Alaska for Dummies, 1st Edition

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Your insider’s guide to the best places and prices

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From Anchorage and the Arctic to Denali National Park and the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska is an unspoiled paradise with glaciers, wildlife, fishing, ...

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Overview

Your insider’s guide to the best places and prices

Plan an exciting Alaska adventure

From Anchorage and the Arctic to Denali National Park and the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska is an unspoiled paradise with glaciers, wildlife, fishing, kayaking, and more. Where do you begin? Relax! This easy-to-understand guide is all you need for a fun-filled trip.

Discover:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • What you shouldn’t miss – and what you can skip
  • The best restaurants and hotels for every budget
  • Lots of detailed maps
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764517617
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: For Dummies Travel Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Wohlforth, a lifelong Alaskan, began his career in 1986 as a writer and journalist. His two other books for Wiley are Frommer’s Alaska and Frommer’s Family Vacations in the National Parks, the latter of which covers parks across the United States and is based on insights from the Wohlforth family’s own camping experiences. Wohlforth lives in Anchorage with his wife, Barbara; sons, Robin and Joseph; and daughters, Julia and Rebecca. His book about climate change and Native people in the Arctic is due out from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2004. He welcomes reader questions through his Web site, www.wohlforth.net, which also contains other writings and travel advice about Alaska.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Alaska.

Chapter 2: Deciding When and Where to Go.

Chapter 3: Great Alaska Itineraries.

Chapter 4: Planning Your Budget.

Chapter 5: Tips for Travelers with Special Needs and Interests.

Part II: Ironing Out the Details.

Chapter 6: Getting to Alaska.

Chapter 7: Getting Around Alaska.

Chapter 8: Cruising Alaska’s Coast.

Chapter 9: Planning an Outdoor Adventure.

Chapter 10: Booking Your Accommodations.

Chapter 11: Money Matters.

Chapter 12: Tying Up the Loose Ends.

Part III: Anchorage and Environs.

Chapter 13: Settling into Anchorage.

Chapter 14: Exploring Anchorage.

Chapter 15: Side Trips from Anchorage.

Part IV: Road Trips from Anchorage.

Chapter 16: The Kenai Peninsula: Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai, and Homer.

Chapter 17: Fairbanks.

Chapter 18: Driving Alaska’s Highways.

Chapter 19: Denali National Park.

Part V: Southeast Alaska.

Chapter 20: Juneau.

Chapter 21: Skagway.

Chapter 22: Sitka.

Part VI: The End of the Road and Beyond: Bush Alaska.

Chapter 23: The Arctic.

Chapter 24: Bear Country: Katmai National Park and Kodiak Island.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Top Ten Walks and Hikes in Alaska.

Chapter 26: Ten Questions to Ask an Alaskan.

Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Be an Alaska Know-It-All.

Appendix.

Worksheets.

Index.

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