The Road to Wrangell St Elias National Park

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Exploring the Glenallen highway and Wrangell St Elias National Park in Alaska. Awed by amazing landscapes and fall foliage colours. Check out the photos!

Burning Basket In Homer

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When we were in Homer we did two memorable things. The first was stay with a lovely family who took us into their home, made us feel super welcome and fed us king salmon and halibut for dinner – wow! The second was attend this Burning Basket – interactive, impermanent art experience. INSPIRE – Basket […]

Whittier 26 Glacier Cruise with Phillips Cruises

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So it’s been ages since I last posted. I’m sorry. This is a start to getting back on track. Renee and I both love being out on the water looking for marine mammals, so here is my experience on the Klondike Express in Whittier, Alaska. It started out as a cold misty morning, very similar […]

Glacier and Wildlife Spotting with Kenai Fjords Tours

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By this time we’d been in Alaska over a month and we’d only briefly been on the water during our float plane flight to Brooks Camp. We’d seen a number of bears and other land wildlife, all awesome of course, but we were hankering for some whales – we were looking forward to this tour. […]

Girdwood and Mountain Biking Photography

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After an amazing time in Katmai National Park where we saw more bears and had more opportunities to photograph bears than ever before [combined] we were back in Anchorage – but we only stayed one night before driving to Girdwood in our newly acquired rental car. Girdwood is best known for its winter skiing on Mount Alyeska, […]

Camping with Brown Bears in Katmai National Park

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Bears are all over Alaska; facts vary but it is generally thought that over 30,000 grizzly/brown bears roam Alaska compared to just over 1,000 in the entire lower 48 states. Then of course there are black bears and polar bears, but my point is that despite there being a large number of bears, just turning […]

The Denali National Park Road and Bus System

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The Denali National Park bus system can be kind of confusing. Write a comment if you’ve been on it; I’m interested if anyone else has found it a little different, or is it just me? We did a lot of planning for this trip to Alaska, but until we actually got to the Wilderness Access […]

Fairbanks and the Hike to Angel Rocks

The entrance arch to the Fairbanks visitors centre

It took us a day longer than we expected getting to Alaska due to an impossible connection in Toronto. So we had a complementary stay in an airport hotel which was kind of nice, but it did cut our time in Fairbanks down a day – which was kind of frustrating. I really wasn’t sure […]

Planning For Two Months in Alaska

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Months of waiting are finally over, we’re now only one day from stepping foot in Alaska for the first time. Have to say I’m pretty excited. However, I’ve found people’s responses vary quite differently when I say Renee and I are heading to Alaska for two months before New Zealand. Some people instantly understand, they […]