Alaska Travel Videos from Equitrekking

Summer Travel Ideas for Your Alaska Vacation - Boat Tours, Horse Riding, Scenic Drives and Darn Good Salmon!

by Darley Newman

With summer approaching, many people are making travel plans. If Alaska is on your bucket list, it's best to book well in advance. Alaska is a popular family and adventure travel destination.

While filming for Equitrekking Alaska, we experienced horse riding around Seward and Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula, the best salmon that I've ever eaten at the Exit Glacier Salmon Bake, a scenic drive along the Seward Highway, whitewater rafting by Denali National Park and abundant wildlife on a boat tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park.

I was glad that we picked the Kenai Peninsula for our filming, as there was a lot to see and do and it was relatively accessible. We could drive everywhere for our adventures, which isn't always the case in Alaska, where hopping aboard a small plane may be necessary to reach your destination. Of course, once we got to a place, we'd often ride horses or take a boat to get really off the beaten path. I'd go back any day to the Kenai just to eat more of that salmon, a highlight of the trip! 

Alaska Travel Videos from Equitrekking

1. Alaska Whitewater Rafting
Whitewater rafting on the Nenana River in Denali, Alaska.

2. Alaska's Seward Highway with Equitrekking
Take a great American drive along Alaska's Seward Highway, which stretches from Anchorage to Seward.

3. Exit Glacier Salmon Bake with Equitrekking
 Join local outfitter Bree Bardarson and Darley at the Exit Glacier Salmon Bake to try fresh Alaska salmon. 

4. Alaska Wildlife from Equitrekking
Watch this video for beautiful Alaska scenery and abundant animals including bald eagles, puffin, orca, sea otters and Dall Sheep from the Kenai Fjords National Park, Denali and Seward Highway.

5. Horseback Riding Alaska in Cooper Landing
Saddle up and explore the Kenai's Cooper Landing, an old Gold Rush area, and the Chugach National Forest on horseback.

Learn more about exploring your world on horseback in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide, a comprehensive resource for dude ranches, riding holidays, cattle drives and equestrian escapes.