Category archive - Alaska

Tips for Photographing the Northern Lights

Tips for Photographing the Northern Lights

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Hiking in Alaska: Lion’s Head, Glacier View

Hiking in Alaska: Lion’s Head, Glacier View

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Alaska Range From the Air: Denali National Park

Alaska Range From the Air: Denali National Park

 

It turns out diminutive five-seater planes and I don’t really see eye to eye. As we begin our bumpy ascent and the world starts to spin a little, I’m beginning to think that a scenic flight over Denali National Park in Alaska’s central interior was not such a great idea.

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Mount McKinley, Alaska: ‘The Mountain’

Mount McKinley, Alaska: ‘The Mountain’

 

It is known to the locals in Alaska as ‘The Mountain’.

Unfortunately, the chance of seeing Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska is only around twenty percent and many visitors leave the Denali National Park disappointed, having seen only the mass of cloud cover that keeps North America’s highest mountain hidden.

It is there, however: in all its 20,300 feet of snow-covered glory.

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The Bear Truth: Grizzly Bears In Alaska

The Bear Truth: Grizzly Bears In Alaska

 

It’s common knowledge that there are grizzly bears in Alaska. So on a horse-riding trip in the Talkeetna mountains in Alaska it made sense to ask our guide whether there was any chance of encountering a grizzly.

“Oh they usually tend to stay away from the horses”

The only word I heard in that sentence was “usually”.

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Adventurous Travel: How to be a More Intrepid Traveller

Adventurous Travel: How to be a More Intrepid Traveller

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Long-Haul Travel: A Frequent Flyer’s Survival Guide. PART II

Long-Haul Travel: A Frequent Flyer’s Survival Guide. PART II

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Long-Haul Travel: A Frequent Flyer’s Survival Guide. PART I

Long-Haul Travel: A Frequent Flyer’s Survival Guide. PART I

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Highlights of My Travels in 2011

Highlights of My Travels in 2011

 

I’ve had such an incredible year and now 2012 is approaching so fast it’s making my head spin.

The first half of 2011 was pretty quiet for me on the travel front, but the second half certainly made up for that!  I travelled to some of North America’s most spectacular places this year, I redesigned my blog and my readership has increased dramatically over the past six months. So thank you so much to all of you who have made that happen!

There were some very definite highlights from my travels, so these are the places and experiences that had special significance and are the best memories of my adventures in 2011.

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On The Road: American Road Trip

On The Road: American Road Trip

 

I feel like I have been driving forever.

Since that first nerve-wracking drive through Anchorage over two months ago I have driven nearly 4000 miles (6400 km) through Alaska and the western states of the USA. I was sure I would never get used to that uneasy feeling of driving on the right-hand/wrong side of the road, and yet now I feel as though I could do it in my sleep.

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