The last frontier...
Our experience with Alaska is limited, but even in our short visit we fell in love with all the unique, breathtaking views this state had to offer.
Alaska really does feel like its own world, which makes sense. As the largest state in the US, it's bigger than California, Texas, and Montana - combined. It's also geographically separated from the mainland and situated in the Arctic Circle, giving it a much different climate and landscape.
We loved our drive from Anchorage to Denali, especially Talkeetna, which prefers feline mayors! We also enjoyed discovering all the cool things to do in Girdwood, a quaint resort town with scenery for miles.
On a return trip we're hoping to explore even more of Alaska's national parks and and unique towns!
Quick Tips for Visiting Alaska
When to Visit: It really depends on what you want to do in Alaska when you come. If you're looking to experience a proper Arctic winter and have a chance at seeing the Northern Lights, come during the winter and early spring months. If you're hoping to go when it's as warm as possible, then peak season is June - August (keep in mind warm is still around 60F).
Currency: The dollar (USD). (1 USD = ~.9 EUR or ~.75 GBP OR ~1.25 CAD)
Card-Friendly? Most spots are card friendly in cities, but it's always good to have cash on hand for more rural areas.
Getting Around: You'll definitely need a car to get around Alaska!
Safety: Alaska over all is a pretty safe state, though it's always good to exercise normal travel safety precautions wherever you go.
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