There’s a real difference between traveling and vacationing, as pretentious as that may sound. Both terms can be interpreted rather vaguely, I suppose, but whilst a vacation is usually intended for relaxation, traveling is more of an experience which keeps you on the move. Some travelers may see themselves more as sightseers, whilst others may view themselves more as adventurers. Whatever the case may be for you, it all means nothing if you don’t have the funds to feed your traveling addiction.
Visiting Alaska might seem like a pipe dream right now, but it’s not quite as expensive a trip as you might think if you see the right things and go to the right places. Traveling doesn’t have to cost you the moon and the earth. There are ways to explore Alaska without bringing an excessive amount of luggage with you or spending an excessive amount of money whilst you’re there. It just requires careful planning. Here are some top secrets for those of you who want to cheaply bask in the glory of Alaska.
Soak in the springs.
The Chena Hot Springs are the perfect place in which to relax after a long, tiring day of exploring this diverse and intriguing land. With a cheap $15 day pass, you could be relaxing in there all day long for next to nothing. Whilst you might be bored of the typical holiday to see sunny country in Europe and lounging in the sun, this is far different; lounging in the hot springs of Chena is the kind of experience you don’t get at home, and it really should be experienced whilst you’re here.
The best way to avoid spending lots of money when visiting Alaska is to avoid civilization as much as possible. That sounds anti-social on the surface, but it really makes a lot of sense. Things only cost money if there are people around to charge you, so try to cut down on the costs by embracing nature and getting stuck in with the natural beauty of this wonderful country. Obviously, don’t go venturing off into the unknown without a tour guide in any potentially dangerous areas. There’s no need for a solo adventure away from the noise of towns and cities to be dangerous, of course. You could always look into charter boats for Alaska fishing trips, as there are some beautiful spots in this country. Traveling to a new place is always going to cost you money (unless you walk), but, whilst you’re in new surroundings, there are always ways to save money simply by embracing the natural sights for yourself.
See the northern lights.
The best things in life truly are free. Rather than forking out a fortune to go and see some manmade sights in foreign lands, you could simply spend nothing and bask in the raw beauty of the northern lights, which are seen in their finest form from Alaska. You can’t beat nature, and you don’t have to pay a thing to see it. When it comes to experiencing Alaska, of course, this is the pinnacle. This is something you won’t forget.