It’s summer’s last stand. The days are getting shorter and that window to get out and explore without numerous clothing layers is slowly closing. As Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren would say: “Don’t dawdle and let the opportunities pass you by.”


McMurren stopped by the studio to share a few of his favorite in-state trips. Alaska Airlines offers in-state travel for just 15,000 miles with their mileage plan, he says. He says you can use these miles to get to Southeast Alaska. Summer is longer there, thanks in part to the cruise ship schedule.


For those who want to get out and experience summer’s last gasp of glory, here are some ideas:


Kayaking in Ketchikan – Go with Southeast Sea Kayaks and visit George’s Inlet for beautiful day on the water.


Juneau’s Seafront – Take a trip on the Mount Roberts Tram.


Alaska Railroad Travel – The Hurricane Turn Train runs from Talkeetna to Hurrican Gulch Thursday-Sunday through Sept 14. The Spencer Glacier Train runs from Portage to Grandview through Sept. 14 — a great day trip.


End of the Spit in Homer – Catch Mako’s Water Taxi across Kachemak Bay to Grewingk Glacier.