Alaska


Alaska is actually part of the United States that has always seemed strange to me, being it is north of Canada, bordering the Yukon and British Columbia, the Arctic Ocean to the North and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south and right across the Bering Strait is Russia. Sounds a little out-there to me. It is the largest state in the United States by area, and the least densely populated of all the 50 states. Alaska's economy is dominated by the oil, natural gas, and fishing industries, resources which it has in abundance; but tourism is also a significant part of the economy.

My sister and her husband took a road trip up there a couple of years ago and she mentioned the other day she would love to see Alaska’s beauty again.

Bill Walker, the Governor of Alaska, states: “Alaska is different from every other destination in the world. Every day offers an unforgettable memory: a mother moose and calf, glaciers and mountains, unique Native cultures, our Russian legacy and Gold Rush days. Even lifelong Alaskans are amazed! And we have a wide range of accommodations and dining to suit every budget. I hope you'll come to visit the ‘Great Land’ soon!”

I’ve heard the Alaskan Cruises are spectacular and I would love to go just to see the great humpback whales. Wildlife viewing is among the most popular activities in Alaska, whether on land or at sea. Each summer, thousands of humpbacks migrate to Alaska's rich waters to feed. I also hear it is probably the best place in the world for salmon and halibut fishing. I could probably write a novel on the sights and beauty of Alaska and spend days viewing all the web-sites on this incredible state, but I think you should take the time to check out all it has to offer – start with travelalaska.com.

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