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And the "No Way Home" Winner Is - Alaska!

For ten days, "Early Show" viewers voted for the place they'd like weather anchor Dave Price to be when he starts his second "No Way Home" journey Friday.

And when all the ballots were counted, from both mobile phone and online voting, the choice was -- Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, Dave revealed on the show (from New York!) Thursday.

The other contenders:

San Diego Zoo
Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco
Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon
Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Anchorage used a last-day surge to fend off a late challenge from the lighthouse.

When all was said and done, with 24,000 votes in, Anchorage had 11,985, or 49 percent, the lighthouse had 8,8883, or 37 percent, the zoo 1,827, or 8 percent, the market 951, or 4 percent, and the wharf 540, or 2 percent.

Dave will begin his weeklong adventure with only a one-way ticket, $50, some technical devices (including a Windows Phone provided by Microsoft to record his travels) and his wits to get him back home to New York. Oh - and the kindness of strangers.

The official rules:

-- Dave only has $50 cash for his entire trip.

-- He will travel with a backpack, laptop, and cell phone.

-- No credit cards, no IOUs, no calling Mom or Dad and asking for a loan.

-- No one individual or corporation can help Dave travel more than 1,000 miles in the lower 48 states. Outside the contiguous U.S., the max is 1,500 miles. (This includes commercial airline flights)

-- If Dave earns money he can spend it as he likes!

Special Section: Check out Dave's Journey

Keep checking our special "No Way Home" page to keep up with Dave's travels. And of course, you can follow him on Twitter (@earlyshowdave) and on "The Early Show" Facebook page. You can also write in via e-mail at

As Dave prepared to leave for Anchorage, the city's mayor, Dan Sullivan, offered him words of wisdom on navigating his way through, and eventually out of, Alaska -- after Maggie Rodriguez announced that Anchorage had won:

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