Originally Posted by TravelChick
Oh that is awesome. So do you miss Alaska?
All total we spent around 35 years in Alaska, thus there will always be a little of us left there. But, we're no longer spring chickens and the cold winter weather literally hurts the knee and hip joints. That, and the urgent desire to travel in the Lower-48 to check off a lot more locations on our bucket list spurred our move to Southern New Mexico.
Alaska is absolutely spectacular, especially in the summer months. If you're a cold weather, outdoorsy type, the winter would be great too. One important thing to remember about Alaska is that humans are NOT the top of the food chain!!!
On a map of Alaska, the road system may seem to be very limited, and you would be right. But those roads are LONG and often a bit on the wild side. Travel time isn't measured so much in miles but in driving time. For example it takes a pretty solid 8 - 10 hours to drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks, and about 5 hours to Seward and 8 hours to Homer.
Another oddity: The total population of Alaska is about 700,000. Nearly half of those people live in Anchorage which is the hub of EVERYTHING in Alaska. Most of the rest of the state is as rustic as you might imaging, but there is very little difference between Anchorage and any other U.S. city of 300,000.
Tourism and RVing are big business in Alaska and hundreds if not thousands of RVers travel there via Canada and the Alaska Highway. Instead of me trying to tell you about travel to, from, and in Alaska, I highly recommend getting a copy of The Milepost. It will tell you EVERYTHING about travel in both Canada and Alaska.
Best of luck to you in all your future travels!