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…

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…

Iditarod- “The Last Great Race on Earth”

The Iditarod. Twenty-five checkpoints, 1,000 miles, 900+ dogs, and over a week in sub-zero temperatures make up the Last Great Race on Earth. Since the first race in 1973, the Iditarod (held every year in early March) has continued to bring…

The faces of Fur Rondy

The Fur Rendezvous, or Fur Rondy as it is known by the locals,  is an annual festival in Anchorage during the last week of February. Founded in the 1930’s, Rondy was initially a three day celebration which coincided with the…

Alaska skiing, and a one horse open sleigh

President’s Day weekend was full of skiing, sleigh rides and a birthday. We didn’t even have to head to the resort super early because lifts don’t open until 10:30 am around here. Initially, I wondered why so late? But, when…

Winter solstice- it’s dark!

Winter solstice…the shortest day of the year. I had never given December 21st much thought, but living in Alaska has given new meaning to this phenomenon. Time to celebrate! In Anchorage, on winter solstice, we have a little over five…

Mushing on a frozen pond

What says Alaska more than dog mushing? Not much as far as I can tell. We got the opportunity to experience the fun for ourselves, and couldn’t pass up the chance! While waiting for our turn, the girls discovered that…