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Explore the Last Frontier from Your Couch with These 16 Films Set in Alaska

Explore the Last Frontier from Your Couch with These 16 Films Set in Alaska Maybe you’re dreaming of moving to Alaska. Maybe you want to sneak in a visit to the Last Frontier from the comfort of your living room. Or maybe you just want to learn more about life in the 49th state. Whatever your reason, these 16 films set in Alaska will transport you to the Land of the Midnight Sun. You’ll find a little something for everyone in this list: action and adventure, thrillers, tales of dark forces at work, celebrations of Alaskan wildlife, depictions of Alaska Native communities—and even sightings of […]

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What’s Alaska Really Like? These Top Alaska Lifestyle Blogs Will Give You the Inside Track

If you’re doing research on what it’s like to live in Alaska, checking out blogs written by Alaska residents is a great place to start. Alaska is a huge state with more than 725,000 residents living varied lifestyles—and the Alaska blog landscape reflects this range. Below, in our list of the best blogs about the Last Frontier, you’ll find topics that range from general Alaska interest to food, culture, fashion, news, off-grid living, fishing news, humor, and much more. Through the writings of these Alaska residents, you’ll get a great sense of both the highs and lows of Alaska life—and everything in between. Alaska Magazine […]

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Living in Ketchikan, Alaska: Your Guide to Alaska’s First City

Ketchikan got its start as a Tlingit fishing settlement. Its abundant salmon population and nearby mines attracted a few additional arrivals to the area. However, it was the Klondike Gold Rush that brought big changes to Ketchikan and kicked off the town’s expansion. Today, Ketchikan has a population of about ~8,200 and a reputation as a tight-knit, welcoming community. Many are attracted to Ketchikan for its breathtaking scenery and its year-round arts scene, fostered by a burgeoning creative community. 141 inches of rain per year Still others come to Ketchikan to enjoy much milder winters than Alaska’s more extreme destinations. However, Ketchikan is also well […]

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The 10 Best YouTube Channels for Understanding Life in Alaska—Before You Make the Move

What is it like to live in Alaska? Take it from us: It’s unlike anywhere else you’ve ever lived. We’ve got glaciers, moose walking down the street, punishing yet hauntingly beautiful winters, sunshine in the middle of the night, incredible fishing, pristine landscapes, and plenty of wide-open land to explore. However, it’s one thing to read about what life is like in Alaska and it’s another to actually see it. In our opinion, the best way to know what Alaska life is like is to make a visit. The second-best way is to tap into the below list of Alaska-focused YouTube channels. Through these YouTubers, […]

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