I'm turning 30 and since all my friends are now married and with kids I thought I might treat myself to an authentic Alaskan experience (combined with a little work), which has been a dream of mine for a long time. I am hoping you can give me an advice on where to go in July?
This is what I imagine:
- fairly safe place for solo traveller
- relaxing tranquil environment, friendly people in the area
- naturistic setting
- small town (?) with a bar w. food to meet locals
- wildlife encounters -would like to experience seeing whales, eagles, racoons, wolfs etc. but over-the-top exhausting activities like hiking for days or climbing mountains might be too demanding. (Went dogsleighing in Colorado a few years back and fell absolutely in love with the expeirence, and have experienced dolphins in the wild which was also amazing).
I am not into cruices, discos, big hotels etc. Small Group tours are okay, but would actually much rather go fishing with a group of local fishermen or meet your best photographer and have a look at his preferred picturesque spot -just to give you a better idea of where I'm coming from and looking for.
My work porfession is related to journalism and creative writing so I would abosolutely love to meet men/women who has an interesting profession and wouldn't mind introducing me to that life in Alaska.
Any suggestions much appreciated :)