Alaska Transportation

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Travel Tips for Transportation in Alaska

Seward, Alaska, United States
Seward is very beautiful, but can get pretty windy. You can visit the Harding Ice Field, which is a glacier the size of Rhode Island (at least it was 25 years ago...) I highly recommend deep sea fishing for halibut out of Seward. They have a crazy foot race every summer, straight up and down a mountain. There is a lot for tourists to do there - I would consider it a gateway to Alaska. From Seward , you can catch the ferry to Kodiak Island. The train from Anchorage runs all the way to Seward. Big cruise ships sometimes dock there.
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Whittier, Alaska, United States
If you want to drive to or from Whittier, you have to drive your car onto a train which goes through tunnels. That is the gateway from Turnagain Arm (an arm of Cook Inlet) to Prince William Sound. There is really not much to do in Whittier - it used to be a military base, and later they converted some of the barracks to a fish processing plant. There are spectacular views, a lot of wildlife, and plenty of hiking for the adventurous. But the big draw to Whittier is the ferry boat to Valdez: on tat ferry, you will pass by the Columbia Glacier, which, when it calves, sends pieces of ice as big as 3 football fields plunging off the face of the glacier into Prince William Sound. You will see rich wildlife, and it will be a memory of a lifetime.
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Chena Hot Springs, Alaska, United States
A really nice resort. A thing to keep in mind is that some oriental cultures believe that if a child is concieved under the northern lights it will be gifted. There are OK rooms that are not cheap. I went in the winter time when there is plenty of night available which means a better chance to sit in the hot springs and enjoy the northern lights.
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Manley Hot Springs, Alaska, United States
If you are going to drive into Manley be sure to carry two spare tires, a big tire patch kit, and an air compresser. Run your tires a little low on air to help prevent the tires from punctures, the rocks are Sharp! There is a guy there that fixes tires, you will have at least one flat, you can bet on that! I drove a ford explorer with 2 ply tires and had 2 flats.
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Juneau, Alaska, United States
I traveled to Juneau via a Cruise Ship, Twice! And I loved it!!! There is so much nature and beatuiful scenery, you can't go wrong with whatever you decide to do! I would highly recommend Juneau to anyone and everyone!!!
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