Check out the view from across Gastineau Channel towards Juneau. I snapped this from the Beachside Villa B-n-B, a swanky inn right on the water!
Alaskans travel for many reasons: sun, fun and lawmaking. Uh, that’s right: the legislature now is in session. Each year, the folks in Juneau team up with Alaska Airlines to offer a discounted “constituent fare”.
Between now and mid-April, legislators and state officials will craft laws, develop policies and make plans that affect each of us—from Ketchikan to Barrow.
It’s a grown-up “Civics Lesson” to visit your legislators in session and lobby for your issues, including:
-transportation infrastructure (ferries, roads, bridges)
-High cost of energy in rural Alaska
-oil and gas tax issues
-Medicaid expansion in Alaska
-Natural resource development
These are just examples. Ask any Alaskan about legislative priorities and they are likely to come up with their own customized list. Right, I visited with my state senator, Kevin Meyer. He’s co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee.
And THAT is why Alaskans should take advantage of the special consitituent fare and visit Juneau.
Every Alaska resident is eligible to receive a Constituent Fare discount code for travel TO Juneau (it’s not available to Juneau residents who want to leave!). The code is valid for a 30 percent discount off of a 3- or 7-day advance purchase.
If you’re signed up to receive Alaska Airlines emails, or if you’re a “CLUB 49” member, check your “MyAlaskaAir” account and look under “Discount Codes”. You’ll see the “2014 Constituent Fare” code. If you DON’T see it, contact Alaska Airlines at (800) 252-7522. The discounted air fare is available between Jan. 18 and Apr. 27, 2014.
Contact your legislators in advance of your visit to set up a chance to meet. TRUST ME–they look forward to seeing you!
While you’re in Juneau, enjoy the hospitality and activities!
-Westmark Baranof (rates as low as $99). Very close to the Capitol. You’ll earn Alaska Airlines mileage.
-Goldbelt Hotel. Located right on the water.
-Alaska’s Capital Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Breakfast: Sandpiper Cafe, 429 W. Willoughby Ave. Closed on Tuesdays.
Lunch: The Island Pub over in Douglas.
Dinner: Zephyr (under NEW OWNERSHIP!!)
WINE BAR: Check out Silverbow’s new WINE BAR! Awesome! (pictured, right…with my friends from Travel Juneau).
Ski Eaglecrest. It’s the best little ski resort in Alaska!
See Mendenhall Glacier (pictured above, right).
Check out Perseverence Theatre.
Learn more about what’s happening in Juneau!
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