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Boston Marathon Too Square for You? Try These 8 Fun Runs

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Apr 17th 2014 01:21 PM
The Boston Marathon is coming up. Here are some stranger running events.
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Monday's Boston Marathon is certainly one of the more celebrated events for runners to show off their moxie. But if you're looking to travel for races that are more eclectic -- and at considerably less than marathon distances -- check out these crazy events around the country designed for athletes on two feet.
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Anchorage to Debut Official Team Snowball Fighting

by Kim Foley MacKinnon. Posted Dec 16th 2010 07:41 AM
Official team snowball fighting is coming to the U.S. for the first time, according to officials in Anchorage. "Yukigassen" is already popular in Japan and northern countries.
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Anchorage with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

by Katherine Johnson. Posted Sep 27th 2010 01:30 PM
Anchorage with Kids: A Family Vacation


Anchorage, a gateway to the rest of Alaska, is the perfect starting point for family vacations with kids. Anchorage visitors will find clean air, snow capped mountains and breathtaking ocean vistas during the summer months, as well as moderate temperatures and eighteen hours of daylight. So, you're free to spend your time packing in activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, gold panning, wildlife viewing and glacier cruising without worrying about the sun going down and ruining your fun. A number of family-fun activities make trips to Anchorage with kids an unforgettable experience for all.

While Anchorage has tall buildings and traffic like any other larger city, its location between Cook Inlet and the wilderness of the Chugach Mountains means that it is not uncommon to spot a moose in traffic, salmon spawning in a stream or a bear walking down the road.

Family travel here affords opportunities unlike anywhere else in the world. Here's my idea of a perfect day in Anchorage.

Insider Tip: When booking your hotel room, make sure to book a room with blackout drapes. Otherwise, you will not be able to sleep since it doesn't actually get dark.
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Adventure Activities in Anchorage - Try if You Dare

by Larissa Ovitt. Posted Sep 23rd 2010 09:17 AM
Adventure Activity Anchorage

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Alaska is a land untamed by the industrialized world. Its snow-capped mountains, deep valleys and icy waters offer a serene backdrop for endless adventures and outdoor activities. Anchorage, the state's largest city, provides visitors with extreme opportunities to explore this equally extreme landscape. Try an adventure activity in Anchorage when you visit.
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Anchorage Slang

by Janet Allison. Posted Sep 21st 2010 04:00 PM
Anchorage Slang

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One sure way to distinguish between a visitor and a local in any city is to listen out for slang terms and slang phrases. Anchorage, Alaska is no different. In some ways, there are even more peculiar expressions used in Alaskan lingo than in American slang because of the Native influence.

(While we're on the subject of Anchorage local language, remember that "Native" is always capitalized.)
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