My husband and I just returned from our trip to Alaska. All of you helped us make the decisions and encouraged me about the Kenai Peninsula boat trip. We had a great time, good weather, enjoyed the B&Bs. We stayed with a 3rd place winner in the Iditarod 1993. It was up in Healy, not too far from the Stampede Road. Everyone we met was kind and helpful. Denali was kind of quiet since the season just begun and because of the hard winter a lot of the animals were not far down from the hills. Denali the mountain was just wonderful to behold. The mountains seemed to follow us everywhere. The roads are better than here in Baltimore. We traveled mainly from Healy to Seward and stopped for 2 days in Talkeetna which is a lovely little town and took the plane ride to the mountain and glaciers, just a terrific way to see the scenery. Our B and B in Talkeetna faced Denali. The road trip I think gives you the best opportunity to talk to Alaskans born there or come theres. We used a tour company to plan our itinerary and make reservations etc. For us that worked out because on our own we might not have done as much. Some of it was tiring. Glad you all recommended the meclizine for Kenai, it helped. I think we could have done just as well with a 5 hr tour instead of 9.5 hours but have to say we saw it all, orcas, whales both right next to the boat, seals, sea lions, eagles. We did not see bears hardly thru the whole trip, just from a distance in Denali. Moose were everywhere. It was just a wonderful experience. What a shock to having a fireplace on Friday am with 43 degrees and coming back to Baltimore's 95+ heat wave. Thanks again for all of you and your help!! I looked on this board to plan a trip to Dallas and started reading about Alaska and look where it got us.