Alaska is the largest state in the USA, and the only one within the Arctic Circle. In fact it’s hardly in the USA at all, being way north and nearer to Canada than the USA.
Alaska contains little but spectacular mountains, shrinking glaciers, lakes and massive forests, with plenty of wildlife going visibly about their business – bears (in summertime), moose, eagles, whales and more.
Popular summer activities range from hiking, biking and kayaking to fishing, driving around, taking old-fashioned steam train rides or cruising on a comfortable ship with a Dry Martini in hand.
Most tourism to this state is from May to September but for the ardent winter sports fan Alaska is an unusual and low-cost alternative to Aspen or Whistler while for the determined isolation seeker Alaska’s summer months offer a wild and active vacation.