Flying “space available” on a cargo plane to Japan

Though at times challenging, military life also has its perks. One perk being the ability to fly space-a (space available) on a cargo plane, anywhere in the world- for FREE! Sounds great, right? Well, there are a few caveats. The…

A birthday, a cabin and the middle of nowhere

I can’t say that a remote cabin in the middle of the woods has ever been the stuff of dreams for me, but life in Alaska has been changing my city-girl ways. By force! So, ready-or-not, a cabin in the…

Fishing for salmon, and other wild animals

What do you do in Alaska on a beautiful summer weekend? Well, most people head outdoors to camp or fish, or both. As I haven’t really gotten into the whole camping thing, (I’ll stick with a nice hotel, thanks), it…

Flattop Mountain Trail, Anchorage

What do you do for a long holiday weekend? If you are in Alaska, you probably try to get outside and enjoy the short summer months while you have them. We decided to head to one of Anchorage’s most popular…

Blueberry picking, in the Alaskan wild

Late August means berry season in Alaska. We decided to try our hand at blueberry picking, at Alyeska Resort‘s annual Blueberry Festival. The festival was set to have entertainment, food stalls and a beer garden, but first things first, the…

The Pink Salmon Festival- Valdez, Alaska

Valdez, Alaska, (pronounced Val-deez by the locals…don’t ask me why) is a tiny fishing town on the south central edge of Alaska.  Roads are tricky around here. Though Anchorage and Valdez appear close on the map, the only road available…

Glaciers and kayaks and huskies- oh my!

The end of June brought some visitors to the Last Frontier, as well as summer solstice, the longest day of the year (more on that later, and yes, it’s light all night long. So strange.) Matt’s parents and sister made…

A winter hike in May

After an exceptionally long winter, spring was just hitting Anchorage in early May. I was beginning to wonder if I’d ever see green trees again! But sure enough, the snow started melting and with that,  hope for warmer weather. We…

Whale watching x 20

No stay in Alaska would be complete without a whale watching excursion, so we made our way down to Seward to check that box. It was a beautiful, but cold, April morning. The town of Seward is located on the…


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