Posted by newenglandtraveler on June 04, 2010
My husband and I are flying to Fairbanks in Aug. for a week. We want to do part of the train from Fairbanks to Seward. If we could only do one section, which part should it be? Fairbanks to Denali?? Denali to Anchorage?? Anchorage to Seward?? We will be renting a car for the week too. It was cheaper to do that than renting one for just a few days in Fairbanks or Anchorage. We are okay with just leaving it somewhere since we will have to take a bus back to get the car. Also, would you recommend PWS or Kenai Fjords to see glaciers?
Reply by MilwVon on June 05, 2010
Have you looked into the "taking a bus back to get the car?" I do not think that option exists.
Also "just leaving it somewhere" is probably not a good idea in terms of vandalism, etc.
Reply by Wildcat Dianne on June 13, 2010
I just got back from Alaska two weeks ago, and my friend and I took the train from Anchorage to Seward and back. We left the car in the train station parking lot and paid the daily fee to make sure it was there safe and sound when we got back at 10 p.m. that night. Vandalism, domestic violence and other petty crimes are rampant in Alaska, and it's best to leave the car in safe and secure destination.
Reply by Wildcat Dianne on June 21, 2010
I am working on my journals for Alaska. I have one in the bag and published and more on deck. I haven't been able to upload pictures because my computer needs repair and I lost my USB cord to my camera moving to Florida two years ago. Things are moving slowly, but I am making way through my writings I did on vacation. Please check out my work and please be patient about the pictures and entries.
Reply by MilwVon on June 24, 2010
I can't wait to read all that you've experienced . . . and to see your photos Dianne. (Did you check eBay for a replacement camera/USB cord?)
Reply by curysue on September 20, 2010
My husband and I took the train from Anchorage to Talkeetna. It was a beautiful trip and was quite comfortable. I have very limited mobility, so my husband flagged down the driver of the mule-pulled wagon and we toured Talkeetna in style.
The drive on the Parks Highway is is wonderful from Anchorage to Fairbanks. It is interesting to visit the small towns and villages along the way. You can find food and lodging year around. We do advise you to take snacks and something to drink in case of an emergency.
In March 2010, we were stopped for four hours due to an accident. It was heart-warming to see how people looked out for one another. Everyone was willing to share food and drink. The kids got out and romped in the snow with their dogs, and strangers got acquainted. Those who went to the accident scene came back and reported the latest updates.
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