8 Reasons to Visit Alaska Sooner Rather Than Later

Do you have dreams of going to Alaska? Well, it’s time to make those dreams come true and jump aboard one of the last frontier’s most popular cruise lines, or take a guided tour with a top tour company. I promise you won’t regret it. I want to share with you the eight most significant reasons you should visit Alaska sooner rather than later.

The Scenery

1. Alaska is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From the snow-capped peaks of Denali to the glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park, you’ll be amazed by the beauty of Alaska’s natural landscape. Decide which cruise line or tour company to use (I can help you narrow down the choices to get the perfect fit for you). The tourist season in Alaska extends from the middle of May to mid-September. During these months, you won’t likely see a shortage of cruise line or tour options. Choose to go on a luxury or expedition-style cruise or tour, or maybe something a little more unique.

The Activity Options

2. Alaska is desirable to people of all ages and tends to be high up on many travel “life lists”. Many families visit Alaska each year to enjoy the beauty of the great state and the broad scope of activities and events.

The Wildlife

3. The wildlife is absolutely out of this world! When traveling to Alaska, don’t be surprised to spot bears hunting for fish, whales, moose, wolves, eagles, and several other beautiful creatures.

Whales in Alaska

The Adventure

4. Dare to go dog sledding? You may need to travel into the mountains to do this in summer, but wow, what a thrilling adventure that could be! Best of all, you get to hang with adorable huskies all day.

By Land & By Sea

5. You can get the best of both worlds by adding a land tour before or after your cruise. This way, you’ll get to see the glaciers and go whale watching, while also getting to hike through Denali National Park or the Kenai River Valley.

The Fresh Food

6. There are many factors that contribute to the deliciousness of food in Alaska. It’s home to a bounty of fresh, local ingredients, including seafood, game meat, produce, and herbs. This means that the food in Alaska is often very flavorful and healthy. Some of the most popular dishes include salmon, king crab, halibut, and dungeness crab. To this day, I still think about the best bowl of seafood chowder I’ve ever eaten from my trip to Alaska.

Salmon dish

The Culture

7. Alaska has a unique culture influenced by its Native American, Russian, and American heritage. Alaska is home to many charming small towns that offer a unique glimpse into Alaskan culture and history. Small towns in Alaska are known for their friendly people and their unique shops and restaurants. Find locally made souvenirs, taste delicious food, and meet some of the locals. You can learn about Alaska’s culture by visiting museums, attending festivals, or simply chatting with those friendly locals.

Small town in Alaska

The Changing Climate

8. Sadly, Alaska won’t forever be as charming as it is now. Right now, you can see the state in all of its iconic glory. From lush forests to enormous glaciers, there is so much to admire before Alaska’s sensitivity to temperature changes forever impacts the landscape.

Here are some additional benefits of taking a cruise or a guided tour in Alaska:

  • You’ll learn more about the history, culture, and wildlife of Alaska from your guides.
  • You’ll be able to visit places that would be difficult or impossible to reach on your own.
  • You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your trip is being planned and executed by experienced professionals.
Aerial view of Alaska

Alaska truly is one of the most magical places on Earth, and it’s right here in the United States! Although keep in mind, most cruises in Alaska also cross into Canada, in which case you will need a passport. A cruise or guided tour is a great way to meet new people and make friends from all over the world, and you’ll be sharing your experiences with your fellow travelers.

If you, like almost everyone else, have “visit Alaska” on your life list, then what are you waiting for? There’s no easier way to visit the state than by ship or guided tour, so contact me now to learn about all the various options. Before you know it, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind vacation planned that will undoubtedly bring you memories that last a lifetime.

Contact me when you’re ready to book your Alaska adventure!

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