Alaska Travel Guides & Travel Books

Alaska is unlike other travel destinations. The United States’ most northern state and can only be described as wild. You need to know what to do and when to go. If you travel unprepared, you will not make the most out of a once in a lifetime journey to the last frontier.

All these travel guides and travel books for Alaska will help you make the most out of your vacation. These books come with tips & tricks, possible things to do as well as places to avoid. In our other post we extensively describe the best time to visit Alaska in 2021 and beyond.

We are a big fan of Lonely Planet! We use Lonely Planet Travel Guides for basically every destination that we visit. This Lonely Planet Alaska is a regional guide and is purely focused on the state. The book comes with full colour maps, highlights, itineraries and what we like the most about the entire Lonely Planet series: reviews for eating, drinking, hidden gems and going out. These books are small enough to handle with ease but big enough to contain all the essential tips and tricks for your perfect vacation in Alaska.

If you travel to Alaska, you are likely to spend quite some time on the road. This guide by Ron Dalby helps you navigate and enjoy the roads of Alaska.

Ron Dalby is a veteran of more than 50 trips up and down his favorite road, and now he shares his Insider’s Tips with you. With Ron as your guide, you’ll discover the many treasures that the highway has to offer.

When we travel, our Fitbit will register well beyond 20,000 to 30,000 steps per day. We are the kind of tourists that simply walk everywhere. Alaska offers lots of hiking opportunties and this book by Moon, tells us exactly where to walk to. The book doesn’t just focus on hikes, it also helps you find Alaska’s most scenic drives and most enjoyable national parks. The book comes with detailed maps, tips on where to eat and drink as well as smart ways to avoid crowds. The book is printed in a handy format so you can take it on your walks through the state.

Do you want to learn more about Alaska? Sure, you know it’s cold and dark for a large portion of the year, but what else do you really know about the Last Frontier? There’s so much to learn about the state that even people here don’t know. In this trivia book, you’ll learn more about Alaska’s history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more!

Fodor’s Alaska is the perfect travel guide for the Northern US states. The book comes with a handy pull out map with top attractions that you can’t miss. Most importantly, the book has indispensable planning tools such as major attractions, top itineraries and dining recommendations. Fodor’s local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip.

By reading up on history of our travel destinations we can better understand the behaviour of those living in the places that we visit. Every place that we visit has its own unique history. Alaska has a long and rich history which is unknown to many. Although the state’s history is too diverse and  extensive to cover in a single book, this book does a good job in summarizing centuries of history in an easy to read accessable book.

In all our overviews of travel guides, we include a travel book that is made for children. This Alaska for Kids Travel Book is easy to use for children and will be really entertaining for kids making the life of parents much easier, even on longer trips. The book will help making the trip to Alaska fun, easy and entertaining for you and the kids.

Over the years, more and more people started traveling and overtourism became a growing issue. Although the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to change our travel behavior for now, we believe that we will travel again and that the return of crowds is inevitable. This book helps you to Avoid Crowds and is your guide on what (not) to do when it’s busy. The book includes a special chapter on traveling during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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