The island of Kodiak, Alaska, 250 mi/400 km southwest of Anchorage, is known for its large population of Kodiak brown bears, and the largest town on the island, also named Kodiak, is known for its big fishing fleet. Kodiak is the second-largest U.S. island (the Big Island of Hawaii is No. 1). It is sometimes called Alaska's Emerald Isle because of the lush environment created by its relatively warm weather (July and August highs average around 60 F/16 C) and steady rain and fog. Much of the isla... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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