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First settled by the Greeks in the seventh century B.C., Sicily has been conquered by the Carthaginians (Phoenicians), the Romans, the Arabs, the Spanish and the Normans. And parts of each culture shine through today. 

Scott McMurren
In peak travel season, many of the most popular creature comforts cost extra. Get used to it.Scott McMurren
Low fares from Alaska to the Lower 48 have largely dried up during the heat of summer. But they should be back by August or September for travel to California, New York and Seattle.Scott McMurren
Former customers of an Anchorage motor home rental company are backing the Better Business Bureau in a battle over vacations gone bad. Some question whether you get what you pay for.Craig Medred

Few Alaskans know about Moosehide. But the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in are keenly aware of their place, a few miles east of the line between the U.S. and Canada. They have friends and relatives on the other side of that line -- Alaskans who played a crucial role in helping them resurrect their traditions and culture.

 

Mike Dunham
Though no one was seriously injured when a White Pass & Yukon Route train derailed near the Alaska-Canada border last week, one passenger said the accident "could have been a hell of a lot more serious than it was."Megan Edge
Couple's motto: "Work hard with a purpose, save money, don’t worry too much, save money, sleep outside, ride a bike, don’t buy stuff, don’t worry, ride a bike, save money, work hard and eventually quit your job because your life is more important."Alaska Dispatch News

Couple's motto: "Work hard with a purpose, save money, don’t worry too much, save money, sleep outside, ride a bike, don’t buy stuff, don’t worry, ride a bike, save money, work hard and eventually quit your job because your life is more important."

Alaska Dispatch News
As additional details about the derailment emerge, the executive director of a Skagway clinic says her facility treated nearly two dozen White Pass & Yukon Route passengers for minor injuries.Megan Edge

Over the last nine years, nearly a dozen zip line tours have sprung up in Alaska from Ketchikan to Talkeetna, including a new operation in Seward that opened less than a month ago.

Alli Harvey

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