Alaska Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 86%Adventure Travelers
- 75%Local Culture
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- AlaskaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
Alaska's famous Ididerod is what most people think of when it comes to this unique form of transportation. However, Alaska's official sport gets a whole lot more play throughout the winter, both within the state and abroad, and can be a lot of fun for both novice or experienced sportsman. Historically used as a method to travel and to transport goods through icy terrain, dog sledding (or mushing) today still revolves around the same traditional design: a rider guides a sled pulled by teams of dogs (generally of the adorable Siberian Husky lineage). You'll find various opportunities to try your hand at leading such teams in wintery destinations around the world, from Alaska through Canada to Greenland, Sweden and beyond. But if you are just starting out, stick with a shorter journey out of the gate. The job can be a lot harder than it looks.Recommended for:
- AlaskaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4
Alaska is a land of extremes. It’s had the coldest temperature recorded in the USA, is the least densely populated State on the largest land, and has the longest coastline. It's attracted diverse people from around the world such as gold and coal miners, oil engineers, and spiritual seekers. There is definitely something spiritual about the great wilderness.
Winter here is definitely not something you should take lightly, but don't let it discourage you from visiting. In fact, Alaska is one of the best places to put on your winter adventure list. From dog mushing (sledding) to Aurora Borealis viewing, Alaska's long and dark winter is filled with exciting adventures.Recommended for:
- AlaskaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4
Alaska feels as American as it does foreign. There's a large secessionist movement there, and it's understandable once you arrive. I went on a cruise with my family, and although I'd prefer taking one of the smaller expedition ships, sailing through the Inland Passage is the way to see the state.
- AlaskaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsGreen TravelersHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers
SE Alaska - I haven't explored Denali, Anchorage and Fairbanks yet, but I'm in love with Juneau, Gustavus/Glacier Bay and Sitka. I still have so much of SE Alaska to explore that I'm not sure when I'll get to the rest. For outdoor lovers and wildlife watchers, Alaska rocks!
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