This August a couple friends and I came across a super cheap flight from LA to Anchorage for only $300 [thank you Alaska Air!], so we jumped on it that night. Granted this meant we got into the Anchorage airport at 1am and then had to sleep on exceptionally cold benches till 6am when the car rental place opened, but it would totally be worth it right?
After a really cold cold night sleeping in the airport with probably a good 30 other people who had the same idea we got our car we headed off to Seward, a southernly coastal town and the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.
Since it was only 6am we got some really gorgeous morning light as we headed south winding through the mountain passes of the Turnagain Arm, a coastal fjord of sorts just south of the city. The Turnagain Arm has some of the largest bore tides in the world and also is home to some 350 or so Beluga whales.