We have traveled throughout the world over the past many years. We had tried to get to Alaska for three years and something always got in the way. We finally made it this summer.
We drove from our hometown of Phoenix, taking the Alcan Highway up and then a ferry from Skagway to Bellingham, Washington back. We allowed ourselves two weeks up and two weeks back, which worked out just about right. We spent a full month exploring the gorgeous state of Alaska.
Of all of our travels over the years, Alaska is the most beautiful, clean, fascinating and interesting place we have been. We drove on every rode except for two small ones...We saw wildlife all over the state, drove for miles and miles without seeing another person, were amazed by the vast wilderness still untouched development, were jaw-dropping awed by the gorgeous scenery and views and totally fell in love with the place.
We have been home about three weeks and are already planning our return trip, hopefully again next summer. Spend time in Alaska and really get to know the charming interior villages and the delightful people, and I guarantee it will end up deep in your soul, never to be forgotten. I now spend days remembering and visualizing those magical moments and places that I will relive for the rest of my life. I cannot wait to return to what is truly the last frontier.