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Bordered by Yukon and British Columbia Alaska is also a part of the U.S however Alaska was originally part of the Russian Empire until the U.S purchased it back in 1867 for 7.2 million U.S dollars. The largest city is Anchorage with half of Alaska population residing there, however the capital city is Juneau. The cost of living is higher than any of the other U.S states particularly in rural Alaska due to the limited transportation infrastructure. Its main export is oil followed by natural gas and seafood.
Juneau- With no road access connecting them to the rest of the state it is the only capital in the U.S that can be accessed by boat or plane. It is most commonly known for housing many different species of birds, black and brown bears, 5 different types of salmon as well as whales.
Fairbanks- It has all the extremes from some of the hottest temperatures in Alaska at 34 °C and in winter close to −45.6 °C, in Summer the days are long with almost 22hours of day light once the solstice has arrived and the shortest day when the Winter Solstice Dec 21 Fairbanks with only 3 hours and 40 minutes of sunlight. But it’s not all doom and gloom it is also known to be the best location in the world to see the Northern lights from August to April.
Skagway- Full of gold rush history and a popular cruise port, the majority of tourists come via cruise ship to visit this historical district that still has buildings from the gold rush era. You could try some dog sledding over the Denver glacier, a memorable experience starting with a helicopter ride to the dog camp that has been set up on the Glacier try your hand at leading the sled or simply sit back and enjoy the scenery.