Now you can be stunned by the most adventurous places on Earth in comfort.
Anchorage is the gateway to the wilds of Alaska.
Watching a bald eagle hunt a seagull is just one of many breathtaking moments.
Cosy, remote bases from which to explore vast forests and superb wildlife.
Lance Richardson takes a journey by road and rail chasing the midnight sun in Alaska.
Locals and a small-town location create a winning appeal, writes Lance Richardson.
It's competitively priced, with a smooth, stress-free transfer between flights at LA airport.
In snowy northern reaches, Elspeth Callender goes dogsledding in the midst of one of the world's toughest competitions.
The USA's biggest state is also big on sights and price. But nowhere else in the world can you traverse such a dramatic coastline and witness orcas frolic in wild seas, boulders of glacial ice crash into the ocean below or breaching humpback whales in a single trip. Inland, its national parks have hungry brown bears catching salmon in river rapids. Alaska may be hard work, but it's rewarding.