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Alaska.
A Winter Wonderland.

Brrrrr, its cold in here! Bundle up and enjoy your journey through a winter wonderland. Alaska is full of beautiful and breathtaking views. Walk through the streets of Alaska and enjoy the friendly people while drinking a nice hot drink that will warm your insides right up. Are you up for a challenge? If you have the guts, go skiing at one of the world’s best locations for snowy mountains and steep hills. Take a boat ride and watch a humpback whale leaping out of the water. Come close to a glacier, and watch a bear feasting on his salmon dinner. Enjoy quiet, relaxing moments as you fish all day and enjoy the atmosphere. Have amazing moments in Alaska, the memories that you experience here are ever lasting!

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Alaska Culture

Alaska is most famous for its beautiful white cold snowy winters and its people, the Eskimos. Eskimo are the native inhabitants of Alaska. The word Eskimo means "eaters of raw meat.” The word was used by the Algonquin Indians of eastern Canada who named the Alaskan people Eskimos, because they wore animal-skin clothing and were adept hunters. The Eskimo culture has a language that is divided into two major dialectical groups, the Inupik speakers

(Greenland to western Alaska) and the Yupik speakers (southwestern Alaska and Siberia). Eskimos adapt to the cold and harsh environment due to their material culture. Eskimos have a skill in making tools and other useful devices from al types of material. Clothing sewn from skins, sled runners made, and the well-known igloo, or snow house, are some examples of indigenous cultural adaptations developed from available natural materials. The beauty of Alaska not only lies on its mountains but in its people and culture as well.

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Alaska Shopping

Where ever you go in Alaska you can not help to buy and shop for the most unique gifts and products that the state offers. Some items that are classic and are worth buying are gold nugget jewelry that are carved from ivory and jade. Clothing is always a winner, especially if you afford some authentic animal skins and rich furs. If you are on a tight budget, go for the woven baskets made out of beach grass and bark. Want to taste a little of the Alaskan food? Try what

Alaska is known for… FISH! Have some canned or smoked salmon. Wild berries and reindeer sausages are also a popular combination. Look for the original, made in Alaska logo, for the genuine items made specifically in Alaska, and remember that not all products can be brought back home. Wildlife products cannot be transported through customs, but you can enjoy all of that in Alaska. Have fun and shop till you drop, there are so many great products to enjoy in Alaska.

 

Alaska Restaurants

We’ve provided listings for some of the top restaurants in Alaska including Anchorage, Jueanu, Nome, Homer and more. You’ll find lavish gourmet restaurants, affordable restaurants serving up good food, and everything in between. Sample traditional Alaskan cuisine or other specialty cuisines that are sure to make your taste buds happy.

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  Ketchikan Kodiak Nome  
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