Alaska Travel Guides

If you’re planning a trip to Alaska, you’re in the right place! Alaska, nicknamed “The Last Frontier,” is an incredible place for adventure. The state is known for its remote national parks, its indigenous culture and its rugged wilderness.

Alaska is home to the highest peak in North America, Denali. It also has 17 of the 20 highest peaks in North America, and more coastline than the rest of the US combined. Alaska also is home to 8 national parks and many are only accessible by boat or plane.

Many people visit Alaska on a cruise. That’s great, but I highly recommend renting a car and exploring for yourself! There is so much to see and do, from hiking in Denali to ice climbing to glacier kayaking, and more! Use the Alaska guides below to help plan your trip.

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Alaska Travel Tips

  • If you’re renting a car in Alaska, make sure to allow extra time for traffic, follow the speed limit, fill up on gas when you can and keep a close eye out for wildlife.
  • The weather can change quickly in Alaska. Be prepared with layers no matter when you visit.
  • It’s a good idea to pack insect repellent in the summer.
  • There are some incredible excursions in Alaska - such as helicopter tours, glacier hikes, dog sledding, and more! However, they can get expensive quickly. Prioritize what you’re most interested in!

Alaska Travel Resources

Heading to Alaska soon? Here are some resources to help you plan!

Alaska Travel Guides

Use my 7-day itinerary, guide to Denali and other Alaska travel guides to plan an epic trip!

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