alaska: tracy arm fjord

Spot the whale! Wednesday morning, very early, we spent cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord. Tracy Arm was created by the movement of Sawyer Glacier, and let me just say, unless you’re right on them, glaciers are weird. Unless you’re right on top of them, they look oddly like discolored styrofoam. Like, Carls, remember the stuff…

hot dogs everywhere: alaskan fish and chips (juneau, ak)

Where: Alaskan Fish and Chips, of all places, in Juneau, AK. What: a reindeer corn dog with honey mustard aioli With whom: Trav. Why: because I was in Alaska, so I ate a reindeer dog. Project Heartburn. Grade: A. A reindeer corn dog at a fish and chips place? Yes. This was unbelievable. Great batter,…

alaska: dog sledding

“Something else I’ve always wondered,” Kate pursued, “why is it that when Rick Swenson mushes into a blizzard to win the Iditarod he’s fearless and heroic, but when Libby Riddles does the same thing she’s reckless and foolhardy?” – Dana Stabenow, A Cold-Blooded Business The one thing Trav wanted to do on our trip –…

alaska: ketchikan

Ketchikan, our first stop, is and has always been primarily a salmon town. But it’s a salmon town with a lot of nature. Our excursion here took us to the Alaska Rainforest Gardens (did you know Alaska has a rainforest? Second largest in the world, after the Amazon – the Tongass National Forest touched all…