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Off the Clock: 9 Things to Do in Dawson City, Yukon

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Fun Things To Do In Dawson City, Yukon
From the history of Jack London to Yukon’s stunning scenery, there is so much to see and learn in Dawson City. Here’s a list of activities we recommend doing once you’re done with your shift. Literary types and history buffs will especially get a kick out of spending a summer...  Read More

History of the Alaska Highway (also known as ALCAN)

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
History of the Alaska Highway
Constructed during World War II for the purpose of connecting the lower 48 states to Alaska through Canada, this iconic highway has a history almost as long as the road itself. Learning about the highway before you drive on it will enrich your trip to Alaska! Here are some important...  Read More

7 Delicious Facts About Copper River Salmon

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Everything You Need to Know About Copper River Salmon
The Copper River is Alaska’s fifth-largest river and the tenth-largest in the United States – and it happens to be the home to the legendary Copper River red salmon. Learn all about these tasty fish before you land a gig with us at the Copper River Princess Lodge. 1. Red...  Read More

6 Reasons You’ll Love Working at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Kenai Princess Wilderness Jobs
Commonly known as Alaska’s favorite playground, the Kenai Peninsula is a paradise for outdoor activities – it’s also the home of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Here are some of the many reasons you’ll love working at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge! 1. It’s near your...  Read More

5 Common Myths About Retiring in Alaska – Busted

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Alaska Retirement
You’ve worked hard during your career, and now you’re thinking of the next big phase in your life. Perhaps you’re craving adventure and have considered moving to Alaska, but think it’s too difficult or pricey. Let us bust some of the assumptions people make about living and retiring in Alaska....  Read More

How to Get to Skagway

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Traveling to Skagway
Do you want to know the best way to get to Skagway from the lower 48? You’re in luck! It’s one of only three Southeast Alaska cities accessible by road, so if you’re up for a long drive, you can get to Skagway via your car. If that’s not your...  Read More

All About Fairbanks: How to Make the Most Out of Your Visit

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Activities in Fairbanks
From polar bears to its gold rush past, there is so much to see and learn in Fairbanks! Here’s a list of can’t-miss activities in “The Golden Heart of Alaska.” Northern lights Did you know that Fairbanks is one of the best places in the world to see the northern...  Read More

Everything You Need to Know About the Weather in Ketchikan

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Weather Systems in Ketchikan
What kind of weather can you expect during your trip to Ketchikan? It might not be what you’re imagining. This city, nestled in the Southeast region of Alaska, is affected by a very unique climate. Here’s a little bit about the different conditions you might encounter when visiting this green...  Read More

Why You Should Consider a Cooking Job in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Being a cook in Alaska is a great way to build your culinary resume. We offer seasonal jobs at our Westmark and Princess Wilderness Lodges locations, as well as for our rail services area. Learn about some of the opportunities we provide and why you should consider putting your culinary...  Read More

How to Select a Workamping Job in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Finding a Workamping Job in Alaska
Are you considering a Workamping job in Alaska? It’s an amazing way to spend a season in the Last Frontier while earning some money for your next adventure. If you have an RV and want to spend a summer living and working in Alaska, Holland America Princess offers full RV...  Read More