Alaska

By: Andi McCulloch

Facts about Alaska

My dream destination is probably Alaska. Alaska is located in the northwest part of America. Alaska's views make me want to go right now!! It's so exclusive to thee rest of the world, no phone service, no internet access, just me my best friend McCall and Alaska.

Interesting Facts

Alaska is a very interesting state. The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times, the state motto is North to the Future, the sport is dog mushing. Something thing that I love is jewelry, the Jade gemstone is Alaska's state gemstone. The Alaska's Highway was originally built as a Military supply road during World War II. The Tongass National Forest is the largest forest in the United States. Most of Americas salmon, crab, and other fish products come from Alaska. The wild-forgot-me-not flower is Alaska's official state flower. The Sitka spruce is the official state tree. The four-spot skimmer dragonfly is the official state insect.

Citing

Picutres

DCG.com. "What Types of Tours Are Available in Alaska?" Alaskasfinestcom. Alaska's Finest, 2015. Web. 29 May 2015.

"Millenium Hotel Anchorage | Great Views On Lake Spenard." Alaska.org. Alaska Channel, 2015. Web. 01 June 2015.

World Press. "L.A. Airspace." LA Airspace. World Press, n.d. Web. 01 June 2015.

Websites

Encyclopædia Britannica. "Alaska | History - Geography - State, United States." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 2015. Web. 29 May 2015.

Hotel Room King. Hotel Room King, 2015. Web. 28 May 2015.

"Top 30 Things to Do in Anchorage, AK: Anchorage Attractions." Top 30 Things to Do in Anchorage, AK on TripAdvisor: Anchorage Attractions – Find What to Do Today, This Weekend, or in June. Trip Advisor LLC, 2015. Web. 01 June 2015.

Travel

Alaska is approximately 70 hours away and 4,107.8 miles. My plane will take 9 hours and 37 minutes with one stop for about 1 hour and 17 minutes in Dallas, Fort Worth to get me there. My buddy that is going with me is one of my close friends McCall Ashton.

Lodging

I am staying in Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage. This hotel is a standard hotel, comes with the normal items hotels come with. (coffee pot, bath robe, TV, internet). My suit case will be pretty full because i am going for a week so. The normal things you would bring like toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, makeup, t- shirts, pants, shorts, shoes, long sleeves. I will be staying 10 days and 9 nights.

Cost

The cost for my hotel room and stay is 3,708 dollars, McCall and I are going to split the cost. I am going to bring 1,000 for spending money. For food, breakfast is included in my stay, lunch will be around 30 dollars for McCall and I each day, and for dinner will be around 40 dollars each night.the dinner in all will be 360 dollars and the lunch will be 270 dollars. For my plane ticket it is 1,085 dollars. My trip in total will be 7,420 in all!!

Activities

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is a hiking trail I want to hike. I want to go dog sledding I heard

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is one of the best. Unique opportunities that I don't have were I live are Alaska Railroad Depot. I don't have an Alaska railroad depot where I live, it seems like a great experience. Looking for Moose's in the Kincaid Park is one of the most popular destinations here in Alaska. I love art so Alaska Center for the Performing Arts seems like a great place to learn. The Alaska Zoo has so many different animals that you probably don't see in the U.S.