What is your favorite place in Alaska?
Denali National Park! The day I visited the park, the sun was shining and the sky was clear – I could not have asked for a better day. The bus ride through the park was breathtaking, and I got to see a lot of wildlife including bears, eagles and deer. One of the highlights was a deer family who was walking directly in front of our bus for quite some time, or the mama bear and her cub crossing the road shortly after. Talk about incredible photo opportunities! Of course, the landscape in the Park also deserves a mention, as it changes constantly in color and vegetation.
What one thing in Alaska should you experience at least once in your life?
Riding the Alaska Railroad train. I took the train from Denali to Fairbanks and it was a great experience. I traveled in Gold Class, which features a glass-dome ceiling, an inclusive dining experience and an Alaskan tour guide who provides narration during the trip. It was a very scenic and relaxing trip that I truly recommend at least once in your lifetime.
What is your best travel memory in Alaska?
One of my best travel memories is my visit to the Husky Homestead. This Homestead is open to visitors from all over the world throughout the summer months, and is a year-round home to training sled dogs owned by four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King. Upon arrival at the Homestead you get to cuddle their youngest sled dog team members – cute puppies that will melt your heart! The overall tour was well put together and I learnt a lot about sled dogs, Jeff King, and what an important role dog sledding plays in the history of Alaska.
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