Explore Your Alaska
There’s a lot of ways to explore this big state. Big ship, little ship, plane, RV, kayak, on foot, the list goes on. The important thing is simply to start. The elements you wouldn’t encounter at home are a good place to begin: wildlife, land and seascapes and native culture. Of course, if you are on a ship, there are excursions that offer experiences impossible to duplicate anywhere else at any price, like these folks exploring a crevasse on a helicopter sightseeing excursion out of Juneau.
But if you are on a budget or maybe have mobility issues, exploring can be something done on just a walk around town. Here’s a store I found in Skagway a few years back; sadly long gone now, but some of its exquisite treasures like the carving of an Eskimo and a herd of muskox on a humpback whale vertebra (muskox like to array themselves in a line facing ahead when they feel threatened.) are the equal of anything you would find in a museum.