We like to go where other people don't go on vacation. The kids are 21, 18, 15 and 13. We are keenly interested in wildlife and marine wildlife. Due to the large size of our family, we usually rent a vacation home. I'm having a hard time deciding where to look for a rental since we want to experience whales and Denali. We have no interest in cruising since we enjoy solitude. Our lodging budget is about $2000 for the entire trip. We expect to rent a car and would appreciate suggestions for the best deal. I would appreciate suggestions about where to go to see whales and marine life and where to stay near Denali. Thanks!