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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2012, 04:27:40 PM »
if you are driving to Juneau then it may only be 2.5 days but to get to anchorage etc you have to go around through Yukon Canda which will make it like 4 days.
Just driving time time from SFO to Alaska is something like 2 1/2 days
According to google maps it's 2 1/2 days from SF to Fairbanks. (how long it actually takes will of course depend on what I want to do along the way)

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2012, 04:28:01 PM »
There was a lady on the DDFB page that was looking for someone to drive her car one-way from Portland, OR to Fairbanks.
Might want to contact her and negotiate free gas as well and then just use miles to fly back.
Thanks, I'll look into it...

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2012, 04:46:05 PM »
There was a lady on the DDFB page that was looking for someone to drive her car one-way from Portland, OR to Fairbanks.
Might want to contact her and negotiate free gas as well and then just use miles to fly back.
Link?
I seem to be having trouble finding it...

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2012, 06:14:52 PM »
i have done the drive. if you go from california you would actually have to drive west to get to the alcan (alaska/canadian highway), the only paved road into alaska. unless you drive to Seattle and take a ferry with your car underneath. those ferries,also called the poor man's cruise, are still quite expensive. if you drive on the alcan, you drive into haines. take a ferry into Juneau. to drive from there to anchorage or denali is another 12 hours. haines and juneau are magnificent. lots to do with kids. lots of hiking, boating etc... we camped out during the week, hotels very expensive.........

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Summer Fishing in Alaska?
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2012, 03:10:18 PM »
Has anyone done this? Any recommendations or eating suggestions?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2012, 04:18:54 PM »
Thanks for the redirect. I am looking at a trip mainly around fishing, if anyone has done that or has recommendations. I didn't see anything really in the thread.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2012, 01:09:31 PM »
I just finished a 3day alaska trip. we hit up seward .went on the kenai fjords glacier tour. its amazing out of this world.
Then we drove up 7 hours to denali for the denali national park. its a must do, but quite honestly a bit boring and long for the 6 and half hour bus ride toklat bus shuttle

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2012, 08:47:31 PM »
I just finished a 3day alaska trip. we hit up seward .went on the kenai fjords glacier tour. its amazing out of this world.
Then we drove up 7 hours to denali for the denali national park. its a must do, but quite honestly a bit boring and long for the 6 and half hour bus ride toklat bus shuttle
arent u going on a cross-country amtrak ride now from the west coast all the way back to penn station? let us know how that goes for u please

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2012, 09:26:35 PM »
I booked tickets to Alaska (Anchorage) for next summer. I'd love some suggestions for trips and especially kosher food...
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2012, 09:38:08 PM »
Also for some reason car rentals prices are ludicrously high  :'(
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2012, 01:15:35 AM »
Also for some reason car rentals prices are ludicrously high  :'(
Get an SUV which you can take off road or the unpaved highway. How long you going and where are you flying into?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2012, 03:29:22 PM »
I'm going for one week in the summer, flying through Seattle and into Anchorage. An SUV seems to pricing out at about $1000 for the week.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2012, 01:44:33 AM »
I'm going for one week in the summer, flying through Seattle and into Anchorage. An SUV seems to pricing out at about $1000 for the week.
Try to find the small companies or private guys with small fleets. I got an SUV for 2 weeks at 500 a week. You just need to research the small guys.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2013, 03:00:26 PM »
I booked tickets to Alaska (Anchorage) for next summer. I'd love some suggestions for trips and especially kosher food...

This trip is coming up... Can anyone with experience going there share some info/tips? I want to avoid tourist traps and see the real Alaska..

Thanks
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2013, 03:45:14 PM »
I went, and I made sure to turn off at almost every exit (there aren't many) and meander around. Was awesome.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2013, 04:14:49 PM »
I went, and I made sure to turn off at almost every exit (there aren't many) and meander around. Was awesome.

I like meandering! Which highway was that? When did you go? Was the traffic bad? Did you go to Denali? Did you see glaciers?

What did you do for kosher food?
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2013, 07:43:03 PM »
I like meandering! Which highway was that? When did you go? Was the traffic bad? Did you go to Denali? Did you see glaciers?

What did you do for kosher food?

We flew to Anchorage. The highway was on the way south. Off the highway we saw awesome lakes, glaciers, bear trails (too scared to go on them), and streams FULL of non-moving fish. We went in August. Roads were nearly empty. We did Denali, but as we were only there Sunday through Thursday, we couldn't spend enough time doing everything. Enjoy!!!

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2013, 08:24:47 PM »
Did you do anything in the south? I Assume you mean Seward. We are thinking of doing a glacier viewing cruise. Did you do that? Has anyone here taken the Alaska railroad?
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2013, 08:54:13 PM »
Did you do anything in the south? I Assume you mean Seward. We are thinking of doing a glacier viewing cruise. Did you do that? Has anyone here taken the Alaska railroad?

I did a cruise. There are two of them, one an hour shorter and somewhat cheaper. We did that one, as people told us that we'd get bored after two hours. We are glad we did, as it was awesome, but longish at two hours.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2013, 09:50:38 PM »
Just a couple of things we did in Alaska in 2010. We went to Seward for a few days and did a cruise of the Gulf of Alaska in which we saw killer whales and glaciers. We went on a float plane to view grizzlies catch salmon and eat them. Not cheap and not to be missed. We paid 300 per person, instead of 600 by going from some random place 2 hours from Seward. We went to Talkeetna for 2 days and did a flight over Denali, coolest flight ever, and did some hiking. We then went to Denali and did the 9 hour bus tour. We then drove across the Denali Highway to Valdez and other areas in the East of the state. Gotta run now but can follow up with more details!