One thing I discovered in all my travels, including spending 11 months backpacking across Europe in the 1980s , is that you never have enough time to see and do what you want.
Eleven months and two weeks in Europe and I couldn’t see everything, so I don’t expect a 3-week Alaska expedition to allow me to see and do all I want.
In planning this trip I had to focus on what is important to me and what I must do versus what would be nice to do.
there are a million tradeoffs and of course time and money are functions of this equation. especially money!
three weeks and about a $20,000 all in budget, including airfare from Miami, fishing guides, and a 4×4 truck rental.
Alaska Must Dos
fishing for halibut, trout, char and salmon
explore national parks
experience glaciers and tundra ecosystems
enjoy midnight sun in Arctic / attend midnight sun festival
see old Navy friends that live in Alaska
drive the Dalton Highway (ice road truckers)
Alaska Nice to dos
glacier fjord cruise
visit arctic ocean / the a dip
pan for gold
flight seeing tour