Yes we do come up to visit and end up staying. My wife and I came up in 1996 for our 25th wedding anniversary and are still here and plan to die here not any time soon. We spent 30 days touring the state by road and flew down to Juneau and did the marine highway to Skagway and back to Juneau. We drove to Homer and took the Ferry to Kodiak stayed at the state Park , Ft. Abercrombie, kayaked around Round Is. fished for halibut and king salmon and flew out to view the bears. Were hooked. Put a purchase offer on two cabins in one of the National Parks the Monday we got back.
Thanks for the bit. It sure helps to make up my mind on buying property in Alaska.
I'd love to see more suggestions on the motorcyclists that have visited Alaska. We plan to head up on a couple adventure bikes in the next couple years as soon as we can get the time and $$. Saving now for it. I am keeping notes on anything anyone suggests. I am familiar with the north in general since I am a northern canadian girl but now living in Virginia. So any suggested routes by motorcycle or "must sees" are appreciated. Thanks for starting this thread!
By boat in the early summer leaving from Washington state.
Yes take a cruise from what I understand it is the cheapest way and gives you the most access to tours and such. And the view is good for pictures from the boats going up through the deep fjords.
I drove up a little over 20 years ago and at that time they were trying to get the Al-Can paved for it's 50th Anniversary. Is it completely paved now?
My dad was always telling us stories about driving it numerous times in the 60's and 70's and how bad it was. Then when my brother and I went with him a large portion of it was paved and the rest was pretty decent gravel road.