Favorite Photos ~ Alaska

To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world ~ John Muir

Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter ~ John Muir

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes ~ Marcel Proust

Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you ~ Erick Widman

Alaska ~ Train Adventure

Fly to Fairbanks: Check out the terrific Museum of the North at the University of Alaska plus their marvelous botanical garden (HUGE cabbages, plants, flowers). Take a half-day Steamboat tour where you will see a demonstration of seaplanes plus the highlight seeing the friendly Alaska sled dogs and a visit to the Chena Eskimo Village.

Train to Denali National Park. Take the one day tour to Mt. McKinley which is spectacular on a sunny day. The National Park has a nice exhibit and if bears are in the area, signs are posted.

I stayed at The Princess Denali Lodge (next to the Park) which has shuttle service & very good restaurants, especially the Grizzly Bar & Grill. Gorgeous area to walk about. Glad that I spent several days here, rather than being rushed as people on tours seem to be.

Alaska Railroad Train a super experience between Fairbanks and Denali (sit upstairs!) and then Denali to Anchorage. In Anchorage, check out Orso, a marvelous Italian restaurant. Would I return? Oh yes! In addition to spectacular scenery, people are great and the food is quite good. Very memorable journey.