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For those with a naturalist streak, few places on earth compare with the wonders of Southwest Alaska. Brown bears amble along the hills and plains, and more than 240 bird species inhabit Alaska’s Southwest region. The region’s terrain ranges from a landscape of volcanoes in Katmai National Park created by the 1912 eruption of the Novarupta volcano, to the windswept Aleutian Islands that make a 1,000-mile sweep toward Asia.

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Alaska.............aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh.  What is great about it?  EVERYTHING!!!    From the time you step off the plane you realize you are experiencing a unique and beautiful thing. 

My trips to Alaska make me feel like I should have been an early explorer, like there is much more out there in life than I am currently experiencing.  I always leave there with a feeling of nostalgia  and longing - as if it is truly where I belong. 

The mountains, the people, the culture, the wildlife, the microbreweries.  It all comes together as one great experience.  From Seward, to McKinley, to Fairbanks.  ONE great experience.  Wish I could live there!!

Norine Waugaman

WV native - homesick for Alaska



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