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June 2013

USA: Alaska: Top 20 Reasons to Visit Alaska!

(see more details in our other Alaska blog posts)

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==Top 20 Reasons to Visit Alaska ==
If you want more details about places to go/things to see, check out our other Alaska blog posts! :)

It’s a place where:

1. Bald eagles are more common than New York City pigeons

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2. You can feel like you’re on National Geographic while you listen to and watch huge chunks of glaciers calve off into the water (see the boat below for scale)

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3. You must be weary of a moose who may try to kick you in the head!

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4. Learn fun facts like Caribou and Reindeer are the same animal (reindeer are domesticated)

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5. The bears are huge and like to eat dandelions when they first wake up from hibernation. . but don’t be fooled, they would definitely eat you—not just make a mess of your garbage like in Jersey!

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6. You can see humpback whales take 3-5 breaths before showing off their tail fluke

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7. Seals lazily float around on ice floes

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8. You can be the low man on the totem pole
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9. Gorgeous blue-eyed husky puppies are training for the Iditarod race not just running around Central Park retrieving balls

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10. Seeing beautiful vistas can become annoying

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11. You can sit in a jacuzzi surrounded by glacier capped mountains

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12. You may see a porcupine, after all, where else are you going to see one?

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13. You can eat King Crab so fresh, you’re practically on the Deadliest Catch!

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14. You might see a lynx yawn!

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15. A friendly man may let you play with his pet ferret (for real)

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16. A mama otter with her baby might come floating right by you

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17. The goats live so high up on the mountains that they look like tiny white dots

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18. It’s almost impossible not to see a porpoise,dolphin, otter or whale every time you look out onto the water

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19. You could get into a staring contest with an owl—and lose!

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20. You can port into cute little towns with less year-round residents than staff on a typical cruiseship

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Posted by Tony.Ruby 15:06 Archived in USA Comments (0)