April 30, 2018

Adventures In Alaska: Your Perfect Summer Break

Planning your summer break? If you’re looking for something different to the usual beach fun or backpack treks, why not consider something a bit more adventurous instead?

Alaska is a fantastic location to explore, with incredible views, wonderful wilderness and plenty of things to do. For adventures to remember and stories to share come fall semester, a visit to Alaska could be your ideal summer break.

Amazing adventures in Alaska

The wilderness

Did you know that only 20% of Alaska is accessible by road? As one of the United States’ largest states, it’s a fantastic place to experience rare, unspoiled wilderness and avoid the usual tourist traps. If you’ve got a strong sense of adventure, spending some time in the Alaskan wilderness will be an experience you’ll never forget. There are some great Alaskan tours you can take which include day tours, multi-day tours and more. It’s better to explore with a guide or in a group - a solo venture is not recommended if you’re unfamiliar with the area or basic survival skills!

Anchorage - the city with a difference

Anchorage is a US city with a difference. Far from your typical city stay, Anchorage offers the perfect blend of metropolitan living with some incredible experiences, including dog sledding, motorcycle tours, sailing excursions and more. If you’re not a fan of the cold, going to Anchorage during the summer months means you’ll benefit from the warmest temperatures. There’s a wealth of accommodation to enjoy in Alaska, including the Holiday Inn Express Anchorage Airport, which is ideal for late arrivals and early morning flights into the city. Enjoy the great outdoors during the day and then check out Anchorage’s lively nightlife after dark for the full summer break package.

Get up close with Alaskan wildlife

Alaska might not have the largest population, people-wise, but it certainly makes up for it with its wildlife population. Kodiak Island is where you could find yourself face to face with bears in the wild, while you might even spot a bald eagle while you’re there. Of course, if the thought of seeing wild bears up close brings back haunting memories of The Revenant, you might prefer a trip to the Alaska Zoo instead. Whichever option you choose, don’t forget your camera!

Try your hand at sporting adventures

Like to be active and try new things? You’ll find all the activities an adrenaline junkie could ask for in Alaska. Popular extreme sports in Alaska include ice climbing, bore tide surfing, and mountain climbing. If you really want to make some great memories and break away from your comfort zone - you won’t be short of inspiration in Alaska.

A trip to Alaska offers the adventure of a lifetime, the perfect antidote to exam stress. Break away from the usual vacation spots and enjoy your first adventure break in one of the US’ most awe-inspiring states. Get your friends together and book your trip to enjoy a summer vacation you’ll never forget.

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