North to Alaska
After months of research and preparation, my husband Tom and I made a sweeping change and moved to a wonderful city where moose are born in parking lots.
We opted to drive instead of fly, a decision I will forever be thankful we made. It was a truly epic road trip through some of the most ruggedly beautiful and sparsely populated areas of North America.
And Alaska? It so spectacularly outshines any other place I've been. And to think we've only seen a tiny fraction of it. Henry Gannett, a geologist who visited in Alaska in 1899, confirms my fear that everywhere else will pale in comparison from now on:
"If you are old, go by all means; but if you are young, wait. The scenery of Alaska is much grander than anything else of the kind in the world, and it is not well to dull one's capacity for enjoyment by seeing the finest first."