The Alaska Highway from Anchorage to Whitehorse, Canada
"One of my favorite experiences remains sharing this beautiful landscape with the bears and bison," Pedraita says. The 700 mile cruise from Anchorage to the Yukon via Route 1 on the old Alaska Road offers a chance to see one of the last essentially unspoiled expanses in North America. Pedraita says rather than counting on accommodations he simply power napped on the side of the road, amid wandering bison. "I drove day and night and didn't sleep much — in three days I was in Montana already."