Once the arctic chill disperses, it's
time you headed north to the state with North America’s highest mountain,
mighty glaciers, and a clutch of towns filled with museums, good eats, and lots of
scenery. Check out these five Via articles to help you plan a northern
Alaskan Summertime Cruise 
Sail the Inside Passage to Juneau, Ketchikan, and Skagway when the weather warms.
Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula 
Travel by car through Whittier, Seward, Cooper Landing, and Homer and discover spectacular adventures on land and water.
Alaska’s Mount McKinley 
Here are four fun facts that you probably didn’t know about North America’s highest peak.
Anchorage: On the Edge of Wilderness 
In your rush to enjoy the Alaskan wilds, don’t overlook this appealing, energetic city that lies between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains.
Sitka, Alaska 
A totem-studded trail and St. Michael's Cathedral add to the rich history of the borough that once served as the capital of Alaska.
Photography courtesy of U.S. Government/Wikipedia
This article was first published in May 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.