Alaska! You don't have to go that far. I know lots of places in B.C. where those evil bugs will almost pick you up and pack you away. Fishing at Skunk Lake we got off the water (where the bugs don't bother you) and the clouds of mosquitoes forced us to run hard for the campsite (to hide). Halfway we couldn't run anymore. Just fell down in the mud, panting and sucking mosquitoes into our lungs. Then up and running again. Horrible!Could use one of those if travelling to Alaska.
HaHa...know the feelin. Actually been bit by a horsefly in B.C., but where else? Horsefly lake of course! Cruel little critters for sure.The Chilcotin area (Hotnarko Lake, for instance) has mosquitoes and horseflies together. A few horseflies are brave enough to attack you out on the lake. Mean little bastids. They bite chunks of skin off. Lost my glasses in that lake because of those bugs.