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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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This August was our 10th trip to Alaska - we think of it as our second home. Places not to miss: the Pratt museum in Homer, a trip to Halibut Cove, Saltry's restaurant, Jay Green's beautiful jewelry (my wife got an Orca), the Voyager Hotel in Anchorage, the Susitna River Cabins in Talkeetna, Cafe Michelles...don't miss Sacks restaurant in Anchorage. We've only been back a couple weeks and I'm already homesick for beauty and the wonderful people. Lake Lucinda (Lucilles) Best Western is my favorite spot in the whole state. We could go on and on - but these are HI-LITES.   T Snider

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