Nearly two million people visit Alaska every year,
drawn to its spectacular views and endless activities.
But with such size and so many options, it can seem
overwhelming when it comes to planning a family
vacation to the 49th state. The best place to start?
With a local, of course.
Journalist and Alaska resident Erin Kirkland knows
every corner of the state, and she has crossed
thousands of miles with her son. In Alaska on the
Go, she offers a fresh take on exploring some of
the most beautiful land in the world, with tips and
tricks that only an insider knows. Serving as the
perfect tour guide, Kirkland identifies the best
and most kid-friendly destinations in cities across
Alaska. She offers practical advice on everything
from restaurants to rest stops and from weather
surprises to wild animals. Photos, maps, and sample
itineraries make it easy for parents to plan a trip
that will delight and entertain everyone.
The only family travel guide written by a current
Alaskan, Alaska on the Go makes the state more
accessible than ever. Whether traveling via car,
cruise ship, or dog sled, this practical, portable guide
will open up a new world of memorable adventures.
Written with a down-to-earth voice and filled with handy information, the guidebook Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children makes planning an Alaskan family vacation doable and fun. Author Erin Kirkland paints a beautiful picture of Alaska’s rugged wilderness that will have you longing for a trip to this northern state. Expect a blend of Alaskan history and cultural lessons along with sound family travel advice and nature exploration safety tips. I love Erin’s humorous, tell-it-like-it-is voice mixed with solid facts.
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