My partner and I will spend five days in Anchorage next year. Would you recommend trying to fit in side trips, or will there be plenty in Anchorage to keep us occupied?
Karin Curman warms to the challenge of an Alaskan adventure.
Ben Hall discovers Alaska's grand wilderness at sea level and from on high.
If you're looking for something to distract yourself from all the worries and the waiting of flying, a few airports offer unique attractions.
In some of Alaska's finest wilderness lodges, Stephen Phelan learns the etiquette of mixing with grizzlies.
Ben Hall stumbles upon intrigue and danger in an Alaskan house of hammers.
Craig Tansley embraces the splendid isolation of the Alaskan wilderness
Can you give me some suggestions about where I can expect to experience a white Christmas?
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.