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Product Details

  • Series: Frommer's Day by Day - Full Size (Book 114)
  • Paperback: 540 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 1 edition (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470562331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470562338
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #829,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Map your adventure

Plan a trip that suits your interests. Follow ourrecommended itineraries or mix & match to createyour own. Explore a region in depth or hit the highlights. With Frommer's Day by Day guides, the choice is yours.

  • 73 self-guided tours with maps that show how to get from place to place

  • Hundreds of photos,plus engaging insights on history and culture

  • Detailed reviews of hotels,restaurants, shopping, and nightlife

Full-sized foldout mapof Alaska in a handy plastic envelope

95 maps and 73 ways to see the sights

About the Author

Charles Wohlforth is a life-long Alaska resident and prize-winning author of numerous books about Alaska. Besides travel, his work includes writing about science and the environment, politics, history and biography. A popular lecturer, he has spoken all over the United States and overseas. His articles have appeared in Discover, The New Republic, Outside, and many other magazines. Wohlforth lives with his wife, Barbara, and their four children. They reside in Anchorage during the winter, where they are avid crosscountry skiers, and in summer on a remote Kachemak Bay shore reachable only by boat. Wohlforth's recent book The Fate of Nature: Rediscovering Our Ability to Rescue the Earth (St. Martin's Press, $28) uses Alaska as a microcosm to understand the cultural roots of humankinds' will to protect the planet.

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Highly recommend for anyone planning a trip to Alaska.
J. Rubino
This book is really geared toward the DIY trip planner who is just starting to research their visit.
Bryan Newman
Many colorful pictures and much information for the traveller.
S. E. Weatherby

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Newman VINE VOICE on March 30, 2012
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I often get asked for Alaska travel guide book recommendations and I have always recommended Alaska (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE) or Frommer's Alaska 2011 (Frommer's Color Complete). The Frommers is also written by Charles Wohlforth who also wrote Alaska for Dummies which is a fantastic DIY planning tool, but it is flawed because it doesn't include many photos of Alaska. This book fixes that in spades, it is packed with beautiful and relevant photos of Alaska.

So,

--What is this book?
This is a general reference tourist guide to Alaska. It is not an exhaustive reference, but more of a series of "best of" lists with suggested itineraries and sites.

--Who should get this book?
This book is really geared toward the DIY trip planner who is just starting to research their visit. This is a perfect starting point for if you are looking for a general idea of where to go. But it is also useful as a general reference to any Alaskan tourist.

--Why is this book one of the best?
This book is kind of a hybrid between my two favorite Alaska guides. The Eyewitness book is wonderfully illustrated and filled with bite-sized and digestible information and the 2010 Frommer's Guide is filled with specific food, lodging and tourisms options for each city in Alaska. This book is shoved full of photos and maps, which puts it on par with the Eyewitness book and is a nice improvement on the earlier Frommers.

This book may not be as exhaustive as the Frommer's guides, but it highlights the best of the best.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Matthew R. Kuiper VINE VOICE on July 26, 2012
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Frommer's Alaska Day by Day is a beautiful book. This is one of those that you just don't quite get by viewing it on Amazon. Honestly, I do not think I enjoy touching a book more on my shelf than this one. For the past couple weeks it has been by my bedside, because I like to nightly look through the pictures, gaze at the robust coloring, and drink in the perfect layout. Am I obseesing about a travel guide? Yes. She reads like a comic book. Alaska Day by Day is compact, perfect for packing, yet the smaller page size does not lose the dramatic nature of the photos inside of Alaskan culture and country. If anything the compact size allows for easy flipping throughout the entirety of the book.

I have spent several summers up in Alaska and would love to head back up. Frommer's Day by Day only serves to highten these immaginations. Traveling and touring is a gift from God and Frommer help serve this precious undertaking with stunning maps, tips to help a person get the most out of his stay, and pictures to promote further curiousity.

If you have any interest in visiting Alaska pick this little fella up. You will not be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christy VINE VOICE on July 1, 2012
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We just returned from our week long trip to Alaska and thought this was a great go-to travel guide. We actually went on a cruise but still used this book on where to go, what to do, and where to stay on our way out of Alaska. I thought the book was full of useful information on each of the locations we stopped at (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Anchorage). There were colorful pictures, maps, and sites not to miss on most of the stops. We used the recommended company to kayak in Juneau however the price was wrong in the book ($10 more than the book quoted). We stopped in several restaurants and shops that were highly recommended and thought it gave good suggestions. One thing that I liked most about the book is several kid/family itineraries for certain locations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. Chang VINE VOICE on June 22, 2012
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This is a perfect travel book for people who have never been to Alaska before (like me). Packed full of information in its 530 pages, reading the book gives you lots of ideas of what's out there to see in Alaska (and I mean A LOT). Being the biggest state in the country, there's definitely plenty to do and see in Alaska. "Alaska Day by Day" shows you a long list of places you can visit and things you can do. There are so many things in the book, I don't think even 10 trips will be enough to cover everything Alaska has to offer.

Now, some specifics: the books contains many "best of ..." lists which includes highlights with page references to detailed chapters further into the book. LOTS of nice maps and color pictures. Suggestions of various regional trips (Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, etc.) that take anywhere from 1 day to 2 weeks so you can tailor your trip based on the time available to you. Includes shopping and dining guides.

The last chapter (The Savvy Traveler) gives you useful hints and information on traveling to Alaska - time of year to travel, getting there, getting around once you're there, and other travel-related stuff. Also included is a small map of Alaska (coated to prevent damage from liquid spills) with a plastic pouch to keep the map in.

All in all, a nice intro to Alaska and what it has to offer - especially for a beginner, like me. Pretty hefty in weight, but worth its weight in information.
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