“RVing to Alaska by Ferry” (this eBook) is a companion to “RVing to Alaska On Your Own.”
That excellent and popular book went through two printed editions but the First Edition did not contain information about the Alaskan ferry system. The Second Edition initially addressed that question… “How do you take a big RV to Alaska on the ferry?” We wanted to answer that plus visit some hard-to-get-to ports.
Then, in our seminars, feedback on our website, and my Alaskan blog, we learned that while many RVers had a passing interest in the ferry, most were planning to drive up and back.
So, for our third trip in 2015, the decision was made to do a major revision to our printed book, “RVing to Alaska, 2nd Edition” and also create an eBook companion with ferry information and some of the major ports only accessible by ferry if you are traveling in an RV.
“RVing to Alaska On Your Own.” (the companion eBook book) is the only book focusing on “how” you can make the trip to Alaska on your own by driving there and back in an RV. This book is not about making the trip with a caravan. You can do this on your own and you don’t need anyone else with you.
“RVing to Alaska by Ferry” (this eBook) is the only book focusing on “how” you make the trip to Alaska on your own by putting your RV on a ferry for part or all of the trip up and back.
There were a handful of campground-recommendation books and a bunch of travelogue-type books and videos on how great Alaska looks—some good and some a waste of money. But “RVing to Alaska by Ferry” and “RVing to Alaska On Your Own.” are the only books devoted to “how” to plan and make the trip to Alaska by driving your RV or using a ferry.
There are a few trips that are perfect for RVs. All other modes of travel will have certain limitations. Alaska is a long trip but a great one. I believe it is the best destination for RVers. There are tens of thousands of other destinations for RVers but Alaska is the best in my opinion. Try it.
We did it three times—yes, three full summers up there. It worked. You can, too. It was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back.