Fuji Japanese Restaurant (Fairbanks)

  Driving around a new city looking for a place to eat especially when everyone is starving can be a daunting experience.  We Yelp, and Urban Spoon  and even Open Table, but our best suggestions always come by word of mouth, from some nice local person we happen to meet.  And that's how we discovered a true culinary gem-Fuji Japanese Restaurant. Click Here to see their awesome website that will whet your … [Read more...]

Gold Dredge 8 (Fairbanks)

So who doesn't have a dream to strike it rich? It's that spirit that propelled the huge gold rush that's a very important part of Alaska's and in particular Fairbanks' history. People have been mining here since the early 1900's and though techniques have changed over time, gold mining is still big business on the outskirts of this city in Alaska's northern interior.  Gold Dredge 8 is a really great place to learn … [Read more...]

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine (Fairbanks)

Reading all the reviews of the dining options in Fairbanks we were a little disheartened by the lack of overwhelmingly positive experiences. I combed through Yelp, Tripadvisor, and Urban Spoon searching desperately for a good dining option.  There was so much negative, from rude service, to tasteless food, and way too expensive. The only place that had consistent positive reviews no matter where we checked was … [Read more...]

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center (Fairbanks)

Ever have high hopes for an activity and it just doesn't pan out the way you'd hoped?  Sadly that's what happened at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.  We had read so many great things about this place, in fact on the plane ride to Anchorage I saw an ad that highlighted some of the awesome activities we could partake in.  I was really looking forward to learning about the Athabascans, the Native … [Read more...]

University of Alaska Museum Of The North (Fairbanks)

The University of Alaska in Fairbanks is an amazing campus-where else can you major in Arctic studies? It is also home to a wonderful museum about all things Alaska, The Museum of the North.  It was a rainy day in Fairbanks when we made our way up the hill to the museum which is housed in a wonderful contemporary structure. Once inside we discovered some really interesting exhibits.  After buying our tickets we … [Read more...]