Alaskan Adventure by Land, Sea, and Sky


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Alaskan Adventure by Land, Sea, and Sky

 
 
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Welcome to Alaska, America’s 49th state, where the wilderness is vast and uncharted, wildlife roams free, and the mountains soar far above the clouds. There are three ways to explore Alaska: by land, sea, or sky. And with Outside GO, you'll have a chance to experience the entire trio.

Like our clients, I’m a traveler. I’m drawn to remote corners of the map. But as Outside GO’s expert travel designer, specifically its guru for all of the Americas and the polar regions, it’s my job to offer insider knowledge and firsthand experiences of some of the most awesome places on earth. So I seek out destinations with absolutely awe-inspiring landscapes, adventurous opportunities, and destinations where you'll likely enjoy the surrounding beauty as much as the rush that comes with the journey itself.

Alaska is just this kind of iconic place. It conjures up images of grizzly bears, caribou herds, and Denali, the highest mountain in all of North America. In fact, Denali is often the highlight of a visit to this American frontier. There’s really nothing quite so singular as traveling the sole road that spans the six-million-acre Denali National Park for nearly 100 miles. The national park’s bus is your ticket to exploration, affording a front-row seat for wildlife watching, the vast scenery rolling past the windows like a movie.

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“I seek out destinations with absolutely awe-inspiring landscapes, infused with adventure where the beauty of a place is just as much of an adrenaline rush as the journey itself.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One of the most amazing aspects of Denali is the extent and scale of its grandeur. The mountains and moose are mammoth, and you might witness bears bathing in a pond, but the tiny details of the sub-Arctic tundra carpeting the forest floor also had me completely enchanted. Berries for the bears grow amid the springy bright-green moss, as do millions of wild mushrooms. If you are a fan of foraging for fungi, the impressive variety and astonishing quantity of wondrous wild mushrooms will delight you. Going out for a walk in Denali’s backcountry is a true paradise for nature lovers.

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“Alaska is perfect for lovers of land and water.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Forest and fireweed line the road out of the mountains and lead you to the sea and its bounty. Fishing villages overflow with king crab legs, craft beer, and charm. The seaside ports are your jumping-off point to experience more of the incredible Alaskan spectacle. Get ready—the waters of the Northwest await. Spend a day (or a week) by boat meandering fjords, listening to glaciers calve, watching for whales and other marine life, getting out for all kinds of adventure, and becoming inspired by some of the most impressive landscapes in the world. 

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“Get ready, the glaciers and the whales of the waters of the Northwest await.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In Alaska, perhaps the most magnificent way to experience the topography is a bird’s-eye view from the sky. Take flight and soar above the immense panorama, gliding past frozen waterfalls, alpine peaks, and scenic patterns created by Mother Nature that look like art painted on a canvas. Land on a glacier and wander upon millions of years of frozen earth. Fill your thermos with glacial water—it’s cool, clean, and refreshing and will make you feel as though you’ve just sipped from the fountain of youth. Glide through the heavens and land your floatplane on a nearby lake when you spot bears playing in a river, catching salmon as they pause in the currents.

Raft the rapids, paddle the waterways, climb the mountains, trek the glaciers, see the wildlife, wander the tundra, and experience pristine wilderness here. If the beauty of the planet gets your adrenaline flowing by land, sea, and sky, Alaska is the adventure destination for you.

Take the Ultimate Alaska adventure!

 
 
 
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Outside GO is an adventure travel company with decades of experience. We'd love to help you plan your next trip. Rest assured it will be authentic, stylish, and built around your wildest dreams.

 
 
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