Alaska is a trip of a lifetime. Nowhere else can you kayak to glaciers; fly over the highest peak in North America; wonder at the Aurora Borealis; stay out all night celebrating the midnight sun; visit quirky towns; spot bear, eagles, moose, and whales; and learn the true meaning of the word remote all in the same trip. Expanded Coverage: More regional itineraries help first-time visitors plan their perfect trip. Illustrated Features: Rich full-color features help travelers make the most of top experiences, from whale watching and bear sighting to shopping for Alaska Native crafts and learning about the Klondike Gold Rush. The Alaska Wilderness chapter highlights the different ecozones found in the state---rain forests, interior forests, tundra, ice, mountains, and sea---and how best to experience them, including top guide recommendations. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Alaska’s top attractions and experiences are broken down at a glance, as are the top itineraries. Each region has a convenient overview with highlights and practical advice for getting around. The pull-out map comes complete with an outdoor activity finder. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Alaska offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.