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Publisher Comments:

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 spa

Like every For Dummies travel guide, Alaska For Dummies, 3rd 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 pages

Whether 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 Iñupiat artwork, enjoy outdoor adventures, or just soak up the magnificent, unspoiled scenery, you’re on your way to a great Alaskan escape.

Synopsis:

Travel smart at www.dummies.com

Plan a vacation far off the beaten path

From Arctic glaciers to Mount McKinley and Denali National Park, Alaska's unspoiled beauty is a dream come true for outdoor adventurers and nature lovers alike. Plan your ideal Alaskan holiday with this handy guide — and have a wild time.

Discover 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 pages

Synopsis:

Explore the Alaskan wilds the fun and easy way

Glaciers and tundras and bears, oh my! See wildlife roaming vast open spaces. Explore Mount McKinley, Native Alaskan culture, old gold rush towns, and more. Go skiing, sea kayaking, or fishing. Whether your style is luxury cruise ship, laid-back road trip, or adventurous wilderness hike, this guide helps you tame Alaska.

About the Author

Charles Wohlforth, a lifelong Alaskan, has been writing about his home as a journalist and author for more than 20 years. He is author of many books, including Frommer’s Alaska, published by Wiley. Wohlforth received wide critical acclaim and numerous awards for his book The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change (North Point Press), which explores how Iñupiat Eskimos and scientists are learning about — and adapting to — global warming in the Arctic. Wohlforth lives in Anchorage with his wife, Barbara; sons, Robin and Joseph; and daughters, Julia and Rebecca. He welcomes readers to his Web site, www.wohlforth.net, which contains other writings and travel advice about Alaska and links useful for setting up a trip.

Cruise coverage for Alaska For Dummies, 3rd Edition, was compiled and written by Jerry Brown and Fran Wenograd Golden.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Introducing Alaska.

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Alaska.

Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Alaska.

Chapter 3: Deciding Where and When to Go.

Chapter 4: Great Alaska Itineraries.

Part II: Planning Your Trip to Alaska.

Chapter 5: Managing Your Money.

Chapter 6: Getting to Alaska.

Chapter 7: Getting Around Alaska.

Chapter 8: Cruising Alaska’s Coast.

Chapter 9: Planning an Outdoor Adventure.

Chapter 10: Booking Your Accommodations.

Chapter 11: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests.

Chapter 12: Taking Care of the Remaining Details.

Part III: Anchorage and Environs.

Chapter 13: Settling Into Anchorage.

Chapter 14: Exploring Anchorage.

Chapter 15: Side Trips from Anchorage.

Part IV: Road Trips from Anchorage.

Chapter 16: The Kenai Peninsula: Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai, and Homer.

Chapter 17: Fairbanks.

Chapter 18: Driving Alaska’s Highways.

Chapter 19: Denali National Park.

Part V: Southeast Alaska.

Chapter 20: Juneau.

Chapter 21: Skagway.

Chapter 22: Sitka.

Part VI: The End of the Road and Beyond: Bush Alaska.

Chapter 23: The Arctic.

Chapter 24: Bear Country: Katmai National Park and Kodiak Island.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Ten Great Walks and Hikes in Alaska.

Chapter 26: Ten Questions to Ask an Alaskan.

Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Be an Alaska Know-It-All.

Appendix: Quick Concierge.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471945550
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Alaska
Author:
Wohlforth, Charles P.
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
travel to Alaska
Subject:
Alaska vacations
Subject:
vacationing in Alaska
Subject:
family vacations in Alaska
Subject:
Alaska guidebook
Subject:
Alaska travel guide
Subject:
Alaska adventures
Subject:
Alaska Tours.
Subject:
sightseeing in Alaska
Subject:
Alaska sightseeing
Subject:
attractions in Alaska
Subject:
Alaska attractions
Subject:
things to see in Alaska
Subject:
active Alaska vacations
Subject:
Alaska drives
Subject:
scenic drives in Alaska
Subject:
Alaska train rides
Subject:
hotels in Alaska
Subject:
accommodations in Alaska
Subject:
lodging in Alaska
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Alaska itineraries
Subject:
Alaskan itineraries
Subject:
visit Alaska
Subject:
visiting Alaska
Subject:
dining in Alaska
Subject:
restaurants in Alaska
Subject:
Alaska restaurants
Subject:
nightlife in Alaska
Subject:
Alaska outdoor adventures
Subject:
camping in Alaska
Subject:
the best of Alaska
Subject:
museums in Alaska
Subject:
Alaska museums
Subject:
special events in Alaska
Subject:
festivals in Alaska
Subject:
Alaska events
Subject:
arts and entertainment in Alaska
Subject:
entertainment in Alaska
Subject:
arts in Alaska
Subject:
Alaska Maps.
Subject:
Alaska color maps
Subject:
Alaska wildlife
Subject:
wildlife in Alaska
Subject:
Alaskan glaciers
Subject:
Glaciers
Subject:
the Alaskan wilderness
Subject:
Denali National Park
Subject:
Alaskan native culture
Subject:
Alaska cruises
Subject:
Southeast Alaska
Subject:
Ketchikan
Subject:
Wrangell
Subject:
Petersburg
Subject:
Sitka
Subject:
Juneau
Subject:
walking tour of Juneau
Subject:
Glacier Bay National Park
Subject:
Gustavus
Subject:
Haines
Subject:
Skagway
Subject:
Anchorage
Subject:
accommodations in Anchorage
Subject:
dining in Anchorage
Subject:
walking tour of Anchorage
Subject:
shopping in Anchorage
Subject:
Anchorage nightlife
Subject:
The Kenai Peninsula
Subject:
Prince William Sound
Subject:
The Seward Highway
Subject:
Chugach National Forest
Subject:
Whittier
Subject:
Seward
Subject:
Kenai Fjords National Park
Subject:
Cooper Landing
Subject:
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Subject:
Homer
Subject:
Kachemak Bay
Subject:
Valdez
Subject:
Cordova
Subject:
Hiking in Denali
Subject:
accommodations in the Denali area
Subject:
dining in the Denali area
Subject:
restaurants in the Denali area
Subject:
Denali nightlife
Subject:
Denali wilderness lodges
Subject:
Talkeetna
Subject:
the Alaskan interior
Subject:
Fairbanks
Subject:
Aurora Borealis
Subject:
Chena Hot Springs Road
Subject:
The Dalton Highway
Subject:
The Alaska Highway
Subject:
The Glenn Highway
Subject:
The Richardson Highway
Subject:
Copper Center
Subject:
St. Elias National Park
Subject:
Kodiak
Subject:
Katmai National Park
Subject:
The Pribilof Islands
Subject:
Nome
Subject:
Barrow
Subject:
Prudhoe Bay
Subject:
the Iditarod
Subject:
Travel: United States / Northwest
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies Travel: Alaska
Series Volume:
75
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
428
Dimensions:
8.44x5.58x.98 in. 1.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Travel smart at www.dummies.com

Plan a vacation far off the beaten path

From Arctic glaciers to Mount McKinley and Denali National Park, Alaska's unspoiled beauty is a dream come true for outdoor adventurers and nature lovers alike. Plan your ideal Alaskan holiday with this handy guide — and have a wild time.

Discover 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 pages

"Synopsis" by , Explore the Alaskan wilds the fun and easy way

Glaciers and tundras and bears, oh my! See wildlife roaming vast open spaces. Explore Mount McKinley, Native Alaskan culture, old gold rush towns, and more. Go skiing, sea kayaking, or fishing. Whether your style is luxury cruise ship, laid-back road trip, or adventurous wilderness hike, this guide helps you tame Alaska.

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