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Alaska For Dummies

Published: March 22, 2011

Overview

A friendly travel guide that makes preparing for an Alaskan adventure easier than ever 

Alaska has 100,000 glaciers and 10 million lakes. Wildlife roams freely across vast spaces, unfettered by fences or roads. With so many opportunities to experience real wilderness and enjoy outdoor activities, you can’t see or do it all, but you can make the most of your time with Alaska For Dummies, an accessible yet comprehensive guide to America's Last Frontier.  

Inside you’ll discover: 

  • Anchorage and road trips from Anchorage 
  • Southeast Alaska, including Juneau, Skagway, and Sitka 
  • Bush Alaska, with coverage of fascinating places in the Arctic 
  • Options for visiting by cruise ship 
  • Ways to travel to Alaska and how to get around once you’re there 
  • Tips for booking accommodations and finding the best deals 
  • 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 
  • Ten questions to ask an Alaskan (like, “Why is the capital in a city you can’t drive to?”) 
  • And lots more 
 
 

Alaska For Dummies contains down-to-earth trip-planning advice, what you shouldn't miss (and what you can skip), the best hotels and restaurants for every budget, and an appendix with a directory of facts, phone numbers, and website addresses you’ll want to keep handy. Get your own copy to plan the adventure of a lifetime. 

A friendly travel guide that makes preparing for an Alaskan adventure easier than ever 

Alaska has 100,000 glaciers and 10 million lakes. Wildlife roams freely across vast spaces, unfettered by fences or roads. With so many opportunities to experience real wilderness and enjoy outdoor activities, you can’t see or do it all, but you can make the most of your time with Alaska For Dummies, an accessible yet comprehensive guide to America's Last Frontier.  

Inside you’ll discover: 

  • Anchorage and road trips from Anchorage 
  • Southeast Alaska, including Juneau, Skagway, and Sitka 
  • Bush Alaska, with coverage
of fascinating places in the Arctic 
  • Options for visiting by cruise ship 
  • Ways to travel to Alaska and how to get around once you’re there 
  • Tips for booking accommodations and finding the best deals 
  • 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 
  • Ten questions to ask an Alaskan (like, “Why is the capital in a city you can’t drive to?”) 
  • And lots more 
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    Alaska For Dummies contains down-to-earth trip-planning advice, what you shouldn't miss (and what you can skip), the best hotels and restaurants for every budget, and an appendix with a directory of facts, phone numbers, and website addresses you’ll want to keep handy. Get your own copy to plan the adventure of a lifetime.