8 Things To Know Before Your First Trip To Alaska

8. View the Portage Glacier near Anchorage or visit Matanuska Glacier.

7. Wildlife: Moose die-off in Anchorage; watch out.

6. Bear-Watching: June through September is the best time to see them.

5. Alaska Railroad: Scenic beauties of Alaska Railroad

4. It might be difficult to see Northern Lights, so set your expectations low.

3. Prepare rain gear for those days it will rain in the middle.

2. Alaska's Size: Be prepared for long distances.

1. If you want to go road tripping in an SUV, consider  renting one.