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Friends of Fairbanks

October 8, 2018

I met two guys from LA waiting for my flight from Chitina to McCarthy and we started talking about all the cool places we’d been to in Alaska.  At one point in the conversation I told them that I’d lived in Fairbanks from September to March of 2013, because I wanted to watch it get…

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Halcyon Hiatus Is Over!

November 20, 2011

I’m back!  It’s been a while since my last blog post. As most of you know there was a little bit of a halcyon horror on Kauai.  For some reason I thought cruising across a plantation on an ATV without ever haven ridden one was a good idea, turned out that I was mistaken.  The…

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Olympic National Park, Lake Quinault And The Beautiful Hoh Rainforest

October 3, 2011

Seventeen years ago, I stayed at the Rain Forest Resort Village on Lake Quinault with my friend Jen. I always remembered it being pretty and remote and that we liked the resort, but none of the details. The only reason I remembered the name of the place is because I have a coffee mug from…

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Boys Acting Silly In The Red And Yellow Library

September 29, 2011

Photographed on location mostly in the Seattle Library, yes that’s right the library, deal with it 🙂

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The Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island

September 22, 2011

The Buchart Gardens are the most visited tourist attraction on Vancouver Island, that alone was enough to make me not want to go. It was a perfect sunny afternoon for a stroll however, so I decided later in the day that it probably wouldn’t be that crowded and there must be something to them if…

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Heli-Hiking In Juneau, Kayaking in Sitka And Yes More Bears!

September 9, 2011

Juneau and Sitka are definitely two of the more touristy places I’ve visited in Alaska. Juneau had an armada of cruise ships in the harbor when I arrived and lots of cruise ship tourists waddling up and down the main street in pursuit of tacky Alaska souvenirs. Sitka is a little like a mini Juneau…

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Autumn In Alaska, The End Of August And The End Of The Road

September 2, 2011

Summer is not a lengthy visitor here in Alaska. While the “lower 48” are still enjoying summer, what little summer Alaska had this year is about at an end. I first realized this when my car showed a warning that I’d never seen before. My dashboard said “Drive carefully possible icy road conditions” I looked…

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Denali National Park and Kodiak Island-Two Of The Most Beautiful Places On Earth

August 25, 2011

Two places I’ve always wanted to see are Denali National Park and Kodiak Island. I could tell you that Denali is one of the only parks that private vehicles are only allowed to drive the first 14 miles and the rest (80 or so miles) are only accessible by park bus or private lodge bus.…

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To The Arctic And Back Again, A Hobbits Tale

August 17, 2011

Often you go somewhere and the destination is awe inspiring. Other times you participate in a guided tour and its the group that makes the trip memorable. And still on other occasions its the guide that makes the trip special. Every once in a great while you have a perfect storm and its all three…

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A Day In The Yukon- Dawson City

August 10, 2011

The first thing I need everyone to see is how far away I am from NYC. Please click on the link for a Google map I am Here Yup, if I drove the most direct route to Dawson City (which I did not)  it’s 3,988 miles from New York City! You’re probably thinking “hhhmm Dawson…

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