Yukon Quest: The Toughest Sled Dog Race in the World


Its -15 Celsius (about 8 Fahrenheit) and the sled dogs are happy. This crisp weather is just how they like it to run the Yukon Quest, a grueling 1,000-mile race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Dog Sledding in the Yukon: Pure Magic


The sled dogs are pitching a fit barking, howling, leaping, frothing. They’re ready to go. I’m not so sure I am.

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Corn Chowder


We enjoyed this thick, rich corn chowder at Sky High Wilderness Ranch just before taking off for a chilly sled dog adventure.

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Bannock, Fry Bread from the Yukon


Bannock, also known as fry bread or Indian bread, is found throughout North American Native cuisine. In Canada, fry bread is often made by the Inuit and First Nations peoples.

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Westmark Hotel, Whitehorse, Yukon


The Westmark Hotel is a great choice for families and adventurers looking for friendly, convenient, and affordable lodging in the Yukon.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Packing for Cold Weather


Cold — it’s not something I knew much about. Born in California and residing in mild Western Oregon, I was a cold weather virgin.

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Good Eating in the Yukon


Picture the Yukon. You likely won’t picture delicious and often sophisticated food, but you should.

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The Boreal Gourmet: Adventures in Northern Cooking


This cookbook makes you want to throw over your civilized life, strap on boots and head north to the Yukon.

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