Are your tastes on the wild side? If you have the chance to venture on up to Alaska, you just might be in luck.
iReporter Jack Lanam is a 36 year old U.S. Army Civilian working as a Information Technology Specialist in Fairbanks, Alaska. While he says that city fare in the nation's northernmost state is pretty much the same as anywhere, with outposts of chain restaurants like McDonald's, Burger King, Carl's Jr. and Chili's, further into the wilderness, things get a little gamey. As in big game like moose, bear and reindeer.
In Inuit territory, CNN International reports that the traditional diet is being replaced by junk food because of climate change.
Barry Smit, a professor at the University of Guelph, Canada has spent five years researching how melting ice is making it difficult for Inuits to maintain their diet of seal, walrus, whale and polar bear, and causing many young people to turn to processed food. That's leading to levels of obesity and dental problems previously unseen when the native diet was centered around raw meat.
CNN's Destination Adventure series takes a look at destinations for the wanderer at heart. We're kicking things off with Alaska. Each week, we'll feature favorite regional foods, secrets from the locals and the best photos and stories from readers. Have you been to Alaska? Share your story with CNN iReport. Next week, we'll journey to Hong Kong.
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