alaska1So you are like John Locke of the TV series Lost & basically (literally) dying for an adventure. Or maybe you are bored to death & you want to experience more of life. Have no fear. no need to travel across the globe to taste adventure in the wilds of Africa or the rain forests of South America. Why should you when you have got Alaska. Alaska. the 49th state & fondly known as the Land of the Midnight Sun & The Last Frontier.

Most people believe that Alaska, a name which comes from an Aleut word meaning “land that’s not an island” is basically tundra in the middle of nowhere because of it is distance from the lower 48 states & because most of the stories you hear about it are usually related to the cold & snow & so-called vast, desolate, open spaces. But you thought wrong.

Alaska – the largest state (by land mass) is also one of the least populated – is a land that combines the attractive snowy scenery of the Alps with the challenge of an adventure trip to the Congo.

Don’t believe me?

River Fishing
When someone mentions Alaska, people usually visualize a land of ice & frozen desert. So it is a bit hard to imagine people being able to fish in such a place. But like I mentioned earlier, Alaska is a place filled with adventure, a place well worth travelling to.

That’s okay because i have got proof.

For your Alaska fishing adventure, you can try your luck at hooking any of a variety of prized fish like: Silver Salmon in Resurrection Bay during August & September, the King Salmon of the Lower Kenai River from May to July or Red (Sockeye) Salmon, Dolly Varden & Rainbow Trout in the Upper Kenai River.

Yes, you can raft to your hearts’ content & pretend you are a lone wanderer having an adventure in the midst of the vast array of Alaskan wildlife. Travel & encounter the plenty of natural wonders of Alaska. Listen to the stories of the natives. Catch a glimpse of moose & bald eagles as you hold on for dear life while traversing the rapids of Kenai River Canyon – a trip that’s highly recommended & one that you don’t want to miss.

Sea Kayaking
This not so common adventure is one that only travelling to Alaska can bestow upon you. This is not for the feint of heart & make sure, that you don’t attempt this alone.

This is an adventure you must grab because there is virtually nothing that compares to backpacking in Alaska. You can of work choose your own adventure travel destination: Brooks Range, Artic Refuge, Talkeetna Mountains, & Wrangell-St. Elias to name a few.

Dog Sledding
This is probably the most popular sport in Alaska & an adventure worth telling your grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends, barber or whoever will listen. If you so choose, you can basically watch the dog sled races or try it out yourself by mushing your own team. The Siberian huskies, are highly trained so there is no need to worry about your safety. Plus, if you have the time, you can also visit the renowned author, husky owner & Alaskan original Mary Shields.

Expeditions to Walrus Island
So you haven’t seen any of those furry adorable creatures up close? Find yourself aching for more of a marine adventure than a landlocked one? Or perhaps you are content to basically watch. Have no fear because Alaska’s Walrus Island has it all. You can view walrus, other marine mammals & rare bird species from the comfortable deck of a cruising yacht. But if you want a bit more of a challenge, you can take a hiking trip & see more of the Alaskan wildlife.

So… are you now convinced that travelling to Alaska is an adventure that you must not miss? I sure hope so because if you aren’t – what is wrong with you. kidding, however before making reservations be sure you have got everything you need like clothes for wide range of temperatures & a comfortable pair of hiking boots.

Fjord Exploration
If you have ever dreamed of experiencing the sheer scale of an honest-to-goodness glacier that the pages of a book or movie screen can’t convey then Alaska is the place to be? Unless, of work you prefer Greenland or Iceland for your icy adventure. I think not… & another of plenty of reasons why they should be thankful for the great State of Alaska.

& clearly… compare the available travel packages being offered by the travel agencies that cater to Alaska or you can make your own travel itinerary & then basically hire a guide to assist you along the way. A great place to start planning your trip is Alaska – The Last Frontier. A web-site dedicated to being a complete resource on Alaska.