I don’t know if this is an appropriate discussion for this community, so please disregard if I’m in the wrong place.
I’ve just started some planning with TripAdvisor for a tentative trip to Alaska in February. My thought would be to get into an area where we could minimize driving but have some good spots to try and view the aurora if they are out. I think where I’m stumped is knowing where I can find a good foreground/landscape, or better yet a variety of landscapes (i.e. trees, lake, mountains). I so far have read that the Fairbanks area is best, but I’m not sure how to go about finding locations, and TripAdvisor is a pretty general forum as opposed to something photography-minded. Do most people just browse Google Earth, 500px, etc.? It’s such a huge area that it seems daunting.