The Last Frontier may not have a high crime rate or very many natural disasters to speak of, but it does have killer mosquitos, slippery sidewalks, and wildlife that’s not afraid to charge at you! Think you can survive living in Alaska? If you’re thinking about moving to Alaska, you may want to check out this list of dangerous things in Alaska before you start packing.
We know these things make living in Alaska somewhat difficult, but in our view, the Last Frontier is totally worth these inconveniences.
Can you think of any other risks of living in Alaska? Share your experiences in the comments!
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What are some more risks in Alaska?
Well, for one, life is very expensive here. The cost of shipping goods here means that you’ll pay more for everything from bananas to concert tickets (if your favorite artists even bother to tour here!). You’ll also probably not get to enjoy much outdoor swimming like those in the lower 48 do. It takes ages to get anywhere, so forget about a quick road trip. For some more negatives, check out this list.
What are some things to do in Alaska?
We may be biased, but we think we’re the most beautiful state in the country, with no competition. We’ve got virtually unlimited outdoor activities. No matter what your favorite thing to do is outside, you can do it here. Snowboarding, skiing, hiking, fishing: pretty much everything that doesn’t require year-round warm temperatures can be done here. The sightseeing options are incredible, and we’ve got some pretty amazing wildlife. If you need a reminder of why you are considering moving to Alaska, check out this list of 20 benefits to living here!
What are some natural wonders in Alaska?
If you ask us, practically the entire state is a natural wonder. For a more detailed list, check this out. Does anything compare to Glacier Bay National Park? Or our many volcanoes? Don’t even get us started on Denali, the highest mountain in North America.
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Casea Peterson grew up archery hunting, fishing, and camping throughout the Pacific Northwest. Motivated by her love for the outdoors she moved to Alaska to attend school and to spend time exploring the last frontier. If she doesn’t have a pen in hand or her nose in a book, she can be found out on a lake or up in the woods around a fire with friends.