comscore

Alaska Travel Guide

Been here

Tribes: Who likes this place?

Who Likes This Place?

What the scores mean:
These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.

Which Gogobot Tribe do you belong to? Join now

  • 98%
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 86%
    Adventure Travelers
  • 75%
    Local Culture
  • 75%
    Wellness

Member Reviews (26)Write a review

Most Relevant
Sort by
  • Alaska
    Gogobot Editors' Choice
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 11
    • Business Travelers
    • Family Travelers
    • Foodies
    • Wellness
    • LGBT
    • Vegetarian
    • Green Travelers
    • Students
    • Backpackers
    • Luxury Travelers
    • Spiritual Seekers
    5 Feb 13, 2014

    DOG SLEDDING:

    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:Adventure TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • AlaskaPro 2014
    Juno Kim
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Foodies
    + 4
    • Wellness
    • Green Travelers
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Art & Design Lovers
    5 Feb 06, 2014

    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:Adventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    PRETTY VACANTT
    5 Sep 17, 2012

    Words cant even describe how beautiful this place is.... not alot of people think about this place to visit

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    bali
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    An amazing place to go in summer Amazing views There are many wild animals i was there 8 years ago it was wonderful :>:))

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • AlaskaPro 2014
    Alex
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Foodies
    + 2
    • Wellness
    • Green Travelers
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    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.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Stephanie Pack
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This is an Amazing place ... you have to love the outdoors to appreciate Alaska ... don't go to Alaska to go to the movies or just to go shopping ... go prepared to be overwhelmed by open spaces and solitude ... remember those things ?

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Terry Gardner
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    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!

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Guy Lewis
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Family Travelers
    4 Jul 03, 2013
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Ofelia Hernandez
    Member of
    Family Travelers
    Green Travelers
    Luxury Travelers
    2 May 20, 2013
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Isaac Oshima
    5 Oct 29, 2012

    Hey, summer daylight is sixteen hours a day at peak; more daylight for your dollar!

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    May Miller
    5 Oct 09, 2012

    On a cruise.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Danielle Dolinsky
    5 Jul 25, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Kitsie Diaz
    5 Jul 13, 2012

    I LOVE IT OVER HERE FUN TIME MUCH TO SEE....

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • AlaskaPro 2014
    Arlo Hemphill
    Member of
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Business Travelers
    Green Travelers
    Adventure Travelers
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Amazing State. America's vast remaining wilderness. A world treasure.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Michael Abraham
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Is is cold?

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Debra Martin
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Beautiful and Breathtaking!

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Eriin Diiah Utamii
    5 Jul 02, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Yasser Yas
    2 Jun 26, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Sean Rains-Guidera
    4 Jun 23, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Alaska
    Sveta Berlyant
    5 Jun 13, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
Find Hotels in Alaska:

OverviewEdit

4.5 out of 5
26 members' reviews
55,988 people visited Alaska

Description

The beautiful state of Alaska is perhaps the last frontier left in America. With vast uninterrupted forests, abundant wildlife and a vibrant traditional native culture, Alaska is one of the best destinations for adventurous travelers. Want to fish? Alaska’s got so much fish that you’ll have trouble keeping bait on your hook for longer than a single cast. How about rock climbing? Alaska, and its ... read more
plethora of national and state parks, has many jagged cliffs to take on. Hunters, kayakers and campers ought to find plenty of great spots to enjoy their pastime in Alaska’s expansive undeveloped lands. This largest state in the US offers less hands-on travelers stunning entertainment by simply viewing the scenery from car while touring ether the Alaska highway or the 414 mile long Dalton Highway. There are also a number of cruise operators that explore Alaska’s rugged and frequently icy coast. Couple this natural beauty with amazing and unique feats of nature like the endless daylight during the summer months and the mesmerizing northern lights, and you have a vacation destination that, in spite of it’s reputation, is anything but “cold.”

Featured on Gogobot

Top Reviewers

  • 1
    Sheri HSheri's Alaska Guide
  • 2
    Paul & Darlene KPaul & Darlene's Alaska Guide
  • 3
    Juno KimJuno's Alaska Guide
  • 4
    Julie BJulie's Alaska Guide
  • 5
    Margaret SeelieMargaret's Alaska Guide

Trips that include Alaska

Alaska 2014

By j sparks

Going to Alaska, USA

By Vaidehi Mahajan

Going to Alaska, USA

By Richard Davis

Recently Reviewed Hotels in Alaska

  • "Decent hotel, nothing special. Good location near airport in a cluster of hotels. Nice..."

    about 1 month ago
  • "A great option a short distance from the main downtown area. Rooms are very..."

    about 1 month ago
  • "A great option in downtown Anchorage. Room was clean and quiet. Excellent customer service...."

    about 1 month ago
  • "Basic hotel for budget travelers. Free airport shuttle makes this a great value. Rooms..."

    about 1 month ago
  • More Alaska hotel reviews