Alaska Vacations

By: Seth Miller

Alaska is considered to be place where wilderness and comfort co-exist. The place has varied vacation options, and one can choose from visiting the serene backcountry, fishing for tuna or enjoying wild land adventures. The state of Alaska has been known for its wild-land adventures since 1977.

People visiting Alaska can experience the unique native culture of the state through totem carving, the blanket toss, native dancing, traditional music, crafts and festivals along with cultural and historical museums and heritage centers.

Some of the major tourist attractions include Denali National Park, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Fjords National Park, Chugach National Forest, Arctic Region and Inside Passage. Denali National Park is home to a wide variety of animals, and was named after the highest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley (Denali). One can find an array of wildlife including grizzly bears, caribou, golden eagles, Dall sheep, moose, and wolves. The landscape is mainline alpine tundra and taiga forest, which has been the reason for the excellent wildlife and the great vegetation that the spot offers.

Kenai Wildlife Refuge consists of the western slopes of the Kenai Mountains and the forested lowlands bordering Cook Inlet. The place is also known as 'miniature Alaska', with a wide variety of Alaska tundra, mountains, wetlands and forest.

With glaciers, majestic hemlock and spruce, Alaska's Inside Passage is one of the most attractive places for visitors. The region in blanketed by pristine water, snow-capped mountains, deep fjords and forested islands. The mild maritime climate makes the place the home for bald eagles, sea lionsPsychology Articles, porpoises and whales.

The Internet is a good medium through which a traveler can find various vacation packages to fit his budget. Vacations can be exciting when a person plans them out in advance. The climate and the environment in Alaska should be borne in mind when packing clothing. Proper preparations by the traveler can help him in relish his vacation to the maximum.

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