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Anchorage Day Off Guide

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
Fun Things to do in Anchorage Three words: Anchorage is awesome. A modern, major city surrounded by snow-capped mountains, salmon-filled rivers, and some of the best adventures the state has to offer. Our Anchorage employees chime in to make sure you’re making the most of your down time. Get up...  Read More

Why Alaska Summer Jobs Are Great For Seniors

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
seniors-hiking
‘ One of the most nagging issues senior citizens must face when starting retirement is how to spend their new abundance of free time. While the downtime is often exactly what retirees seek, for many it eventually dissolves into boredom and creates a thirst to do something more productive. This...  Read More

7 Essentials for Your Summer Job in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
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Alaska is truly the last frontier of the American experience.  No other state provides such a wide variety of memorable activities. From camping to fishing to hunting, Alaska offers an exhilarating outdoor experience in all corners of its territory. If you’ve secured one of this year’s many exciting summer jobs...  Read More

Alaska National Parks Will Blow You Away: Pt. 2

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
kenai-fjord-harding-icefield
In our last profile of Alaska national parks, we featured four of Alaska’s most stunning natural settings. Now, for any other state, four national parks would be good and plenty.  But you’re forgetting this is Alaska we’re talking about.  Alaska simply has the most natural beauty of any place in...  Read More

Alaska National Parks Will Blow You Away: Pt. 1

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
glacier bay
Here's an amazing glimpse of four of Alaska's National Parks....  Read More

The Joy of Fishing in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in Friendliest Catch: Fishing in Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
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Everyone has their own reasons why they love visiting Alaska. Thrill seekers can’t get enough of the river rafting and skiing, while nature lovers relish the solitude of a hike into the Alaskan wilderness. No matter which way you look at it, there is truly something for everyone in this...  Read More

20 Reasons Why It’s Cool to Work in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Midnight sun
20 Reasons Why It’s Cool to Work in Alaska Still waiting to answer the call of the wild? You should consider an Alaska summer job. While there are millions of reasons why Alaska’s the coolest place to work in the world, we’ve narrowed them down to the top 20. From...  Read More

Josh- Driver Guide

by rosen Posted in Off the Clock
The jagged peakes of Tombstone Territorial Park (Source: Fritz Mueller)
I started with Holland America-Princess in the spring of 2008. I discovered the job through a fellow teammate while we were driving school bus in Dawson City. I started in the spring of 2008 as a driver in the Tombstone Territorial Park assisting the guides and in 2009 started giving...  Read More

Miranda- Guest Service Host

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock
Sunset over Dawsom City
It was after 6 long years of a drowning career in healthcare, that I sought out a place that could provide me the chance for adventure, and a time to use my marketing background. I came across the Holland America a Holland America guest service jobs posting on cruise job...  Read More

Brian- Transportation Manager

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Only in Alaska
Gorgeous view above Dawson City
Dawson City 2004, I had just driven across Canada from Ontario to Whistler BC and heard from a friend that Dawson City was a quiet place for me to enjoy a summer. We drove up from Whistler the next few days and arrived into Dawson in my ‘Green Machine’ (VW...  Read More