From Washington D.C. and we are avid hikers and travelers (budget allowing). Enjoy the outdoors as well as just being in a museum. Pretty easy going people (2 of us for this trip) that are just curious about the great Alaskan state. We have friends in Fairbanks who we are staying with first and then we set out on our own.
we are use trains and buses and the occasional car rental as we are not cruise kind of people and we dont need to endure singing cruise line people.