I have been up to Alaska several times through the last 10 years. Friends of mine moved up there then and fell so much in love with it, they bought land and plan on living there…probably for the rest of their lives.
I go up every July/August when the days are long, yet if you stay up late enough, it will get dark and you may have a chance to spot the Northern Lights. Way cool!
The wildlife and nature is abundant. We usually roadtrip on my visits and do some backpacking, floating, fishing and exploring. Variety of folks to meet, whether it be the locals or tourists from all around the world.
I definately recommend having at least 10 days to do some exploring, and if possible most of it by road. I have done the trip from the Midwest, and yes it’s connected and you don’t have to ferry. For whatever reason, alot of folks ask me that question and think Alaska is an island. Goofballs! There is a great publication that is put out annually called the Milepost and it is a lifesaver guide full of tips, maps, and ideas.
Feel free to write to me if you want to know any info :)over 7 years ago