Anyone go to Alaska?

  1. I am considering doing a travel assignment, and I was wondering if anyone here has gone to Alaska. What did you like about it? What didn't you like about it? When is the best time to go? Is there a demand to go to Alaska like there is in other places??
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  3. by   Cameelrn
    Quote from Headhurt
    I am considering doing a travel assignment, and I was wondering if anyone here has gone to Alaska. What did you like about it? What didn't you like about it? When is the best time to go? Is there a demand to go to Alaska like there is in other places??
    I lived in Kenai, Alaska for a little over two years. I really liked it but didn't like being so far away from the few family members I have, so I moved back to the lower 48. Summertime is wonderful, but you have to prepare for some amount of daylight all the time. It looks like dusk during the middle of the night. Wintertime can be brutal, but you adapt when you live there. You plug your car in to keep it warm enough to be able to start it in the morning. When it is really cold (-30) when you start to drive off it feels like you have a flat because the tire is flat where it sat on the pavement. It warms up after awhileSpring is called 'break-up' and it is the messiest time of the year. All the ice and snow begins to melt and everything is muddy...except that it re-freezes during the night. I had to park my car about 40' from my front door and wear fishing boots to walk out to it through about 8" of water.

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