Alaska: The True Final Frontier

The following is a post from our website’s Destination Guide.

Alaska, part of the United States but located north of Canada is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The fresh, clean air fills your lungs and the ever so slight smell of pine fills your nose. Mountains seem to line the horizon in every direction and hundred year old trees sway ever-so slightly in the breeze. Every second seems to be like a moving postcard.

When you fly into Anchorage, the town itself seems rather small but the mountain range behind it illuminates the town with a regal glow. If visiting for the first time, it seems as though time has stopped and this is the last place of true beauty left on earth.

Paragliding in Alaska

There are many ways to navigate throughout Alaska. The Alaska Rail Road has been in service for almost a decade and has routes that curve all along the coast and into the heart of the wilderness. You can start in Anchorage and go as far north as Kantichna before turning back around and heading as far south as Seward. The all-glass roofed cabins make for panoramic views without ever having to leave your seat. Payless Flights secret trick: head the the caboose cabin and look at unobstructed views and feel the wind rush past you. It’s one of the most calming and beautiful experiences.

You could also take an Alaskan cruise from Vancouver or Seattle to get an all-around experience. Once on land, you have the option of taking the train or a bus to get around the magnificent state. Although the train is a bit more pricey, it’s completely worth it and offers an unparalleled experience.

If you would rather navigate it on your own, rent a car and drive on the Denali or Sterling Highway. Be aware that not all of Alaska’s main roads are paved and may be cause for a bumpy ride.

There are multitudes of things to do while in Alaska, it just depends on what your preferences are. If you’re the adventurous type; there’s white water rafting, paragliding, skiing, heliskiing, glacier traversing, mountain climbing or rock climbing. If you would rather have someone show you around from the comforts of a vehicle, there are hundreds of tour companies that are more than willing to perfect your dream Alaskan vacation.

No matter where you go in Alaska or what you choose to do, don’t forget to take a moment and enjoy the absolute beauty around you.

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