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Here’s Your Next Vacation Destination: Alaska

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 Anchorage.

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.

Posted 6/2/2017 8:21:26 AM