Here are just a few facts on Central Alaska. The best travel months are June and July. They are the driest/sunniest months. August is okay, but can be rainy, May or September it is 40���s and 50���s at best. It is essentially daylight all the time during summer months. In Fairbanks in June and July the sun never really drops below the horizon, in Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula its up for 18 plus hours and even after that, its never really dark, just dusk. Temperatures in summer range anywhere from 50 to 90, especially as you go inland away from the coast. Anchorage is a city of almost 300,000 and is similar to any city in the States of this size in the amount of services available. Prices in Anchorage are comparable to the States (Lower 48) exception being meat and dairy products which run slightly more. Fairbanks is about 70,000 and is a full service city. Wasilla/Palmer and Kenai/Soldotna have most major services and it drops off from there. The Glenn, Parks, Richardson, Alaska, Seward and Sterling Highways are all paved but outside Anchorage and Fairbanks they are 2 lane highways with occasional passing lanes. The North Pole is a suburb of Fairbanks, the physical North Pole is far north of Alaska in the Arctic Ocean. Moose are plentiful everywhere, even in the middle of Anchorage. Just don���t approach them, they can be very ornery and dangerous! Bears are less visible but use good sense when hiking/ fishing or in the outdoors. Fishing is most popular on the Kenai Peninsula and in the Matanuska Susitna Valley (North of Wasilla). Denali National Park accommodations must be booked in advance as well the shuttle buses that take you into the interior of the park. No vehicles are allowed very far into the park during the prime season. The Alaska Railroad is much nicer than Amtrak. It travels from Seward in the south to Fairbanks in the north and stops at Denali National Park. Ketchikan and Juneau in the southeast have a different climate than central Alaska. They are more like Vancouver, British Columbia and are accessed by ship or airline only. Alaska is a huge state, the size of 3 Texas���s, but its beauty makes it worth every penny spent to come here. And������..sorry but you won���t see any igloo���s or Polar bears (except maybe along the Arctic Ocean but I doubt it in summer).