Alaska for Dummies
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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 destinations Road 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 Park Southeast Alaska, including Juneau, Skagway and Sitka Bush Alaska, covering fascinating places in the Arctic Options for visiting by cruise ship Five great itineraries that touch on Alaska's best destinations The best places to see marine mammals, birds, humpback whales, black, brown, or polar bears, and other wildlife The best gold rush towns, including Fairbanks, Juneau, Skagway, and Nome, where the free-wheeling frontier spirit abides today Info on fishing, skiing, sea kayaking, dogmushing, hiking, and more Accommodations, ranging from a luxury hotel to railroad cars to a romantic inn and spaLike every For Dummies travel guide, Alaska For Dummies, 4th Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn't miss - and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pagesWhether 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 I_upiat artwork, enjoy outdoor adventures, or just soak up the magnificent, unspoiled scenery, you're on your way to a great Alaskan escape.