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Travel Guide to Vacation in Alaska

by WCC on March 16, 2012

in North America

Alaska is the state of the United States the most extensive, with an area of 1,518,800 km2, twice the size of France – but with only 725,000 inhabitants. Here you can discover unforgettable landscapes, such as forests and Russian churches Southeast, marine glaciers, tundra, and the highest mountain in the United States.

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Regions in Alaska:

  • Southeast (Alaska) – Panhandle & Inland Passage
  • South Central (Alaska) – Anchorage & Kenai Peninsula
  • Southwest (Alaska) – Alaskan Peninsula & Aleutian & other islands
  • Central (Alaska) – Fairbanks
  • Arctic (Alaska) – Barrow, Nome, Kotzebue

You can also find Cities there:

  • Anchorage – largest city in the state
  • Barrow – the northernmost city of the United States
  • Fairbanks – the second city in the state, home to the University of Alaska
  • Homer – world capital of the halibut fishery; Park Kachemak Bay, Katmai National Park
  • Juneau – State capital
  • Ketchikan – the southernmost city in Alaska and the first port of call in Alaska for cruise travelers from the south

We recommended you to visit other destination:

  • Denali National Park and Preserve – whether climbing or admiring, the crowning jewel of the highest peak of North America is the fear of inspiring 20,320 foot Mount McKinley
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve – traveling through this vast wilderness you will discover craggy ridges, valleys carved by glaciers and fragile flowers
  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve – Desert Marine National Park and Preserve Glacier Bay includes Tidewater glaciers, snow-covered ranges of mountains, ocean coastlines, deep fjords, and rivers and freshwater lakes.
  • Katmai National Park and Preserve – famous for volcanoes, brown bears, primitive waterways with abundant fish, remote desert, and a rugged coastline
  • Kenai Fjords National Park – a land where the ice age still lingers
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve – the mountain ranges of Chugach, Wrangell, and St. Elias converge here in what is often referred to as the “mountain kingdom of North America”
  • Yukon – Charley Rivers National Preserve – along the Canadian border in central Alaska

Almost every small town has a local diner where one can get a filling breakfast and lots of hot coffee. Try the reindeer sausage with your eggs and hash in the morning and you will feel like a true Alaskan. Some foods indigenous to this area are fireweed honey (distinctive and quite delicious only), and syrup impeccable end made from Sitka spruce which grows very commonly throughout Alaska, and naturally it is perhaps the most well know of all the product of Alaska seafood fishing grounds of Alaska are among some of the richest in the world and between the other device of king crab and snow delicacies which are exported worldwide. Many local restaurants near the shore serve fresh halibut and salmon daily, right off the boats.

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alaska bears

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Alaska is beautiful but wild and is not recommended to visit the backcountry alone, unless you are very well trained and equipped. Even in the relatively civilized, we can easily get lost or risk hypothermia if they are ill-prepared. Learn then from the local population or hire a guide before you begin your adventure deep in Alaska. In addition to these dangers, these are the beasts very small and very large which will make you into trouble: mosquitoes and bears. In summer, the mosquitoes are incredibly numerous, and it is almost impossible to go outside without being bitten, use insect repellent is a must. Meanwhile, the bears are rare in urban areas, but there are often elsewhere. The most dangerous are brown bears (“Grizzly”) if you see one do not get out of your vehicle, do not give him anything to eat, and especially stay away from cubs – because they are always accompanied by a Mom fierce.

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