Thursday, April 25, 2013

Alaska: Exploring the Last Frontier

Visitors on tour boat deck looking at Columbia Glacier
Is there an exciting Alaska vacation in your future?  With snow-capped glaciers and spectacular wildlife viewing, Alaska provides seemingly endless opportunities for adventure in the Last Frontier.

The Alaska Railroad is just one of the ways to explore the state's natural beauty.  Guests can choose from day tours or 5 to 12-night packages encompassing quintessential Alaskan experiences like visiting Resurection Bay, Kenai Fjords National Park, Devil's Gorge, Exit Glacier, Seward and more.  For first time visitors, Alaska Railroad recommends their 5-day Taste of Alaska tour running from May through September.

Cow with spring calf in Chugach State Park
For an educational wildlife experience, Alaska Wildland Adventure offers an 8-day Coast to Denali Journey: Introduction to Birding program where budding ornithologists will be taught birding basics of how to spot, identify and classify the abundant species of Alaska birds.  

If you're looking for an 'unrushed, uncrowded, unbelievable' Alaska encounter, Un-Cruise Adventures specializes in active, luxury, and heritage tour options ranging from 7 to 21-nights.  If you're traveling with children, check out their popular Kids in Nature program available on select sailings throughout the summer.

And finally, how about a private flightseeing tour with an experienced Alaskan bush pilot?  Rust's Flying Service offers a 'pilot for a day' tour where guests will have six hours of one-on-one time while viewing sights like Mount McKinley and Prince William Sound.

For more information, visit Travel Alaska.



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