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By Jim DuFresne, Greg Benchwick, Catherine Bodry

ISBN-10: 1740590910

ISBN-13: 9781740590914

Lonely Planet is familiar with Alaska. Our ninth variation promises an event at each flip, no matter if you are staring at glaciers calve from a ship, mountain climbing within the Bush or exploring Alaskan local tradition and polar bears in Barrow. Lonely Planet publications are written via specialists who get to the guts of each vacation spot they stopover at. This absolutely up to date variation is full of actual, functional and sincere recommendation, designed to provide you the data you must utilize your journey. during this advisor: New Alaska for households and Cruising in Alaska chapters Full-Color Alaskan natural world bankruptcy distinct eco-friendly Index that can assist you make your travels ecofriendly

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Return to beginning of chapter Alaska for Families PRACTICALITIES HEADING OUTDOORS Everybody is a kid in Alaska. Whether it’s a stream choking with bright red salmon or a bald eagle winging its way across an open sky, nature’s wonders captivate five-year-olds just as much as their parents. A fourth grader might not fully appreciate, or even endure, a visit to Wall Street like Dad, but both will be equally stunned when they see the 8-mile-wide face of Hubbard Glacier from the deck of a cruise ship.

Com) Despite the name, it offers more than 50 voyages to Alaska each summer. Small Ships Just 3% of Alaskan cruisers take a small-ship voyage. And while you’ll have tighter quarters, bumpier seas and less entertainment options than on the big boys, these vessels offer better chances at seeing wildlife, more land and kayak excursions, onboard naturalists (most of the time), generally better food, a more casual atmosphere (you can leave that blue sports coat at the office where it belongs), and a more intimate portrait of Alaska.

A family of four, staying in motels, eating twice a day in restaurants and renting a car, should expect daily expenses of $300 or higher. Because they provide your transportation, lodging and food, large cruise ships are often a bargain in Alaskan travel, particularly for families. For more money-saving tips with the kids see the Alaska for Families chapter Click here. At the other end of the travel spectrum are upscale lodges and remote wilderness camps Click here where daily expenses could be $400 to $500 per person for accommodations, meals and activities.

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