Moon Alaska (Paperback)
Moon Travel, 9781631214967, 450pp.
Publication Date: June 20, 2017
Moon Travel Guides: Make Your Escape Remote, wild, and all-around otherworldly, Alaska promises unforgettable adventure. Discover the heart of "The Last Frontier" with Moon Alaska. What you'll find in Moon Alaska
- Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, whether you have a week to hit the top sights or a month to explore the whole state
- Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout, plus a full-color foldout map
- Curated advice for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, culture mavens, road-trippers, wildlife enthusiasts, and more
- Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Embark on a guided active glacier hike, explore ice caves, or take an intrepid "flightseeing" tour to secluded glacier landings in Denali National Park. Experience the thrill of spotting wild bears, moose, or even walrus, or catch a glimpse of sea otters and humpback whales on a boat tour of the spectacular Kenai Fjords. Hike through lush wilderness or along pristine beaches, kayak on tranquil sounds or secluded lakes, or camp under the crystal-clear stars. Learn about Alaska's native cultures and quirky small towns, savor a freshly-caught seafood dinner, and discover the best spots to witness the enchanting northern lights
- Honest advice from Anchorage local and outdoor aficionado Lisa Maloney on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from campsites and hostels to B&Bs and resort fishing lodges
- How to get there and get around by plane, train, ferry, cruise ship, or guided tour
- Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities
- Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, local laws, history, and health and safety
About the Author
Lisa Maloney has lived in Anchorage, Alaska since the late 1980s, and travels extensively throughout the state for work and play. Even though she lives in "the big city," Lisa thrives on the self-sufficient mentality that drives the rest of the state forward. She makes her living as a freelance writer, focused primarily on travel, the outdoors, and profiling the unique personalities that call Alaska home. She is also the author of 50 Hikes Around Anchorage and a second guidebook tentatively titled Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska. You can see more of Lisa's writing at maloneywrites.com, or catch up with her latest adventures at hikingalaska.net and cometoalaska.net.