One of the things I do not regret in life was taking a "month off" during my last year of veterinary school to help a good friend drive/move to Alaska. We left Ohio in late June and took our time driving the Alaska Highway thru Canada all the way to Fairbanks. A lot of beautiful scenery along the way -- I remember taking a dip in hot springs, seeing all kinds of wildlife, and really having the road to ourselves most of the time. We dedicated a week to driving into Wrangell St. Elias National Park -- if you have not been there I'd highly recommend visiting the copper mining town/buildings of Kennecot -- the National Park Service was restoring the buildings when we were there and I imagine they've come along way by now. You could hike right up to and touch Kennecot Glacier. . . daylight thru midnight sure was a different experience. All of my pictures are still on film, but there are plenty of pictures of the mine buildings on the web.
I flew back home. . . but would make the drive again if the opportunity presented.