With fuel prices expected to remain “below $3 per gallon throughout 2015,” according to a recent AAA report — this is the ideal year to plan that ultimate road trip to Alaska. One of the grandest recreation vehicle adventures of a lifetime is following the lure of the Alaska Highway north to the land of the midnight sun.
“An RV is a perfect way to enjoy the scenic highways and Alaska,” says travel photographer John Holod of RV Adventure Videos who has traveled to the Last Frontier since the early 1970s. “You can stop where you want, eat what you want, and sleep when you want.”
Along the way there will be opportunities to photograph grizzly bear fishing for sockeye salmon, kayak at the foot of ancient glaciers, and drift back in time to the days of prospectors panning for gold. There is so much to see and do in Alaska, the big question is “time.”
“Alaska is a long way from anywhere,” says Holod. “From the Midwest you should plan on logging about 12,000 miles round trip.” He suggests taking a minimum of six weeks for the trip, and that three months is better. “If you have less time, do yourself a favor and fly to Anchorage and rent an RV.”
– To read the complete 4-part series, click on: “Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip.“
Photo: Alaska Highway. (John Holod of RV Adventure Videos)