I've been reading these posts and they are so informative. I'm a single woman traveling alone. I don't really like having a rigid itinerary as you would on a vacation tour, so I think I'm going to do the following:
Fly into Fairbanks and stay near walking distance to restaurants, shops, etc. Any suggestions for a good B&B?
One of my passions is photography, so I really want to get to a location that has spectacular views of the lights. I am from Atlanta and have NO experience driving on ice and snow. I think I would feel better booking a night expedition with a tour company (Aurora Village, etc.). I also want to get away from Fairbanks during the day to photograph some of the natural beauty of Alaska - I'm sure there are tour companies for this, also.
I think I would be ok driving a rental car in the city of Fairbanks since the roads are kept clear.
I was planning on going in mid-September, but it sounds like I should postpone my trip to March? Since I'm not used to extreme cold weather, I really don't want to go in Dec-Feb. I know - I'm a cold weather sissy!!
Thanks for all the information on this forum!! I can't wait to see Alaska.