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The Journey North

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The time had finally come to drive the Dalton Highway up to Deadhorse to officially ‘start’ our journey. While we had been camping in Fairbanks, we had met a couple from Texas who had just completed the drive themselves. They…

It’s in the pipeline

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Since we were taking so long to get to the official ‘start’ of our journey in Deadhorse, Alaska, it made sense to delay a bit longer. The starting point of our trip South is also the starting point for the…

Kennecott

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We ended up in Kennecott because a lady in Homer mentioned it to us once, she said we’d probably like Kennecott and McCarthy, but didn’t really elaborate too much. We weren’t really sure why we were going there: It was…

Small town Alaska

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We can’t by any means claim to be experts on small town Alaska, we’ve only visited a few. But the ones we have visited have all been pretty unique and fun. Three of our favourites in the Alaska so far…

Bird-spotting for beginners

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The town of Homer describes itself as the ‘quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem’. Or at least that is what the bumper stickers at the brewery said. There is indeed a lot of fishing going on in the…

Trapped in bear country

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It is not every day when you find yourselves locked out of your vehicle in the middle of bear country, surrounded by hungry mosquitos, rain clouds threatening and several miles from civilization. At least we hope it’s not. We’ve learned our…

The poor mans cruise ship

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When we decided to drive through Alaska, we did not realize how much of the “road” was going to be on a ferry. If you want to explore the inside passage of Alaska with a vehicle, the only way to…

All Roads Lead to the Moon Episode 14

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Now those of you who follow the videos might wonder where Episode 13 went, it could be superstition or slight confusion but we skipped from 12 to 14 so don’t worry you haven’t missed it. As always I appreciate comments,…

Harbor Mountain, road to paradise

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While we we hiking the Totem Trail we met this cool native Alaskan couple. We asked them what we should do if the sun holds out for a few more days and they told us we had to drive up…

Dream destination, Sitka

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When we first started talking about driving up to Alaska before we headed down south, the one place Sam said he wanted to visit was Sitka. When I asked him why, he said he was not sure, just that he…

Into the Abyss

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I am sure at this point, people reading our blog are going to think, another post on hiking, BLAH! But honestly, that is what we have been spending the majority of our time in Alaska doing. I feel like on…

My new Monday

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At Overland Expo I remember talking to people who had driven the PanAm. They told me that overland travel is a actually very different from traditional vacation travel, even though all your friends will picture you on a relaxing one…

Giant cabbages and wildfire

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We found out the Alaska State Fair was going on during the time we would be passing through Palmer Alaska, so we went to see giant vegetables and eat deep fried everything. It was fun, but we got there a…

Kenai Fjords National Park

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We woke up on Saturday for the first time in almost a week to no rain, it gave us hope that our all day boat tour might have some decent weather. By the time we got to the dock the…

Into the Mist

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The drive from Denali to Anchorage has beautiful views of Mt. McKinley (or so we heard….) The rain and fog had settled in for three days straight and we were unfortunately driving this beautiful stretch of highway with really low…

Denali National Park

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Heading to Denali National Park I realized I did not know much about it, other than is was supposed to be beautiful and it had views of the highest mountain in North America, Mount McKinley. Our first day we drove…

Into the Arctic

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After driving the Top of the World Highway, we found ourselves in Tok, Alaska.  We were planning on camping nearby, but unfortunately, there were several wild fires nearby, and the air was extremely smoky!  We decided to power through and…

Top of the World

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When we spent the night at Liard Hot Springs, we camped next to a biker who had already rode across much of Alaska and was on his way south back to his home in Canada.  We talked to him about…

All Roads Lead to the Moon Episode 12

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So we are still in Anchorage, the parts failed to arrive yesterday (Wednesday) hopefully today! The original intention was to spend 3 days here and get out before the weather turned, we have now been here almost two weeks and…

Sonic the hire car!

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We picked up our hire car or perhaps better described as a hire roller skate and first dropped the bikes off at the dealer for a valve check while we wait for the part coming from Germany, that way I…

Anchored Down in Anchorage

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So the Anchorage song by Michelle Shocked goes like this! I took the time to write to my old friend I walked across that burning bridge I mailed my letter off to Dallas but Her reply came from Anchorage, Alaska…

To Anchorage

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Kevin, Neville and Dave said their goodbyes and headed off before us, we were a little later on the road, roadworks everywhere and some gravel sections although unlike the South we could still hold 60mph through the gravel sections. We…

Looking for bears in Alaska

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I already wrote about the salmon in Alaska and that fishing them was a big deal in Alaska. And it is nt just the humans who like to fish for salmon. In several places you can go and watch bears…