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An opinionated moose’s view on the best of Alaska
An opinionated moose’s view on the best of Alaska
How Costs Compare in Alaska

Tourist things in Alaska cost more.  Part of this is because of distance goods have to travel, but the real reason is the short season – opperators have to make a year’s worth of profits in about two and a half months.  So be prepared to spend more than you want.  That said, we’ve tried to focus on things that aren’t insanely expensive.  What is the trick, after all, to having a good experience in Alaska if you’re spending $2,000 a night at a wilderness lodge?  Unfortunately, there are places and times we think that spending more on something is a good value and ‘worth it’ – whatever that slippery phrase means – and we indicate it in the text.

​How does the cost of living in Alaska compare?
Well, some things are more expensive (strawberries in February, say) but taxes are lower as well.  This article compares the cost pretty well:


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GENERAL
Best Time of Year to Visit
Renting a Car
How Costs Compare in Alaska
Which Side of The Plane
Bears in Alaska
Mosquitoes
Don't Take a Cruise Ship

ANCHORAGE
Best Restaurants
Best Places to Stay
Best Things to Do
Best Day Hikes
Best Nearby Overnight Hikes

DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Our Two Cents

BEST SMALL TOWNS
Talkeetna
Girdwood
Homer
Seldovia
McCarthy

BEST HIGH END TRIPS
Lake Clark National Park
Juneau Small Boat Charter
Sheldon Mountain Hut
End of the Iditarod in Nome

BEST MEDIUM BUDGET TRIPS
Brooks Camp
Little Orca Island
Scenic Flight
Yukon Rafting
Blackstone Bay Kayaking

BEST LOWER BUDGET TRIPS
Anchorage-Valdez Loop
Denali State Park
Flag Stop Train

BEST WINTER THINGS TO DO
Northern Lights
End of the Iditarod in Nome
Ski Train

PACK RAFTING
What Is It
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

KAYAKING
Whittier
Seward

BEST FISHING TRIPS
Fishing

BEST HUNTING TRIPS
Hunting

BOOKS
A Few Suggestions

WALL OF SHAME
Walrus Island
McNeil Bear Viewing
Kesugi Ridge
Wood-Tikchik State Park
Cordova Ice Skating
Denali Car Lottery
Juneau Folk Festival
Dawson City Folk Festival
Drive to Prudhoe Bay

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