Thanks for the question! It’s my chance to relive my childhood and adolescence. It truly is a vast state! If the world’s time zones were drawn as straight parallel lines, then Alaska would cover five different time zones! There were more than twenty different and unique languages spoken by Alaskan natives.
Starting in Seattle, we would take the ferry up into the Inland Passage (famous for its use by gold rush steam ships in the late 1800s and early 1900s) in the Alaskan Panhandle. We would stop in Ketchikan, Sitka and Juneau – all three unique in its history and local flavor. You can’t help but notice its lush rain forests as we sail by; just its scale alone is impressive. Expect to see orcas, bald eagles, bears, and humpback whales just to name a few animals.
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|Example of a glacier calving: Columbia Glacier view outside a plane; Credit for pic|
We’ll take a commercial airplane from Juneau to Seward to take a road trip to Anchorage, stopping along the way at Homer, Kenai and Anchorage. It’s such a scenic and picturesque drive that I’d want to share it with you.
|Mt Denali with caribou in foreground Credit for pic|
I’d want to take a last road trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks and stop at Denali National Park along the way. No Alaskan trip is worthy without seeing the majestic Great One (Mt Denali). We’ll stay at the upscale park lodge while there (we must have awesome sex too everywhere we go.) Of course we’ll have to pack back for a few nights as well. Expect to see tons of wildlife from bears to caribou to wolves to migratory birds.
In Fairbanks, where I attended college, I’ll show you around the city. If it were possible, I would want to take you there when it was -50 below Fahrenheit so that you can experience extreme cold and dryness. I’d make you use the outhouse (outdoors without plumbing too) while it was cold outside as well (just like I used to do). Not to worry because we’ll turn on the hot tub and sauna for when you get back.
|Just an ice sculpture, but you get the picture Credit for pic|
Next, we’ll visit Northern Alaska (via bush plane of course), above the Arctic Circle so that you can experience true Alaskan native community. I’d make you sample native foods too (just like I did when visiting): dried salmon dipped in seal oil, bear meat, muck tuck (whale blubber), caribou, moose, and seafood, just to name a few (I’m not an Alaskan Native so don’t expect me to know all their foods). During the summer, you’ll experience the midnight sun which does not set for a month. During the winter, you’ll experience dog sledding, snow mobile travel and the Alaskan Borealis.
|Bush planes along side of a commercial jet.|
Thank you for the question! I would love to take you there and show you around.