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Fodor's Alaska (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2016-02-09
Paperback (512 pages)

Fodor s Alaska (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Alaska is a trip of a lifetime. Nowhere else can travelers kayak to glaciers; fly over the highest peak in North America; wonder at the Aurora Borealis; stay out all night celebrating the midnight sun; visit quirly towns; spot bears, eagles, moose, and whales; and learn the true meaning of the word "remote"--all in the same trip. Fodor's Alaska makes it easy to create a perfect trip from start to finish.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on wale watching, bear sighting, The Klondike Gold Rush, and Denali
· Major sights such as Denali National Park, Aurora Borealis and Kenai Fjords National Park
· Side Trips from Ketchikan, Anchorage, and Homer
· Coverage of Juneau; the Inside Passage, and Southeast Alaska; Anchorage; The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska; Denali National Park and Preserve; Fairbanks, the Yukon, and the Interior; The Bush

Lonely Planet Alaska (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Greg Benchwick

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Lonely Planet Alaska (Travel Guide)
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  • Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Alaska is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch playful bears and breaching whales, catch a ferry to remote islands, explore the nightlife of Anchorage, or fill up at a Salmon Bake; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Alaska and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Alaska Travel Guide:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - landscapes, wildlife, culture
  • Free, convenient pull-out Alaska map (included in print version), plus over 35 color maps
  • Covers Juneau, Anchorage, Prince William Sound, Denali, Kodiak, Katmai, Kenai Peninsula and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Alaska, our most comprehensive guide to Alaska, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Canada guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Brendan Sainsbury, Greg Benchwick and Catherine Bodry.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula (Moon Handbooks)

By Don Pitcher

Moon Travel
Released: 2016-04-19
Paperback (384 pages)

Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula (Moon Handbooks)
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Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure!

Discover the rugged charms of The Last Frontier's mountains, glaciers, and rivers with Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula.


Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic itineraries for any timeline or budget, including five days in Anchorage, to a weekend in Denali National Park, and a two-week adventure exploring each region
  • Curated advice for outdoor adventurers, culture mavens, wildlife enthusiasts, budget travelers, and more
  • Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Embark on a day cruise to admire the stunning fjords, and watch brown bears catching wild salmon out of a river. Go snowboarding at a mountain resort, or hike through alpine forests. Dine on fresh king crab at the best restaurants in Anchorage, or catch your own halibut on a fishing expedition. Take an intrepid "flightseeing" tour to secluded glacier landings in Denali National Park, and discover the best spots to see the northern lights dance across the sky
  • Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from local author and Alaska expert Don Pitcher
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Detailed, thorough information including background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture
With Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula's expert advice, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Craving more of Alaska? Check out Moon Alaska. Expanding your trip? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip or Moon Banff National Park.

Lonely Planet Alaska (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (448 pages)

Lonely Planet Alaska (Travel Guide)
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Fodor's The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2016-03-15
Paperback (368 pages)

Fodor s The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises includes detailed profiles of every major cruise line and ship sailing in Alaska, plus overviews of more than 20 top ports of call and major inland destinations. Combined with an extensive and practical cruise-planning chapter, this book really is a complete and comprehensive guide to Alaska cruises. Fodor’s experts vet every recommendation to ensure travelers make the most of their time, whether it’s their first cruise or their fifth.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations in ports of embarkation, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· In-depth breakout features on Alaska’s whales, native handicrafts, Alaska’s glaciers, and Yukon gold.
· Major sights such as Glacier Bay, Skagway's Gold Rush Relics, Ketchikan's Frontier History and Denali National Park 
· Covered ports of embarkation: Anchorage, Seattle, Seward, Vancouver, British Columbia, Whittier

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaska

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-10-17
Paperback (308 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaska
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An in-depth guide to the very best of Alaska. From going on an adventure to spot wildlife in Denali to exploring the state's glacier-lined coast by cruise ship, Alaska offers an unforgettable experience that will exceed all your expectations.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaska.

   • Hotel and restaurant listings and special recommendations.
   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaska truly shows you this state as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

The MILEPOST 2017

MILEPOST
Paperback (750 pages)

The MILEPOST 2017
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  • MILEPOST
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The MILEPOST® is Alaska's best known and most extensive travel guide. It was first published in 1949 as a 72-page mile-by-mile guide to the recently opened to the public Alaska (“Alcan”) Highway. The 2017 edition has more than 700 pages of detailed travel information on 30 major routes―including the Alaska Highway, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year―and 60 side trips, totaling more than 15,000 miles of road in Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta.

The “quintessential reference” to Alaska travel, The MILEPOST® offers mile-by-mile descriptions of all highways, with details on accommodations, camping, sightseeing, attractions and services, as well as fascinating facts on the history and wildlife of the North. Trip planning help and answers to frequently asked questions are addressed in the Travel Planning section, with features on crossing the border, traveling with pets, the Alaska ferry system and suggested itineraries.

The MILEPOST® includes more than 100 city and road maps; the wildly popular pull-out Plan-A-Trip Map; more than 600 photos; and free access to a digital edition of the book.

Moon Alaska (Travel Guide)

By Lisa Maloney

MOON
Released: 2017-06-20
Paperback (450 pages)

Moon Alaska (Travel Guide)
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Moon Travel Guides: Make Your Escape!

Remote, wild, and all-around otherworldly, Alaska promises unforgettable adventure. Discover the heart of "The Last Frontier" with Moon Alaska.

What you'll find in Moon Alaska:

  • Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, whether you have a week to hit the top sights or a month to explore the whole state
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout, plus a full-color foldout map
  • Curated advice for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, culture mavens, road-trippers, wildlife enthusiasts, and more
  • Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Embark on a guided active glacier hike, explore ice caves, or take an intrepid "flightseeing" tour to secluded glacier landings in Denali National Park. Experience the thrill of spotting wild bears, moose, or even walrus, or catch a glimpse of sea otters and humpback whales on a boat tour of the spectacular Kenai Fjords. Hike through lush wilderness or along pristine beaches, kayak on tranquil sounds or secluded lakes, or camp under the crystal-clear stars. Learn about Alaska's native cultures and quirky small towns, savor a freshly-caught seafood dinner, and discover the best spots to witness the enchanting northern lights
  • Honest advice from Anchorage local and outdoor aficionado Lisa Maloney on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from campsites and hostels to B&Bs and resort fishing lodges
  • How to get there and get around by plane, train, ferry, cruise ship, or guided tour
  • Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities
  • Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, local laws, history, and health and safety
With Moon Alaska's local insight, myriad activities, and expert advice, you can plan your trip your way.

Full list of coverage: Juneau and Southeast Alaska, Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska, Denali, Fairbanks, and the Interior, Kodiak and Southwest Alaska, the Arctic

Can't get enough of Alaska? Try Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula. Headed to Canada? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip or Moon Banff National Park.

Alaska by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising Alaska - Includes Inside Passage and Glacier Cruises

By Anne Vipond

Ocean Cruise Guides
Paperback (368 pages)

Alaska by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising Alaska - Includes Inside Passage and Glacier Cruises
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The new 9th Edition of Alaska by Cruise Ship includes updates on attractions and shore side activities for cruisers to this beautiful state. New information on the home ports. Written for cruise readers wanting to make the most of their time in each port. Covers ports and towns from Seattle to Fairbanks with special section on Denali National Park.

National Geographic Traveler: Coastal Alaska: Ports of Call and Beyond

By Bob Devine

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Released: 2016-03-01
Paperback (192 pages)

National Geographic Traveler: Coastal Alaska: Ports of Call and Beyond
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  • Natl Geographic Society
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This beautifully illustrated guidebook by Alaska and Northwest expert Bob Devine covers ports of call large and small all along the Inside Passage and Alaska's ragged southern coastlines, including Seattle, Vancouver, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Haines, Skagway, Cordova, Valdez & Whittier, Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Homer & Kachemak Bay, Anchorage, Denali National Park & Preserve, Kodiak Island, and Alaska Peninsula & Aleutians. You'll find vital information on making the most of each port city, including how to get to the sights from the port; what to see in a short amount of time ashore; and how to avoid pricey excursions.
 
Beginning with the fascinating history of the 49th state, the guidebook then explores, maps and details the popular starting points of Seattle and Vancouver. Subsequent chapters describe ports of call in the Panhandle (Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, gorgeous Glacier Bay); South-Central Coast (Kenai Fjords, Homer, Anchorage); the Aleutian Islands; and much, much more. Each port description ends with invaluable need-to-know information.
 
This guidebook includes detailed, four-color maps; more than 75 full-color images by National Geographic photographer Michael Melford; insider tips from National Geographic experts who know Alaska well; cultural sidebars that provide a deep appreciation of Alaska's nature and history; guided walking tours (including downtown Vancouver) complete with maps; and details of additional ferry, bus, and train rides to maximize your experience.
 
A handy Travelwise section includes restaurants as well as don't-miss festivals, the best shopping venues, and information on both cultural events (concerts, theater, etc.) and outdoor activities (kayaking, fishing, sailing, etc.) that will help you plan ahead for your Alaskan trip of a lifetime.


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