Alaska For Dummies (Dummies Travel 5th Revised edition)

Alaska For Dummies (Dummies Travel 5th Revised edition)

By: Charles P. Wohlforth (author)Paperback

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* 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. * Our author, Charles Wohlforth, is a lifelong Alaskan who has been writing about his home as a journalist and author for more than 20 years. Wohlforth received wide critical acclaim for his environmental studies of Alaska. *Alaska For Dummies, 5th Edition gives you comprehensive coverage of America's Last Frontier and includes: Anchorage and road trips from Anchorage; 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; the top ten questions to ask an Alaskan, and more. * Like every For Dummies travel guide, Alaska For Dummies, 5th 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, and handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages.

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Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Introducing Alaska 7 Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Alaska 9 Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Alaska 15 Chapter 3: Deciding Where and When to Go 25 Chapter 4: Great Alaska Itineraries 35 Part II: Planning Your Trip to Alaska 45 Chapter 5: Managing Your Money 47 Chapter 6: Getting to Alaska 58 Chapter 7: Getting Around Alaska 69 Chapter 8: Cruising Alaska s Coast 81 Chapter 9: Planning an Outdoor Adventure 110 Chapter 10: Booking Your Accommodations 134 Chapter 11: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests 140 Chapter 12: Taking Care of the Remaining Details 146 Part III: Anchorage and Environs 161 Chapter 13: Settling Into Anchorage 163 Chapter 14: Exploring Anchorage 184 Chapter 15: Side Trips from Anchorage 205 Part IV: Road Trips from Anchorage 223 Chapter 16: The Kenai Peninsula: Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai, and Homer 225 Chapter 17: Fairbanks 264 Chapter 18: Driving Alaska s Highways 286 Chapter 19: Denali National Park 300 Part V: Southeast Alaska 325 Chapter 20: Juneau 327 Chapter 21: Skagway 347 Chapter 22: Sitka 356 Part VI: The End of the Road and Beyond: Bush Alaska 369 Chapter 23: The Arctic 371 Chapter 24: Bear Country: Katmai National Park and Kodiak Island 382 Part VII: The Part of Tens 395 Chapter 25: Ten Great Walks and Hikes in Alaska 397 Chapter 26: Ten Questions to Ask an Alaskan 401 Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Be an Alaska Know-It-All 405 Appendix: Quick Concierge 410 Index 415

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780470888711
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9780470888711
  • weight: 474
  • ISBN10: 0470888717
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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