Are you planning a trip with family or friends soon? Are you looking for a location where you can experience nature at her very best? Well, if you answered yes, Alaska is the perfect location for your next trip. Alaska is the largest state in the United States and is located north-west of Canada. It is well-known for its mountains and forests, open spaces and abundant wildlife. In fact, over two million visitors made their way to Alaska last year alone.
There are four ways you can make your way to the beautiful state of Alaska:
Rail travel is a great way to travel across the large state of Alaska. The Alaska railroad runs over 470 miles, all the way from Fairbanks southward to Seward. If you are interested in adventures like hiking, fishing or river rafting, you can also opt for a do it yourself trip to Alaska. The railways offer special winter and summer round-trip packages to make traveling easier for visitors to Alaska.
If you are ready to explore the Last Frontier, you can easily hire an RV or a car and hit the road. There are plenty of places to stop to enjoy the view and take in the scenery. One of the more often chosen routes by tourists is the 127 miles long Seward Highway. The Alaska Marine Highway System can accommodate RVs, cars, walk-on travelers as well as bikes. It is easily accessible from Sasha’s Place, a lovely home base to stay at while exploring Alaska. It enables tourists to access 25 different ports of call in coastal communities.
There are plenty of beautiful places you can stay during your trip to Alaska. If you want to experience real-life in Alaska, try staying at one of the lodges located on top of hills. This gives you a chance to see nature in all of her glory and indulge in different activities like fishing, trekking, and so on. You can also stay in and enjoy the beautiful views as your taste buds are exposed to made-to-order meals with fresh ingredients. You can end the day with a soak in a wood-fired hot tub or at the cedar sauna and rest your tired bones.
- Cruise Ships
Studies show that over 90% of visitors travel to Alaska on cruise ships. There are different kinds of cruises like mega-ships, smaller ships and so on. It is important to remember that larger ships do not have access to little bays and less-visited communities in Alaska.
- Group Tour
Many people opt to travel around Alaska by joining an organized tour, where all details, including transportation, accommodation, and excursions, are taken care of. You can even choose curated tours in the winter and summer that range from two to more than ten days. Interestingly, many companies also plan team outings to Alaska to help them bond better and thereby be able to work together better as a team.
Once you visit Alaska, you will be able to appreciate nature and its bounty. It is a great way to bring the family closer and make memories that will last forever.