I worked a part time job for 12 months to pay for my trip. I do not regret it little bit. I had the most beautiful 8 days in Alaska and can't wait to go back. I even planned the trip myself by looking online at all the various cities and tourist attractions. We flew into Anchorage and rented a car. Drove to Denali and saw bears, fox, beautiful mountains and snow. Being from Louisiana I am used to misquitos but Alaska has the biggest misquitos I have ever seen. We also rode the train the Seward and saw some of the most beautiful scenery ever. We even got my father-in-law who is a baptist preacher to go inside a bar where we were served the best halibut I have ever tasted...I plan to return to Alaska in February and see the Nothern Sky and ride snow mobiles.