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Glacier Trekking in Alaska

 Glacier Trekking in Alaska

It may be summer time here in Orlando, but in Alaska, now is the perfect time to go Glacier Trekking!

Alaska is synonymous with Glaciers. Cruise ships build entire itineraries around seeing these massive ice sheets break apart into the ocean. But you don’t have to be traveling by sea to marvel at one of these massive sheets of ice. In fact, inland Alaska offers adventurers the opportunity get up close and personal and go glacier exploring by foot.

Enter Mica Guides.

19 Surprises I Learned About RV Travel Crammed Into One Post

 19 Surprises I Learned About RV Travel Crammed Into One Post

6 people

1 32″ RV

11 Days

That was my Great Alaskan Adventure. We traveled from Anchorage to Denali National Park to Fairbanks to Dawson City, Canada to Girdwood and back to Anchorage (with many stops in between). Here’s everything I learned about traveling through Alaska and Canada by RV crammed into one massive RV-size post!

GENERAL TRAVEL

1. Yes, You CAN Drive an RV

 19 Surprises I Learned About RV Travel Crammed Into One Post

A Visit to the Chena Hot Springs in Fairbanks, Alaska

 A Visit to the Chena Hot Springs in Fairbanks, Alaska

You might think that traveling through Alaska by RV would be relaxing. Just you, your home, the open road and friends. But the reality is, non-stop travel can be exhausting. So I was quite glad to take a quick diversion from the highways of the 49th State and take a (brief) rest at the Chena Hot Springs.

 A Visit to the Chena Hot Springs in Fairbanks, Alaska

Located 90 minutes outside of Fairbanks, the Chena Hot Springs is actually more than a warm pool of water. It’s actually an entire resort with hotels, restaurants, outdoor attractions and yes, it’s namesake springs. The good news is, you don’t need to be a resident of the resort to enjoy the hot springs. Ten bucks is all you need for a day pass to relax the stresses of travel away.

Photos from the North Pole (Alaska)

 Photos from the North Pole (Alaska)

Christmas is this weekend! So with a festive spirit, I thought I would share some photos I took from the North Pole… Alaska that is.

Not too far from Fairbanks is a real city called North Pole. And true to capturing tourists fascinated with the name, there’s a visitor’s center that is very Christmas-y. Even Santa has a parking spot for his Disability-Tagged Sleigh.

 Photos from the North Pole (Alaska)

Inside are letters from children addressed to Santa.

 Photos from the North Pole (Alaska)

Of course for one, low price, you can pay Santa to respond (he’s gotta pay those elves’ health insurance somehow).

How Cold is Whitewater Rafting in Alaska?

 How Cold is Whitewater Rafting in Alaska?

How cold is whitewater rafting in Alaska?

Cold. Very Cold.

On my Great Alaskan Adventure I took the opportunity to go Whitewater Rafting with Denali Outdoor Center* and receive my first “glacial facial” while traveling down the Nenana River. Here’s what you need to know to have your own, awesome whitewater rafting adventure in Alaska.

Denali Outdoor Center

 How Cold is Whitewater Rafting in Alaska?

Panning for Gold: Can You Strike it Rich?

 Panning for Gold: Can You Strike it Rich?

Dawson City, Canada – the start of the Yukon Gold Rush. Throughout Alaska and Canada you’ll discover plenty of opportunities to pan for gold. Whether it’s at a campground, roadside stand or legitimate attraction they all beckon you to part with your hard earned dollars in discovery of the shiniest of currencies. Is it worth it?

 Panning for Gold: Can You Strike it Rich?

Like a drag queen to a disco ball, the rivers throughout the Yukon Territory entice you with shimmering flakes of (presumably) gold. Grab a rusty pan and start panning.

 Panning for Gold: Can You Strike it Rich?

Caption this Photo: Laid in Chicken, Alaska

I can never pass up the opportunity for a silly, photo-op and potty humor. So when you combine the two, it’s like putting cherries on top of a sundae! Such was the case in Chicken, Alaska. There’s not much in Chicken, aside from this small piece of tourist-y photo cut-out magic. So here’s the photo I took, but…

I’d love for you to add your own caption in the comments. “I got laid in Chicken, Alaska and…”

 Caption this Photo: Laid in Chicken, Alaska

I’ll see you out there…!

6 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Museum of the North

 6 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Museum of the North

Fairbanks is deep in the heart of the Alaska. So it’s only fitting that you have to travel that far to learn about the history of America’s largest state at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks Museum of the North. Here are 6 reasons why it’s worth the visit.*

1. The Building

 6 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Museum of the North

You can’t miss the building itself. It’s located in the middle of the campus and it’s design attempts to capture the spirit of Alaska’s glaciers. Very cool… er… impressive (no pun intended).

2. Alaskan History

 6 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Museum of the North