During our trip in Utah we stayed at the Desert hills B&B for 3 nights and it was just great. Anna and Vic are great hosts and we felt at home right away, room was big enough and breakfasts were amazing. The hot tub outside was the right place to spend some evening time after long hikes.
You have everything you need there, other than the hot tub you have internet and tv room, kitchen access, with snacks, cookies and sodas, phone if you need it and the backyard to sit or have something to eat.
Visit Desert hills B&B site
If you wish to have a look over the city of Istanbul and the Bosphorus river, its worth to visit the Galata tower, a medieval stone tower, located at the Galata district of Istanbul. you can ride one of the elevators to the top and have a panoramic overlook from the top of the almost 70 meters tall tower.
While visiting Utah, there are a lot of great national and state parks to visit. One of the smaller state parks is Goblin valley – its a small park which has some great sandstone formations and its a great place to wonder around – kids will love it as well.
The park is located Near the town of Hanksville, approximately 216 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
we stayed at Valdez for 2 nights and somehow we managed to eat at this place 2 times. This is not a fancy place and that’s what great about it, its really big and there is a good selection of dishes, food is simple but good and dish size is huge – so you will eat a lot. staff is really friendly (although i can guess staff changes every summer since none of them was local)
The place is Located right at the small boat harbor (on the waterfront street)
201 north harbor drive, Valdez
While in Alaska you will probably see some bears (in Denali NP, or wherever) but they will be a bit far from you, if you want to try a closer encounter you should try one of the bear viewing tours available, these tours usually include a flight (helicopter , small plane or water plane) to a remote location and some hours hiking there.
This activity is not cheap (450-700usd PP) but it is a unique experience – one thing i would recommend is having this trip at the end of the trip as possible, since you may see enough bears even from close and then you can really save the money (we saw some bears walking on the road a week later in Yukon)