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7 Animals to Spot during Alaska Winter

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Summer isn’t the only time for wildlife viewing in Alaska. Some animals might be easier to spot when the temperatures dip, snow covers the ground, and vegetation is thinner. Just as in summer, dusk and dawn are the best times to see wildlife, since those are the times when both...  Read More

Alaska’s Most Haunted Landmarks and Places

by ATJ Posted in Only in Alaska
Do you believe in ghosts? Many Alaska residents do—because they claim to have seen them. Sometimes it’s in a cemetery, sometimes a hotel, sometimes even a school. Alaska’s history is rich with the kind of stories that lead to ghostly lore: accidents, tragedies, miners and husbands who never return from...  Read More

Living Off the Grid in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Deep down, many of us share the same secret thought: What would it be like to chuck the city life, disconnect from the “real world” and live totally off the grid? Alaska is the perfect place to give it a try. With so much frontier left untouched, Alaska is ripe...  Read More

Top 10 Facts about Fairbanks for Visitors

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Fairbanks, Alaska, is a pretty special place. Not only is it one of the state’s largest cities and just down the road from Denali National Park and Preserve, it’s a bouncing-off point for trips into Alaska’s remote villages, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Gates of the Arctic National Park....  Read More

Join a Curling Club in Anchorage

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
Looking for something fun to do in the off-season while working in Anchorage? Consider that the “on” season for curling starts in October and ends in April, making it the perfect Alaska winter social event. Why not join a curling club to make friends while learning a new activity? What...  Read More

Off the Clock: 9 Things to Do in Juneau After Your Shift

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
You’ll be busy at work during your summer job in Juneau, but you chose to work here for a reason – you want to experience this beautiful state and enjoy some outdoor activities, too. We came up with nine fun things to do in Juneau when you’re off the clock...  Read More

Alaska Music Festivals For Audio Lovers

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Outdoor Concert
If you’re a music lover, summer is your season. Music festival after music festival string together shows you might otherwise have to wait ages to see. Thankfully, being in Alaska doesn’t exclude you from the musical joys of summer. Music festivals all over the state draw acts from far and...  Read More

Off The Clock: 8 Things To Do In Anchorage After Your Shift

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
Public Transit
At about 400,000 people, Anchorage isn’t the biggest city—but it draws an interesting variety of people. Which means the after-hours options are just as interesting. The great outdoors always offers endless opportunities for exploration and entertainment. But when your hiking boots need a break, there is still plenty to do...  Read More

Top 10 Facts About Juneau That Will Make You Sound Like A Local

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Aerial Alaska View
Alaska’s capital city, Juneau has a rich history and magnificent landscape—so it’s no wonder it attracts boatloads of visitors each year. Nestled in the Alaska panhandle, between the Gulf of Alaska and British Columbia, the Juneau area is almost as large as the states of Rhode Island and Delaware put...  Read More

5 of the Best Places to Work in Alaska for Outdoor Adventure

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Outdoor Alaska
Photo by Paxson Woelber If you love outdoor adventures, living and working in Alaska might be the best of both worlds—especially if it’s in one of these five places. Instead of working hard to save up for a vacation someplace near mountains, ocean, wildlife, and all sorts of outdoor sports...  Read More