Losing something can be one of the most discouraging things ever.It can disorient and change the whole perspective of a day.The strongest people can put on the biggest smile even when in pain; everyday Chip hopes his mother is safe.
Extreme close-ups of a black bear at an animal sanctuary south of Anchorage. Sometimes I can be found in corridors inside glaciers.
Passengers look out the window during the whale-watching cruise. On top of the world on some rocks above the Savage River.
There’s never any doubt about what to wear in Alaska. Everything in the town of North Pole has a Christmas theme. But it also offers huge stretches where the land looks like this for miles and miles at a time.
The Mc Donald’s and Wendy’s use candy canes in their design. You knew there had to be a giant Santa in North Pole, right? Nothing but a two-lane road, some trees and some monotony. Stores in small towns have to be everything to everyone. Even in Anchorage, businesses seemed to be into diversifying their inventory.
In John Green’s award winning young adult novel, “Looking for Alaska” the main character Chip “the Colonel” Martin meets his new roommate, Miles “Pudge” Halter.
The Colonel is the best friend of the enticing Alaska Young, who he knows very well and cares much about.A different look at a killer whale from a distance. A view of the Savage River at mile 14, the farthest you’re allowed to drive into the park. But have you ever seen the feet that make those tracks?The dorsal fin looks pretty damn cool sticking up out of the water. To go beyond that, you need to catch a seat on one of the shuttle buses. is what I imagined backcountry camping in Denali would look like! Instead, we ended up pitching our tent in a high-elevation location up on a hillside. A sleepy grizzly bear gave us a chance to see its feet as it settled in to catch some ZZZs.A bear sculpture carving at the Ice Museum in Fairbanks. Often it was several hours’ drive to get from one city to the next. I like the idea that trees are still standing 50 years after they died. Pablo’s bicycle rental shop inexplicably also offered gourmet sausages. The blinding white of Matanuska Glacier as seen from the road.Alaska has fortunately set up roadside restrooms all throughout the state for those times when nature calls. Matanuska is a lot more fun up close, as a lot of folks found out by hiking on it.Built in the 1970s, the pipeline is a staggering 800 miles long. Check out the definitive guide to budgeting for a trip to Alaska.A tank at Fort Greely, a missile-launching site 100 miles south of Fairbanks. (NEED AN EXAMPLE) The author shows the reality of poverty, single parents and the strength of teens in our society.Looking for Alaska Looking for Alaska is a novel by John Green and is about a young man named Miles Halters.Each post opens in a new window.12 things you didn’t know about Alaska Lost luggage and frozen tents: Lessons in perseverance Welcome to Talkeetna, the kooky Alaskan town with a feline mayor Wildlife sightings in Denali National Park Denali backcountry camping wrap-up, featuring bear scat and educational videos The unforgettable experience of flightseeing and landing on a glacier Celebrating America’s birthday with inflatable blue monsters in Anchorage The Ice Museum and midnight sun in Fairbanks Strap on those crampons and hike inside Alaska’s Matanuska Glacier Rental car mishaps and a gun-wielding, duck-loving cab driver in Seward Seeing killer whales in the wild? Have you ever seen one next to a real log cabin house? Moose droppings are typically perfectly round and solid, which makes them perfect to turn into souvenirs available for purchase at the local Walmart. My first sighting ever of a plate from the Yukon province in Canada. The main theme in the airport was “geese.”ATVs and snow machines are among the popular ways to travel in Alaska. Evidently Talkeetna isn’t serious about enforcing its no camping policy. Even the small mountains look majestic from an airplane. You can almost see this glacier moving as it falls over the side of a mountain. Roadside pullouts taunted me by showing what the mountain would look like if it weren’t so cloudy.There’s moose dropping earrings, Christmas tree ornaments, potpourri, and swizzle sticks. Everyone loves to visit the North Pole post office, home of Santa Claus! Driving in Alaska can offer some amazing mountain views.