Heading up to Alaska this summer? I just returned a couple of days ago and it’s clear that the Alaskans are getting ready for the summer season! It’s an exciting time for sure. If you’re planning on going and don’t know what to see and do, I recommend you get one or all of the books below:

Fodor's Alaska1. “Fodor’s The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises” is a good Alaska guide book. It appears that Fodor’s offers the latest with their 2016 version and they make it easy to create a perfect Alaskan trip from start to finish.

Grab it: Grab a copy of “Fodor’s The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises” for $14.16 here.

Alaska TourSaver2. I also highly recommend you get the “Alaska TourSaver” as it’s a great way to save some money. It’s published by my buddy and Alaska travel guru Scott McMurren, who knows everything about Alaska and how to save money there. “Alaska TourSaver” has more than 125 2-for-1 deals all around the state that can save you money on: flight-seeing, fishing, whale-watching, lodges, adventure trips, admissions, and more. There’s more than $22,500 in 2-for-1 savings inside. This year’s TourSaver book is the 17th annual edition, and it usually sells for $99.95—but it’s currently on sale for $79.95!

Grab it: Grab a copy of “Alaska TourSaver” here.

Alaska on the Go3. “Alaska On the Go” is the only Alaska family travel resource in Alaska written by journalist and Alaska resident Erin Kirkland. From Amazon: “Nearly two million people visit Alaska every year, drawn to its spectacular views and endless activities. But with such size and so many options, it can seem overwhelming when it comes to planning a family vacation to the 49th state. The best place to start? With a local, of course. [Kirkland] knows every corner of the state and she has crossed thousands of miles with her son. In ‘Alaska on the Go,’ she offers a fresh take on exploring some of the most beautiful land in the world, with tips and tricks that only an insider knows. Serving as the perfect tour guide, Kirkland identifies the best and most kid-friendly destinations in cities across Alaska. She offers practical advice on everything from restaurants to rest stops and from weather surprises to wild animals. Photos, maps, and sample itineraries make it easy for parents to plan a trip that will delight and entertain everyone.”

Grab it: Grab a copy of the “Alaska on the Go” by Erin Kirkland for $17.95 here.

Johnny Jet

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1 Comment On "Travel Books of the Week: 3 Great Alaska Travel Books"
  1. V. Bohn|

    The best guide to travel in Alaska is Milepost (especially if you’re driving). Published in Alaska, it gives you the information on every mile of every highway, plus places to stay, eat, and shop. It’s updated every year. We used it exclusively on a 6-week driving trip to Alaska in 1984. It even guided us through Canada to the coast, and on the Alaska ferry, and from Haines (where we got off the ferry) to our destination in Anchorage. We even got off our ferry in Juneau and boarded another the following day so we could see Juneau, thanks to Milepost.

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