Maps and Tourist Information
Readers of this travel guide willing to expend a little energy will certainly be able to set up a travel itinerary that covers their own interests, but if you want to leave the arranging to others, you may want to contact one of the many itinerary planners who specialize in Alaska. These could be as close as your local travel agent, or one of the online information sources such as www.alaska.com or www.alaskaone.com.
For a human touch from those in the know, try
- Viking Travel
907/772-3818 or 800/327-2571
- Alaska Tours
- Alaska Ferry Adventures
907/235-7099 or 800/382-9229
- Homer Travel & Tours
907/235-7751 or 800/478-7751
A great starting point when planning a trip to Alaska is the official Alaska State Vacation Planner, produced annually through a joint partnership between the state and private businesses. It’s distributed by the Alaska Travel Industry Association (907/929-2200, www.travelalaska.com). Find chambers of commerce around the state at www.alaskachamber.com.
Members of the American Automobile Association (AAA, www.aaa.com) should request an Alaska TourBook and CampBook plus detailed maps. Overseas visitors who belong to an affiliated club in their home country can obtain these materials for free by showing their membership card at an AAA office in any large city.
© Don Pitcher from Moon Alaska, 10th Edition