The Alaskan – Summertime

Understanding the Alaskan Way, Mind, and Soul Alaskans are a difficult bunch at the best of times, but during summer we are nearly impossible. If you’ve tried making plans with an Alaskan recently, you have my sympathy. Just as there is nothing in the world so...

Alaskan Wild Berries

An Introduction to Making Jams & Jellies “Where’s that extra sugar?!” I asked my husband this question after putting 4 ½ cups of the 6 cups of sugar the recipe called for in a pot of berry juice at a full rolling boil. If you are a jelly maker you know what I’m...

The Alaska Railroad

A visual of the southern route Alaska abounds with great scenery, glaciers, rivers, and mountains. Toss in the huge variety of wildlife and you have a photographer’s paradise. In addition to those great subjects I often turn my camera towards the very photogenic...

“It’s Not a Quick Trip to Paradise”

Off the Grid in Southeast Alaska “Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” I had been carrying this quote in my head for several weeks. I was finally traveling to Alaska to visit my youngest son who works at a remote fishing and hunting lodge in...

Kenai Fjords National Park Wildlife Tour

Wildlife Galore in the Kenai Fjords National Park with Major Marine Tours Major Marine Tours held up their end of the bargain on their six-hour cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park, and so did Alaska’s wildlife. We started out from the Seward small boat harbor in the...

The Passage

“The Passage” A Story of Fathers and Sons Traveling Alaska’s Inside Passage About “The Passage” In 1974, Nathan Dappen’s 20-year-old parents and uncle, Andy, built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some...

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