49th in Fashion

Once voted the worst dressed state in the nation by Travel + Leisure, Alaska does a great job of living up to that title as comfortable clothing and outdoorsy accessories dominate everyone’s closets. The pops of color, bright labels, stylish boots and excited attitudes of Jordan Keosodsay, Daija Sypakanphay and Jovelle Emperador looked out of…

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Talkeetna’s Treasures

A sleepy town with a population of 876, Talkeetna is famous as a pre-base camp of sorts for Denali climbing expeditions. Summer months are the busiest here; long lines of buses arrive with cruise ship passengers eager to explore the old buildings and rich wilderness that surrounds Talkeetna. Professional and amateur climbers meander the streets,…

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A Portrait of Alaska Coffee

Dawn is breaking over Anchorage. Joined by my family’s yellow lab, Lilly, we drive down Jewel Lake Road toward Dimond Boulevard at 7 a.m. The sun isn’t quite over the mountains yet, but the line outside Java the Hut is already four cars deep at both windows. The unmistakable lime green hut is one of…

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