I’ve started the early planning stages of my Alaska travel for my 40th birthday next year. My ultimate goal is to see the Northern Lights which means I’ll be celebrating earlier than May Day if all goes to plan (February and March are the ideal times, and I’ll be able to get extra miles from the UGGs!). Now don’t think I got on the Gov. Sarah Palin bandwagon (I know at one point she was assisting with the travel Alaska campaign) with my interest in visiting the Last Frontier State. Last year was the “travel Alaska” summer for my circle because it seemed as though every other person had visited the 49th state whether on a cruise or land tour.
And because just about everyone else has gone, it’s my turn join the “travel Alaska” bandwagon but do something different. Winter might not happen, it’s VERY cold that time of year, so, I've been tooling around the website of my new friends, Alaska Denali Tours, who offer spring, summer, and fall Alaska travel packages.
I’d love to visit Denali National Park (okay, it’s Denali Park to those of you in the know) to see the “big five” – caribou, Dall sheep, grizzly bears, moose, and wolves, in addition to the spectacular scenery. Would also like to see overwhelmingly huge glaciers, tall mountain peaks, and endless sky along with small, authentic towns where moose make the traffic rules, like “Northern Exposure.” Am pretty sure I could find an Alaska travel package offering just that and Alaska Denali Tours may just do that. Stay tuned as I figure out exactly what I want to do.