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“Should I Plan a Trip to Alaska in 2021?”

Every new year, nothing brings more enjoyment than dreaming about your next big trip. As 2020 draws to a close, this couldn’t be more real as the vast majority of our 2020 travel became one big “cancel that”. But the sun is on the horizon for 2021!

Here are five great reasons why traveling to Alaska should be at the top of your 2021 New Year’s Resolution List:

#1: Celebrate a 2020 or 2021 Milestone in Your Life

Are you retiring this year, celebrating a special anniversary, or planning a big birthday? Alaska is a great way to celebrate a milestone event, whether you just had one (and had to postpone the celebration) or whether you are about to have one. Perhaps you want to bring the whole family in honor of your 50th wedding anniversary. Or maybe you have a romantic getaway in mind for just the two of you? A trip to Alaska is the perfect way to honor your special milestone for 2020 or 2021!

#2: Knock Alaska OFF Your Bucket List

Alaska has a lot of reasons to be on your bucket list. With an abundance of wildlife, countless number of glaciers, big mountains and epic scenery, Alaska has it all. And if you time it right, you just might see the northern lights and Alaska’s “Big Five” (bear, moose, caribou, wolves, and Dall sheep) all in one trip! Check out these Alaska Bucket List adventures. Just one of them might be the perfect antidote to “travel withdrawal”.

#3: Circle Back for Round 2,3 or 5 in Alaska

Perhaps you took a cruise to Alaska several years ago and never got to see Denali. Maybe a winter adventure for dog sledding and northern lights has been on your mind ever since you spent your summer vacation up in Alaska. Make 2021 your year to go back! There’s so much to see in Alaska and so many different ways to experience America’s “Last Frontier”. From relaxing on the train to Denali to driving through the lush Kenai Peninsula, or enjoying an all-inclusive stay at a remote wilderness lodge, there are an endless list of reasons to visit Alaska again.

#4: Alaska Truly is a National Treasure

Did you know? Alaska has more public lands than any other state, providing ample space for everyone to explore surrounded by wildness, wilderness and wildlife! With 8 national parks, you can fill your national parks passport with stamps one by one or go on one grand Alaska national parks adventure. Begin with a trip to remote Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley, then make your way south toward Denali, Wrangell St. Elias, Kenai Fjords, and Lake Clark National Parks. See the famous “Fat Bears” of Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park before ending your epic national parks journey in Glacier Bay. Need help planning a trip like this? We have you covered.

#5: It’s Finally Time to Treat Yourself

2020 hasn’t been easy. Plans were upended and sacrifices were made. Sometimes life literally felt like it was upside down. Well, there is a new year ahead. Picture yourself flying over the snow-capped peaks of Denali, paddling through quiet glacier fjords, or watching a mama bear and cubs catching salmon along a tranquil stream. Make 2021 your year of dreaming big and visiting Alaska. You deserve it!