So we've got most of our lodging reservations made, tours requested, car rented... just waiting on our travel agent to book the airfare for our Alaska trip July 21, 2009 to August 2, 2009. My mother and I are so excited!
I happen to know (because she had me pick it out) that she's buying me a new camera for Christmas. She's not a photographer or anything like that, so what I want to do for her this Christmas is make her a large Alaska-themed basket, full of stuff to use on the trip.
Things like a pair of waterproof pants, a small tube of bug spray, mosquito net, a gift certificate to GlacierBrewhouse (as an example) etc...
So my question for you is: what is the one thing you had on your trip that served you especially well and that you were really happy you had?
Thanks in advance!