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Overview

You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Alaska 2002 features gorgeous color photos of the spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife that await you in America's last frontier. This extraordinary and detailed guide is personally researched by a lifelong resident, who offers insights into how to discover the real Alaska. You'll find complete details on whale watching, sea kayaking, hiking, salmon fishing, funky small towns, Gold Rush saloons, glaciers, scenic drives, and more. You'll even get an up-to-date cruise planner, a free color fold-out map, and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!

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Frommer's guidebooks are packed with the essentials: maps, expert advice, and recommendations for the top places to eat, sleep, shop, and simply relax. Frommer's guides offer more hotel listings than most other series and also include an excellent opening chapter that highlights the best of each destination -- those absolute don't-miss experiences that will make your trip something special. Art, music, fine dining, and much more are covered in detail, with all costs, directions, and other vital information included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764564192
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/15/2001
  • Series: Frommer's Complete Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 5.15 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author Charles Wohlforth is a lifelong Alaskan who has been a writer and journalist since 1986. After graduating from Princeton University, he worked as a newspaper reporter in the small town of Homer, Alaska, and then for the Anchorage Daily News, where he covered the Exxon Valdez oil spill. In 1992, Wohlforth went on his own as a freelance writer for various regional and national magazines and as the author of books such as this one. His Frommer's Family Vacations in the National Parks covers parks all over the United States 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. He welcomes reader questions through his website, www.wohlforth.net.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

What's New in Alaska.

1. The Best of Alaska.

2. Planning Your Trip to Alaska.

3. For International Visitors.

4. Cruising Alaska's Coast.

5. Southeast Alaska.

6. Anchorage & Environs.

7. The Kenai Peninsula & Prince William Sound.

8. The Denali National Park Region.

9. The Alaskan Interior.

10. The Bush.

Appendix: Alaska in Depth.

1. Natural History: Rough Drafts & Erasures.

2. Politics & History: Living a Frontier Myth.

3. The People: Three Ways to Win an Argument in Alaska An Alaska Glossary.

Index.

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