I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but Alaska is the
vacation you didn’t know you wanted.
Sure, it’s not a tropical oasis, but Alaska is known as the Last
Frontier, and what could be more adventurous than traveling to our final
frontier? There’s plenty to see. After all, Alaska, our largest state, is twice
the size of Texas.
Now, you have yet another reason to visit. The Taxicab,
Limousine & Paratransit Association will hold its Mid-Year International
Leadership Conference from July 12 to 15 in the Captain Cook Hotel in
So yes, go to the conference for your business. Go and learn
from industry leaders on how you can improve your company’s performance, but
make sure to really enjoy what Alaska offers —the exoticism of a mountainous escape without needing a passport. It’s fairly affordable, too. Flying to
Anchorage from most major U.S. airports costs between $500 and $600. That’s
what it can cost to fly from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles.
July is one of the best times to visit. During the summer
months, Anchorage averages 19 hours of sunlight. You read that right. The sun
rises at roughly 4:30 a.m. and doesn’t set until 11:30 p.m. The weather is
perfect for venturing outdoors, with the temperatures consistently in the 60s.
But, as we’ve mentioned, you’ll need that sunlight.
Alaska is home to the largest national park, the highest
peak in North America, the longest coastline in the U.S, the “Big Five” North
American land mammals—grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolf and Dall sheep—and
glaciers throughout the state. What’s more, tourists can take helicopter tours
to see the glaciers or cruises on the sea to watch for whales.
Alaska’s history often goes unnoticed, overshadowed by the
incredible scenery. You can stop by
Iditarod sled dog kennels and learn about the history of mushing, which dates
back to the 15th century. Alaska also
played a role in World War II in the 40s, when the Japanese military attacked
the Aleutian Islands. And of course, you can learn about the Alaskan Gold Rush.
So what are you waiting for? Register now for the Mid-Year International Leadership Conference.