Get a Breath of Fresh Air with Alaska Holidays
One of the greatest ironies in modern history is that the state of Alaska was at one time referred to as “Seward’s Folly” after it was purchased from Russia. However, this entire region is now very important in terms of oil, forestry and countless other exports. Its land mass alone rivals that of the lower 48 states and its coastline is longer than the east coast of the United States. Although the population here is much less when compared to other states such as New York or California, the fact of the matter is that thousands of visitors will experience its majestic beauty each and every year. Let’s take a closer look at what is in store as well as why it is a good idea to plan ahead.
Natural and Untamed Beauty
Many will rightfully argue that the most impressive feature of Alaska is its sheer sense of natural beauty, In fact, some regions within this state have yet to be fully explored. Alaska also contains some of the highest peaks found within North America. Mount McKinley is a perfect example here. The natural parks are likewise not to be taken lightly. Areas including Denali National Park are still considered to be frontiers within the 21st century and this status is not likely to change any time soon.
We also need to mention that the coastline here is as beautiful as it is rugged. Sailors have navigated its crags for centuries and thanks to modern technology, tourism now represents as substantial industry. It is always possible to take a cruise in order to appreciate how mother nature has shaped the coast over millions of years. As this is a geologically active region of the world, its shape is likewise constantly changing. If you are a fan of the maritime environment, it could be wise to schedule an excursion along the coast. You might even be lucky enough to see a pod of northern dolphins or a handful of whales.
We also need to mention urban centres such as Anchorage and Juneau. These are the largest cities within the state and the majority of the population resides here. However, the local Eskimo and Inuit cultures are still quite apparent. During the warmer months of the year, you can experience festivals as well as open-air concerts; a great way to view the crystal-clear night sky above.
Due to the sheer size of Alaska, plan your itinerary carefully. Also keep in mind that the winters here are extremely cold and many excursion into the inner portions of the state will likely be cancelled. Although it is possible to obtain international flights into major airports such as Anchorage, you will need to schedule a connection; most likely in hubs found within the southern tier such as Chicago O’Hare. Get ready for the northern experience of a lifetime!