More often than not, travelers get introduced to Alaska when traveling on a cruise ship.
But travel enthusiast Dana Rebmann says you should consider hitting the road.
She saw plenty of bears, moose, and other wildlife at Denali National Park & Preserve.
The park is the size of the state of New Jersey.
There is one road for vehicles, and after 15 miles all travel is done by bus.
Dana says the farther you go, the better your chances of spotting wildlife along the way.
Dana went all the way to the end of the road in Kantishna.
It took more than 12 hours to go out and back, so it was a long day, but Dana lost count of the number of bears, there were a handful of moose, caribou, even a porcupine.
If the weather cooperates, you also get plenty of opportunities to see Mount Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America at 20,310 feet.
All of your time on the ground in Alaska doesn’t necessarily have to be spent on the road.
The Alaska Railroad is worth hopping aboard.
With just shy of 500 miles of track, there are numerous stops, so you don’t have do the entire stretch.
But on a clear day, the scenery can be pretty impressive.
Just because you’re touring by land, doesn’t mean you won’t have the opportunity to do a little cruising.
It’s a great way to see Kenai Fjords National Park.
Mountains, glaciers.. and you just never know what kind of show the wildlife are going to put on.
We spent a good chunk of our day with these guys: Killer Whales.
There were also Otters, a Humpback Whale, Sea Lions, Puffins, we even spotted a bear munching on berries along the shore.
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