Alaska For Dummies
ISBN/ASIN: 0470385278,9780470385272 | 2009 | English | pdf | 456/460 pages | 21.8 Mb
Publisher: For Dummies | Author: Charles P. Wohlforth | Edition: 4
You’re in for a scenic, sensory treat! Alaska has 100,000 glaciers and 10 million lakes. Wildlife roams freely across vast spaces, unfettered by fences or roads. Opportunities to experience real wilderness and enjoy outdoor activities abound. You can’t see or do it all, but you can make the most of your time with this friendly guide that gives you the scoop on:Anchorage, the gateway to Alaska, and nearby outdoor destinationsRoad trips from Anchorage: The Kenai Peninsula, including Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai, and Homer; Fairbanks and its environs; Alaska’s long rural highways; and Denali National ParkSoutheast Alaska, including Juneau, Skagway and SitkaBush Alaska, covering fascinating places in the ArcticOptions for visiting by cruise shipFive great itineraries that touch on Alaska’s best destinationsThe best places to see marine mammals, birds, humpback whales, black, brown, or polar bears, and other wildlifeThe best gold rush towns, including Fairbanks, Juneau, Skagway, and Nome, where the free-wheeling frontier spirit abides todayInfo on fishing, skiing, sea kayaking, dogmushing, hiking, and moreAccommodations, ranging from a luxury hotel to railroad cars to a romantic inn and spa
Like every For Dummies travel guide, Alaska For Dummies, 4th Edition includes:Down-to-earth trip-planning adviceWhat you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skipThe best hotels and restaurants for every budgetHandy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages
Whether you want to get up close and personal (but not too close or too personal) with bears, explore the native heritage with its great totem poles, clan houses, and Iñupiat artwork, enjoy outdoor adventures, or just soak up the magnificent, unspoiled scenery, you’re on your way to a great Alaskan escape.
Alaska For Dummies