We've met lots of tour guides, but only one who's mayor of the town he gives tours about. Richard Beneville is an old song-and-dance man who decided to hang up his tap shoes to live out in the Alaska wilds. He offers everything from two-hour evening tundra exploration drives to full-day excursions to Teller.

For what it's worth, 'mayor' is a ceremonial job in Nome, but Richard may well be busy with municipal stuff, so call ahead.