Congrats on your weight loss, and thanks for getting back to me. :)
I've always wanted to visit Alaska. In Elementary school a boy I had a crush on moved there, and I've romanticized it ever since. Plus, seeing Northern Lights is one of the few things I'm determined to do in my life. I'm sure it's not at all like the tv show "Northern Exposure", but might be nice for a visit.
I hope you enjoy your time there, and don't freeze too much. Although, you're probably pretty sturdy since it gets cold where you're from anyway!