Alaska is BIG! When planning your trip be sure to allow ample time to explore all the different areas you want to see and the things you want to do. All you need to do is determine what adventures you are most interested in and then choose the area that offer those experiences. You will be able to do most everything out of Anchorage, but some activities may require going to Talkeetna or Seward. If you do need to leave Anchorage you may consider taking the train to your destination. This is incredibly scenic and takes the hassle out of renting a car and navigating your way around. It is also quite affordable and often offers special discounts and promotions during the summer season.