baby Animals of Alaska and What to Call Them

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Brown bear cub
There is more to Alaska’s natural beauty than glaciers and mountains. Home to over 60 species of mammals, Alaska boasts some of the cutest baby animals in the world. Keep reading for fun facts about these adorable critters and to learn what baby whales and baby moose have in common....  Read More