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17 Fascinating and Famous People of Alaska

You’ll meet plenty of captivating people in Alaska with absolutely zero interest in fame or celebrity. In fact, plenty of people move to Alaska to live their lives exactly as they please—under the radar. However, Alaska does have its share of famous people and celebrities. Some were born in Alaska. Others simply spent formative years in the state. Below, we’ll share a list of the 17 most fascinating famous people and celebrities associated with Alaska for one reason or another. The sheer breadth of how these people made their mark is just another reminder of the different personalities and lifestyles you’ll find in the Last...

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How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Container to or from Alaska?

If you’re moving a significant number of items to or from Alaska, you’re likely looking at using a shipping container. (And you probably want to know how much it will cost!) Even though containers come in industry-standard sizes, quoting a price to move them requires a few special considerations. In this article, we’ll show you the three major factors that go into a quote for shipping a container to or from Alaska. With this knowledge, you’ll 1) understand your quote better and 2) know you’re getting the right price for your shipment. Whether you’re: A family moving from Alaska to the lower 48 with a...

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The Top 16 Most Popular Fish in Alaska to Catch & Eat

Whether you’re angling for them or eating them, fish play a central role in Alaska life. But the impact of Alaska’s fish and seafood extends far beyond the state’s borders. More than half the fish caught in U.S. waters are caught in Alaska. Additionally, Alaska exports more than $3 billion worth of seafood annually to the lower 48, China, Japan, Europe, South Korea, and Canada—among other locations. Since seafood is so vital to Alaska, it only seems appropriate to offer you a guide to the 16 most popular fish in the state. This guide can serve as a wish list for an angler who wants...

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12 Things to Know Before Moving to Juneau

A thriving arts scene. Tons of outdoor activities. Milder winters. A friendly atmosphere. Juneau, Alaska’s capital city has plenty to offer those who choose to call it home. However, Juneau isn’t for everyone. It can be rainy. Winters can be long. It’s not accessible by road, and the cost of living isn’t anything to sneeze at. Considering a move to Juneau? Wondering if it’s the right place for you? Check out our top 12 must-knows below, so you can decide for yourself. #1: It’s Rainy—Really Rainy If you can’t stand the rain, Juneau may not be the place for you. The area gets measurable precipitation...

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14 of the Best Hikes Near Anchorage, Alaska

There are plenty of reasons to move to Anchorage, Alaska. Where else can you experience such incredible natural beauty in such close proximity to all the amenities of a mid-sized city like Anchorage? And what better way to enjoy the stunning vistas in and around Anchorage than by taking a hike? Get yourself outdoors with our below list of the 14 best hikes in the Anchorage area. They range from easy hikes for the entire family to tougher adventures for experienced hikers. Each offers its own compelling draw: beautiful views, wildlife encounters, waterfalls, lakes, and more. If you’re ready to get out and explore all...

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Alaska’s Oil and Gas Industry: By the Numbers

The most important economic engine in the state—that’s how a report from the McKinley Research Group positions the oil and gas industry in Alaska. After contributing more than $180 billion in revenue to the state of Alaska—and $3.1 billion to state and local governments—it’s easy to see how the oil and gas industry has been such a powerful force in Alaska. Let’s take a closer look at this economic engine—and the numbers behind it. First, let’s take a quick look at how closely the history of the industry intertwines with the history of the state overall. Alaska’s Oil & Gas Industry—Yesterday and Today 1867 In...

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