By Jim DuFresne, Greg Benchwick, Catherine Bodry
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Diaper-changing facilities are often found in major transportation centers including airports and ferry terminals. Breast-feeding in public is practiced in large cities but not always tolerated in small rural towns. com) have roll-away beds for children and cribs for toddlers. You’ll find that many independently owned accommodations and lodges in small towns won’t offer such amenities. If you absolutely need a crib at night either check your lodging in advance or bring along a travel crib. Alaska has more earthquakes than any other state.
Com) and many national companies have safety seats for toddlers and young children. The cost is around $10 a day and you should try to reserve them in advance. Unfortunately the smaller, independent agencies away from the airports, which generally offer better rental rates, often do not have car seats. TOP PICKS: ALASKAN ADVENTURES FOR CHILDREN Ride the Alyeska tram Reach the alpine region above Girdwood’s Alyeska Resort the easy way and then explore it by hiking the Alyeska Glacier View Trail.
From Haines you can drive north and within a couple of hours pick up the Alcan. A trip from Bellingham to Juneau takes 2½ to four days, depending on the route. Nine ships ply the waters of Southeast Alaska and once a month the MV Kennicott makes a special run from Southeast Alaska across the Gulf of Alaska to Whittier. This links the Southeast routes of the Alaska Marine Highway ferries to the Southcentral portion that includes such ports as Homer, Kodiak, Valdez and Cordova. This sailing is extremely popular because it allows travelers to skip the long haul over the Alcan.
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