I traveled FROM Alaska when Sarah Palin's oil tax policies reduced the amount of oil/gas work available for future projects done in Alaska.
Since then I've traveled to Alaska while doing engineering/design for Alaskan maintenance type projects from Texas as there is not enough engineering/design types left in Alaska to complete those tasks.
I flew to Vancover and took a cruise up the Alaskan coast then over to Japan, Russia, South Korea and then to Bejing. The Bejing was a 4 day add on. All this...30 days...for about$2400