Where in the West Should I Go? • 60 Places to Visit in 2023

Welcome to our 2nd Annual “Where in the West Should I Go?” This year, we’ve added some places, so you have more of the West to explore. The full list is only available to subscribers, though much of it isn’t behind the paywall. We’ll also be posting throughout the year on our Substack. Sign up …

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Story and photos by Lisa Maloney The more remote the Alaska community, the more conscious people tend to be that our mutual survival depends on facing obstacles together. That might be one of the factors at play in the near-Arctic city of Nome, a surprisingly cosmopolitan community that straddles the line between regional hub (providing …

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Mount Ballyhoo, Alaska

Mount Ballyhoo is a place for adventurers with its spectacular views, beautiful lightly-trafficked hiking trails and rich history. It’s impressively one of the tallest peaks in the region of Unalaska Island at an elevation of 1,634 feet. Mount Ballyhoo offers a moderately difficult three-mile hiking experience with two separate trailheads that are easily accessible. Each year the Ballyhoo Mountain Run takes place, where participants race up and down the mountain. The winner is recognized as “king of the hill.”