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Traversing Alaska

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Travelers and wise people seem to say it's all about the journey. In Alaska, the journey is the trip in a lot of ways. This wanderlist is full of activities to experience Alaska while getting from point a to b and back.
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1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA
This 304-room hotel at Alaska’s biggest ski resort partners with Chugach Powder Guides to offer helicopter and snowcat excursions deep in the Chugach backcountry. Snowcat packages from $1,236. (800) 880-3880. This appeared in the November/December...
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On the first Saturday in March, the mood in Anchorage, Alaska, is best expressed by a pack of huskies. More than 60 dogsled teams, each composed of 12 to 16 agile canines, assemble along Fourth Avenue for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail...
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Unless you backpack in, the only way to venture past Mile 14 on the 92-mile Park Road is by converted school bus. (The NPS is a beautiful example of democracy in action—my Tundra Wilderness bus was packed with visitors carrying the latest...
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Anchorage, AK, AK, USA
CRYSTAL CRUISES
In “The Inside Passage,” writer Edward Readicker-Henderson cruised Alaska aboard theCrystal Symphony. In 2012, theCrystal Serenitywill travel to Alaska on its way from Osaka, Japan, to Los Angeles.Prices for the 22-day cruise start...
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Alaska, USA
Looking for an active vacation not too far? Look no further! We took a 7 days Kayaking trip in Glacier Bay in Alaska. It was one of the best experiences of our lives. We took then another 5 days Kayaking trip to watch the whales in Point Adolphus....
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Breathtaking, awe-inspiring and terrifying. A hike to the Mendenhall Glacier.
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6000 Glacier Spur Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Stepping out of a helicopter onto the middle of an Alaskan glacier is pretty breathtaking. There are amazing blue ice caves to be explored, deep crevices full of crystal clear water you can drink, and an incredible expanse of white stretching to...
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800 Merrill Field Dr, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Had the most breathtaking experience on a chartered flight over scenic glaciers in Alaska. This Cessna provided me sights words can't justly describe. Caught the flight out of Anchorage at the crack of dawn, which would normally be difficult for...
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A drive around Cook Inlet on Alaskas south coast is roughly 180 miles long, winding through the beautiful mountains and valleys that never seem to end in AK. To guide you, the infamous, Turnagain Arm, fittingly named for it's bounty of twists and...
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1201 E Whitney Rd, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
There are not very many roads through the interior of Alaska, and even fewer rail lines. The main Alaska Railroad line runs from Seward, through Anchorage, to Fairbanks, through pristine Alaskan wilderness. Breathtaking views of Denali (Mount...
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Alaska, USA
We were on a 7 day cruise in Glacier Bay with friends. The boat was the Sea Wolf and it was a converted minesweeper from World War II. After 5 days of cruising in the inlets of Glacier Bay, including sea kayaking among the glaciers, we had a...
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Sterling, AK, USA
In researching an article I wrote about the Iditarod, my son and I went dogsledding in February with Sam Deltour, a musher for Team Seavey who was the first rookie to complete the thousand-mile race with his entire sixteen-dog team intact. Later,...
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While this may be the priciest piece of my Travels in Alaska, it was also one of the most memorable. Flying over glaciers in a small floatplane was second only to seeing the Northern Lights. For a few hours we were transported from the city of...
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Alaska, USA
Located in a remote area of Southeast Alaska, the beautiful Glacier Bay National Park where the land is reborn & a world returning to life. In 1794, Captain George Vancouver cruised by what is now the entrance to Glacier Bay & found it to be...
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Alaska, USA
With rumors of ice melting all around the world, I cherish the experiences I had on my trip to the inside passage on Wildland Adventures Alaska Northern Passages and Glacier Bay itinerary last summer which brought me up close and personal to...
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411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
It’s tempting to explore Alaska by car – indeed, there are advantages to doing so and in some areas no other choice – but the Alaska Railroad is a comfortable way to pass through tucked-away towns and see wilderness where no roads appear to wind...
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407 Lincoln St, Sitka, AK 99835, USA
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Sitka is a glorious area of southeast Alaska. With a long native Alaskan and really interesting totem pole history, this series of islands is both beautiful and educational. The only way to get there is by plane or boat, and it frequently rains (a...
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4970 Campbell Airstrip Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, USA
Alaskans don’t let freezing (and way below freezing) temps keep them away from having outdoor fun. They just slip on the proper gear and head out. That’s one of the reasons fat-tire biking has become wildly popular in the state. Rent...