Tag Archives: Alaska

The Coastal Classic Train, Alaska

During my first visit to Alaska, way back in 2007, we’d planned to travel by train from Seward to Anchorage. If we had, there’s a good chance it would have made it’s way into the upcoming book about my Alaskan … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #8: Weather

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #5: Mountain

Welcome to Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I will pick a word or phrase as the theme for that week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits with … Continue reading

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Wrangell Mountains Reflections

Rich and I have been working hard on the fourth Jaspa’s Journey adventure, The Hermit of Kennecott, which is set in Alaska. Unsurprisingly then, I’ve been reflecting on the Last Frontier, as it’s sometimes known, a lot recently. And while … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of The Klondike Gold Rush By Train & Bike

In 1898, prospectors of the Klondike Gold Rush toiled their way up Alaska’s Coastal Mountains and into the Yukon, in the hopes of striking it rich. Most saw their dreams evaporate, and many never even returned home. Over a hundred … Continue reading

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Denali State Park, Alaska

Anyone who has driven up Hwy 3 from Anchorage towards Fairbanks, or who has planned a land-based vacation in Alaska, is familiar with Denali National Park. But I wonder how many people realise that Denali State Park straddles the highway … Continue reading

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Capitol Challenge

Last November I finally achieved one of my Bucket List goals… to visit, and geocache in, all 50 US states. Although I do say so myself, it was quite an achievement. Especially for someone who doesn’t live in the USA, … Continue reading

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