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The Benefits of Visiting Alaska in September

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Visting Alaska in September
The bright yellow birches of the boreal forest and the rich red tundra make September a beautiful time to visit Alaska. You may have to bundle up and bring your rain jacket, but the crowds will be smaller, the bugs will be fewer, and your chances of catching the Aurora...  Read More

What It’s Like to Work in Rail Services

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Working in Rail Services in Alaska
The opportunity to work onboard a train in Alaska is definitely unique! Let us give you some insight into the types of available positions and what kind of personality traits make an excellent Rail Operator. Some of our rail workers are fascinated by trains from a very young age and...  Read More

5 Alaskan Islands You Have to Visit

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Alaska's Best Islands to Visit
So much of Alaska exists beyond the coastline. If you like the sound of docking your kayak on the shore of a tiny island that feels all your own, or flying into an expansive island with miles to explore, Alaska has something for you. Here are five of our favorite...  Read More

30 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Juneau

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Things to Know About Moving to Juneau
Congratulations, you’re moving to Juneau! You’re going to have the time of your life while you’re here, and there are plenty of lessons you’ll learn along the way. Here are 30 tips and insights from ATJ to help you get ahead of the learning curve. Culture 1. Russian Orthodox culture...  Read More

5 Best Places to View Bears in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Brown Bear Viewing in Alaska
Living in Alaska is like living in a zoo that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All kinds of wildlife creatures roam freely through the forests and plains—and sometimes even down Main Street! One of the most iconic animals of the Alaska wild is the bear. And...  Read More

15 Facts About the Kenai Peninsula

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Fascinating Facts about the Kenai Peninsula
The Kenai Peninsula is a fascinating region. It has a rich human and natural history and a complex ecosystem of animal and plant life. There’s so much to learn, and so much to see! Here are 15 of our favorite facts about the mysterious Kenai Peninsula. 1. The first European...  Read More

Why You’ll Love a Summer Job at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge
Fairbanks is known as the Golden Heart of Alaska. Hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and camping are minutes away, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Here are all the reasons why you’ll love a summer job at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, which is located on the Chena River in...  Read More

4 Reasons Why You’ll Love Living in Juneau for the Summer

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Reason to live in Juneau for the summer
Juneau is Alaska’s capital city. It’s a thriving cultural hub as well as an oasis of natural beauty. You’ll fall in love with Juneau for your own reasons, and make your own special memories here. Of course, there are a few things pretty much everyone thinks make Juneau so amazing:...  Read More

4 National Parks You Should Visit This Summer in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in Only in Alaska
National Parks To Visit in Alaska This Summer
Have you ever seen the blue ice of a glacial cave, or heard a glacier calve? Have you ever watched a pack of sled dogs mush? Have you fished alongside a brown bear? What about walked across the sealed cap of an active volcano? Check all these and more off...  Read More

The Best Summer Jobs in Alaska for Students

by ATJ Posted in Only in Alaska
Students Take Summer Jobs in Alaska
Visiting Alaska for the first time is a powerful experience at any age. When you’re young, it’s transformative. If you aren’t sure what you’re doing this summer, a seasonal job in Alaska could be the perfect opportunity to earn money, travel, and have the adventure of a lifetime. What kinds...  Read More