Tag Archives: Alaska

Fourth Annual BESTS!

We’re happy to announce our FOURTH annual list of places we most enjoyed during our travels. You’ll see some favorites re-appear and new restaurants pop up. Sometimes you’ll see an entirely new category. Bob is such an excellent cook (how … Continue reading

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Back to Alaska?!?!?

With our newest Jeep in tow, off we went. But where? You’d think with these stunning, snow-capped mountains we were back in Alaska:

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RVing Alaska: Resources

Most of the time, we don’t do much planning for the traveling we do. When we first headed out in our very large fifth wheel and one-ton gigantic truck, we thought ahead about where we’d probably stay for the night, … Continue reading

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Care to Caravan?

In all our RV travels around the US over five summers and four winters, we never saw an RV caravan until we made a journey north to Alaska. It seemed to be a popular way to travel for many RVers … Continue reading

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Along the Way

We took the same way back — the Alaska Highway to the Cassiar south to the Yellowhead Highway, then south on the Cariboo Highway to the US/Canadian border. Bob put in some serious miles each day — sometimes over 400 … Continue reading

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Leaving Alaska

In mid-August the time felt right to head back. Wildfires threatened the edges of our return route, gray skies loomed overhead, and stretches of road work threw muddy streams of grime on our vehicles: Although a message sign warned us … Continue reading

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No Denying Denali

Visiting Denali National Park was a big reason we wanted to visit Alaska when the idea hatched years ago. Now we were on its doorstep and eager to explore. With one road into the park, and that road restricted to … Continue reading

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Parks Parking

A local woman in Homer had told us to watch the fireweed: the plant blooms from the base up, and when the upper blossoms die and turn to seed, winter is a few weeks away. We found ourselves watching the … Continue reading

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Tweet Tweet Talkeetna

Alaska is a state of contradictions. Those of us from Outside find ourselves scratching our heads, wondering things like, “Why would someone want to live out *here*?!?” Especially when “here” is someplace only accessible by boat or plane or train. … Continue reading

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Wasilla Was…

…a Midwestern town dropped into Alaska. Some say Anchorage is just another city, but we didn’t think sw. Ship Creek and the Tony Knowles trail especially nudged Anchorage into a category of “unique.” But Wasilla? We hunted, but couldn’t find … Continue reading

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