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Things to do in Alaska

Visit the Chena Hot Springs that were initially discovered by gold miners in 1905. These springs continue to be the go-to destination for the people of Fairbanks who seek relaxation and rejuvenation.

Drop into the fabric of another dimension. Visit the off-the-beaten path backcountry community of Gustavus. This town includes a population of various professionals such as doctors, lawyers and former government workers who left the bustle of civilization so that they could live in the middle of the woods.

To extend and intensify your experience, take a long, wandering drive along the Dalton Highway. Beginning just north of Fairbanks and plunging Northward through the isolation of the Arctic, this road enables you to enjoy the solitary yet scenic splendor of the Brooks Range Mountains along the way.

Denali National Park offers breathtaking Christmas-card-worthy splendor. Denali is populated with an array of wildlife such as moose, bears, wolves, caribou and eagles. The fact that there is only one road meandering through the park will make your journey even more special, but to truly appreciate the wonder of Denali, you should wander through the park on foot. Glacier Bay National Park is another breathtaking option. Puffins dot the landscape of the park, and you can see this crystalline glacial world from another perspective when you embark upon a sea kayak adventure.

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