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    Where to Eat in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory: 11 Delicious Spots to Visit

    If you find yourself in the Yukon Territory, I'm assuming it's not by accident. Canada's northwesternmost territory is remote and relatively undeveloped by modern tourist standards: it's traversed by only a few highways, and is even less visited than some of the most far-flung places I've visited in neighboring Alaska. Your options for where to stay and where to eat are limited – but don't get me wrong: there's no shortage of incredible things to do in the Yukon...

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    How to Make Alaskan Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

    There are some smells I associate only with Alaska: the crisp fresh smell of birch trees putting out their leaves in spring, bug spray in the peak of summer when the mosquitos are at their worst, and fresh breakfast wafting down to my bedroom from the kitchen on the second floor of my childhood home...

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    August 2023 Alaska Trip Report:
    Making Lemonade from Lemons

    While it might seem from the pictures and stories here on my blog that travel is always smooth sailing, it is always my goal to show travel as it really is: a wonderful opportunity, often messy and requiring flexibility, and always memorable. Such was the case for my most recent trip to Alaska in late August 2023; almost none of it went according to plan – but everyone learned from it, and I think we each even had a good time (at least once!)...

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    Alaska in November: A Guide to Visiting in Early Winter

    There are some months that I just don't hear many questions about visiting Alaska – and November is one of them. It's not that there's nothing to do in the winter (there's lots in both Anchorage and Fairbanks!) or that you can't see the aurora (you absolutely can!) – it's more that people maybe just think about visiting in the heart of winter (December & January) or in the late winter (February & March). All this to say, if you're planning to visit Alaska in November, you're in for a treat...

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    The 7 Best Things to Do in Haines Junction, Yukon Territory

    Nestled in the heart of Yukon, you'll find the community of Haines Junction. As the name suggests, this town exists at a junction – between the Alaska-Canadian Highway and the Haines Highway, but that's not all it's known for. Framed by the breathtaking Saint Elias Mountain Range and serving as the gateway to Kluane National Park, Haines Junction is more than just a turn-or-straight intersection – it's a destination brimming with outdoor adventures and cultural experiences...

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    Where to Eat in Haines Junction, Yukon: Your Best (& Only!) Bets

    It's called the "animal cupcake," but it's not edible: it's the quirky roadside attraction that marks the interaction between the Alaska-Canadian Highway and the Haines Highway in the town of Haines Junction, Yukon Territory. Though you can't nosh into it, you can find other delicious foods in this small northern community – for a town that just 700 people call home, there are some decent options...

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    5 Reasons to Visit Alaska in the Fall

    The magenta fireweed blossoms taper to a narrow point as the sun sets beyond Mount Susitna. I'm sitting at the parking lot near the top of Mt. Baldy near the town where I grew up, watching the end of another Alaskan autumn day. The majority of the tourists from the peak summer season have returned home; I'm back visiting Alaska in the fall to discover why this shoulder season is increasingly drawing intrepid travelers. While I wouldn't say it's the "best" time to visit Alaska based on most criteria, it's still worth considering – and honestly, it's my favorite time to visit Alaska...