In a ceremony at London’s Royal Geographic Society last Thursday (October 4), the world’s best travel guides were honoured at the Wanderlust World Guide Awards. The awards were presented by writer Bill Bryson and Zoologist and Wildlife presenter Mark Carwardine.
If you're planning a gap year, you might want to look into Alaska holidays - particularly if you're looking for the ultimate outdoors adventure.
New for 2011 visitors to Alaska can explore the country on the railroad, with a 10-day Rails and Trails package. The Alaska Railroad's trip travels to Anchorage, Seward, Girdwood and Talkeetna giving guests a real taste of the real state.
There's plenty on offer for adventurous travellers in America's most Northerly state this spring, with the world-famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race taking place next month and a new Zipline route opening in May.
Track the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race or go head into bear country, with a spring expedition to Alaska. America's most northerly state boasts exciting wildlife and challenging tundra for the adventurous traveller.