Alaska

Portage Glacier, Alaska

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in Alaska, Featured, North America | Comments Off on Portage Glacier, Alaska

Portage Glacier, Alaska

The most memorable part of Anchorage was our hour-long drive down the Turnagain Arm (Seaward Highway) toward Whittier to see the Portiage Glacier. That was one of the most breathtaking views I’ve seen with vistas, mountain goats and misty coves. Check out the Begich-Boggs Visitor Center and buy tickets to cruise out to see the glacier. We found a coupon. Two tickets for $29 which we thought was worth it. For more info check out the forest...

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Anchorage, Alaska

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Alaska, North America | Comments Off on Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage wasn’t really what I expected. It’s basically a regular city with sprawling suburbs…excluding the roaming grizzly or moose running after the garbage truck. No joke. I hauled the heavy SLR around Denali for days waiting to see a moose or bear up close. No luck. But, within 10 mins of checking into our B&B in suburban Anchorage (literally staying in someone’s house we found on trip advisor) I had a run in with a 15ft moose. I walked out to our rental car and was face-to face with a moose? Can you imagine bringing in the groceries with wild animals just wandering around?...

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Denali National Park & Preserve

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Alaska, North America | Comments Off on Denali National Park & Preserve

Denali National Park & Preserve

I’m not going to lie. I was a little intimidated to go to Denali because I had heard its reputation for being completely wild. I feared that meant a grizzly bear would eat me. Yes, I know it’s more likely I’ll get in a car crash or struck by lightening. Denali is six million acres of wild land along one road. It’s tranquil and vast. It’s a premier destination for wildlife viewing. I’ve never seen so many animals up close that are truly wild.  Quick Tips: Do a ranger-lead backcountry hike. It’s the only way I’d have the guts to go out and hike. We went with a group of about...

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Fairbanks & The Northern Lights, Alaska

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in Alaska, North America | Comments Off on Fairbanks & The Northern Lights, Alaska

Fairbanks & The Northern Lights, Alaska

We went to Fairbanks because it’s one of the very best places in the entire world to see the Aurora Borealis.  You can fly directly into Fairbanks International Airport rent a car and head to your homebase. Fairbanks is located in the heart of interior Alaska. It is 370 miles from Anchorage (8 hours by car) so flying is a good option. Fairbanks has two things to do during the day. You can go to AlaskaLand/Pioneer Park or Northpole Alaska.  Both are tacky but can be fun with the right attitude. We slept in late because you stay up late into the night to see the lights.  They typically...

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