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Whoops: Glitch in Apple Maps Keeps Telling Drivers to Cross an Airport Runway

Whoops: Glitch in Apple Maps Keeps Telling Drivers to Cross an Airport Runway Sep 26th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Bill Abbott, Flickr Since the advent of GPS and the access to it on our smartphones, many of us have completely given up on doing any navigating ourselves. We set our destination, we press "route" and we sit back and do whatever the nice voice tells us to do. No matter where it takes us. But a recent glitch in Apple maps might have you rethinking that kind of behavior. Fairbanks International...

Video: Yukon Quest 2012 gets started

Feb 7th, 2012 at 2:30PM: This past weekend saw the kickoff of one of the year's biggest sporting events. No, not the Super Bowl. The 2012 Yukon Quest began. What is Yukon Quest? It's just your run-of-the-mill 1,000 mile dog sled race from Fairbanks, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. It follows the trail that prospectors took during the gold rush of the 1890s and celebrate the Yukon River, the "highway of...

Alaska's ports of entry undergo major facelifts

Alaska's ports of entry undergo major facelifts Jun 7th, 2011 at 5:30PM: Visitors returning to Alaska will notice some major changes at several airports across the state. Terminals in Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks have undergone some dramatic changes recently that should make traveling through the major ports of entry go more smoothly. The Juneau International Airport in the state capital has a newly renovated terminal with higher ceilings, more windows,...

Winter in Alaska: five amazing, unforgettable things to do in Fairbanks

Mar 6th, 2011 at 3:00PM: In the spirit of journeying during periods less traveled, I've embarked to Alaska this winter. Follow the adventures here, and prepare to have your preconceived notions destroyed along the way. A glimpse at what Fairbanks offers during the winter We've already discussed a number of amazing activities to do whilst in Anchorage during the winter, but what about Alaska's second largest...

Five outstandingly delicious places to eat in Alaska

Five outstandingly delicious places to eat in Alaska Mar 5th, 2011 at 4:00PM: In the spirit of journeying during periods less traveled, I've embarked to Alaska this winter. Follow the adventures here, and prepare to have your preconceived notions destroyed along the way. Particularly in the winter, it's pretty crucial that you stay warm and well fed while in Alaska. We can't make any promises about the ease of the former, but we've got the latter completely under...

Winter in Alaska: Paws for Adventure dog mushing tour through Fairbanks (video)

Mar 4th, 2011 at 4:30PM: In the spirit of journeying during periods less traveled, I've embarked to Alaska this winter. Follow the adventures here, and prepare to have your preconceived notions destroyed along the way. Video footage from my one hour Paws for Adventure dog sled tour in Fairbanks, AK The more time I spent in Alaska during the winter, the more I asked myself why this wasn't considered a tourist...

Only in Alaska: How to see the northern lights

Only in Alaska: How to see the northern lights Aug 11th, 2010 at 11:00AM: Just like a bear or a moose, the northern lights are a sought-after sight in Alaska. Despite being present around 300 days of the year in the north of the state, the lights (or "aurora borealis") are actually visible for much fewer. Alaska's long days mean that summer skies are too bright for the lights to show, but as the fall approaches (yep, mid- to late-August marks the beginning of autumn up...

Only in Alaska: Celebrating solstice

Only in Alaska: Celebrating solstice Jun 19th, 2009 at 2:39PM: Before I moved to Alaska, I assumed that solstice celebrations were for druids and/or hippies, and imagined long-haired folks with crowns of leaves preforming incantations and ceremonies on both the longest and shortest days of the year. While there are no doubt spiritual observances of the elliptical path of the sun going on in Alaska, up here you're just as likely to have a grocery store clerk...

Only in Alaska: Welcome to the 49th state

Only in Alaska: Welcome to the 49th state May 15th, 2009 at 7:00PM: Alaska is one of those places where your expectations are met and often exceeded: the mountains are gargantuan and they're everywhere, there are moose wandering the cities, and folks still run trap lines and live in log cabins. Yes, people still mush dogs (an Iditarod champion even lives in my small town), and many Alaska Natives still practice subsistence living. Though the stereotypical Alaska...

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