Alaska Highway RV driving isn’t as risky as it used to be, but hazards remain. Here are the top three things every newbie needs to know when driving it.
If you haven’t seen a glacier up close, now’s the time for a roadside glacier RV trip. These three drive-up glaciers show that it doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming.
For those adventuresome RVers driving the Alaska Highway to Alaska this year, a stop in Whitehorse should be on the agenda. Whitehorse, in Canada’s Yukon Territory, is located 1,550 miles north of Seattle. In Whitehorse, it’s like stepping back in time, but with lots of modern-day amenities, like those available at Caribou RV Park. Caribou […]
Dawson Creek is a small town in British Columbia, Canada that is best known as being “Mile 0” of the Alaska Highway. For those adventuring by road to Alaska, the Alaska Highway (or AlCan) is the only road to Alaska, crossing through British Columbia and the Yukon Territory before entering Alaska. If you are traveling […]
The Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough lies northwest of Anchorage, Alaska, and includes the towns of Houston, Wasilla, and Palmer. Locally known as Mat-Su, the borough is roughly the size of West Virginia (over 24,500 square miles) with about 100,000 residents living in it. When emergencies and events that draw large crowds occur, the Borough Emergency Management […]
One of the most accessible natural areas in Alaska is Chugach State Park. This vast park allows visitors to explore the Chugach Mountain Range just minutes from the population centers of downtown Anchorage, Palmer, or Girdwood. Chugach State Park offers access to all levels of adventure including hiking, biking, fishing, camping, glaciers, gold panning, berry […]
Alaska’s newest state campground, K’esugi Ken Campground, opened in 2017 in Denali State Park, operated by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Denali State Park borders the much larger Denali National Park on the west side, about 2.75 hours drive north of Anchorage. The campground offers astounding views of the Alaska Range and Denali (formerly […]
The morning of November 30, while in mid-conversation with my husband about the odd behavior of the dogs, the world shook us off our feet. As dishes, dry goods, and belongings flew out of cabinets, and the power went out, I grabbed the dog and bolted toward the door. The earth was shaking so violently […]
Though you can’t drive all the way to Juneau, Alaska from the lower 48 without taking a ferry somewhere along the way, once you’ve arrived in the remote Alaska state capital, there’s plenty to see and do. RVers will appreciate the incredible natural beauty of Mendenhall Campground. Set on the shores of Mendenhall Lake, this […]
If you are in the Kenai Peninsula area of Alaska for the first weekend in August, you owe it to yourself to check out Salmonfest. Salmonfest is a 3-day celebration of Fish, Love, and Music at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik with the goal of bringing together the best of Alaska and Alaskans around […]
For those exploring the area around Fairbanks, Alaska, White Mountains National Recreation Area offers over a million acres of striking remote arctic scenery, solitude, and sporting that is accessible by road. Located between the Steese and Elliott Highways north of Fairbanks, “the Whites” is a favorite year-round recreational area for locals. Moose, bear, fox, beaver, […]