Friday, January 13, 2012


Whether spotting a moose stopping traffic in Anchorage or exploring Alaska's stunning glacier-lined coast by cruise ship, the Last Frontier is sure to exceed all expectations. Complete with 3D mapping, extensive hotel and restaurant selections, guided walks and evocative photography, this is the most colorful and comprehensive guide to Alaska on the market. Let DK Eyewitness Travel Guides Alaska be your planning aid, companion and souvenir as you experience the richness of our northernmost state.

Includes beautiful new full color photos, illustrations, and enhanced maps Extensive information on local customs, currency, medical services and transportation Helps travelers decide at a glance which regions are best suited to their trip.

This review is from: Alaska (Eyewitness Travel Guides) (Library Binding)
I am a frequent Alaska tourist and have used several of the Eyewitness city guides in the past, so I was glad to see that they came out with this book. No one can touch Eyewitness for design and illustrations and their Alaska guide is no exception. Their maps are amazingly clean and functional. It is impossible to pick up this book and not get sucked into it.

The guide is not as comprehensive as a Frommer's or Fodor's, but for me, who needs a listing of every restaurant and gift shop in an area. Eyewitness focuses on the can't-miss attractions and gives more than enough shopping and dining options to cover your stay in state. The information is in bite-sized chunks that are easily scanned and give a good overview to the areas you're visiting.

If I had to say something against this guide it would be that it is so filled with photos that they need to be pretty small. When I flip through it and see these tiny images of areas I have visited, they just don't do justice to the scope of the landscape. But then, maybe this will just help you appreciate Alaska when you are there in person.

If you or someone you know is going to Alaska for a vacation, get them a copy of this book. This is the best guide to the entire state I have found.

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: DK Travel; Reprint edition (November 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756661994
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756661991

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