of interest to other alaska 'escapees'
of: 8 April 2004
Well, I've gotta do it.
I've gotta develop
another 'Links' page.
This time for all things
Alaskan (well, ya gotta go through Canada to get there, so...).
Some sites I'll need for my trip,
some are just interesting,
and some are just for the heck of it.
I'll try to organize them so
they're easy to find.
If you know of other sites, email
has a great description of most of Alaska's highways with super
|Just click on the
logo above & have fun!
Highways has a great site
for exploring the highways and byways of Alaska.
has an official website that's just chock full of information.
|We're planning a trip via
Railroad from Anchorage to
Denali and then on to Fairbanks with a return to Anchorage. An
for anybody visiting Alaska.
|For everything Alaskan, go
It even has up-to-date temperature and weather information.
|Our daughter, Shannon, is
gonna fly up to meet us for a couple of weeks. Naturally, she's using Alaska
Air & their partners for
all her travel plans.
|Before we even get to
Alaska, we'll visit Hyder,
Alaska and its sister city, Stewart, British Columbia.
Alaska is the first town in the main body of the state that we'll visit an
the last on our way to Chicken and Eagle,
is another town we'll visit more than once as its a crossroads town.
Alaska on Resurrection Bay is another place we'll visit.
River is one of those neat
places we'll use as a base camp for exploring the surrounding countryside.
Alaska also on the Kenai Peninsula will definitely be a stop on our trip..
|One of my favorite places in
Alaska is the quaint little town of Homer
at the end of the Kenai Peninsula which goes by the motto: "If you haven't visited Homer, you
haven't done Alaska!" We'll spend at least a week there.
&, there's even a
web site that covers Homer, Seldovia, and the surrounding peninsula.
NEW (29 March 2004)
We'll be away from our RV so will stay a week at Land's
End Resort on the spit in
|From its quaint Russian
Orthodox church on a promontory to its tiny 'cars forbidden' streets, Ninilchek
just up the road from Homer on Cook Inlet is another of those little
fishing villages of the Kenai Peninsula one must visit.
|Beyond the end of the road
and across the bay from Homer is Seldovia,
"Alaska's best kept secret." We'll load the
bicycles on the ferry (or take the MG across) and enjoy a day trip.
|A "must see" is
National Park (called Mount
McKinley everywhere except in Alaska). We're planning an ascent on
the mountain while we're their. Okay, we're renting a small plane to
fly us to the top of the mountain!
Alaska is home to one of my favorite restaurants, the Turtle
Club, where the prime rib is
unbeatable - guaranteed!
Alaska on Prince William Sound will be a long weekend of just relaxing.
Junction, Alaska is one of
the towns we'll go through more than once. We'll visit friends who
live there and we'll travel up and down the highways that go through it.
Alaska is another of those quaint places one must visit to make the Alaska
|And, so long as you're in
the Chicken neighborhood, you must visit Eagle,
Alaska before heading back into Canada.
Weather Cam site has weather
camera photos from all over the state that are updated every few minutes
and compared to a clear day photo.
Scenes website is a great
place to go for trip planning. Its a site about Alaska by an
|The twin communities of Hyder,
Alaska - Stewart, Canada will
definitely be one of our stops along the Cassier Highway. Hopefully,
we'll be able to spend a few days at the Bear
River RV Park in Stewart.
Ninilchik, Homer, Seldovia and other points, we're gonna spend a lot of
time on the Kenai
Peninsula so thought I'd add
Fjordlines web site for the
catamaran between Haines/Skagway and Juneau is a must for somebody
planning a quick trip down the peninsula.
anybody wants to volunteer at an Alaska
State Park, I've added the
|Added the 'Ultimate
Alaska Coupon Book' site for
some savings off ticket prices.
with Jim & Mary is
a super site with dialogue and photos describing their 2000 trip through
Alaska and western Canada. It'll get your blood pumping!
|Don't know who developed the
site, but Road
Trips, Etc. is a good
reference for prepping a vehicle for and driving to Alaska. There
are great photos, a good section on GPS, and helpful hints for packing for
a trip of this magnitude.
|The 'travel section' of Bob
the Yelavich Road"
a neat description of his 1999 trip to Alaska.
|And, the 'travel section' of
Thomas Palka's "Slackerdom"
website chronicles his Alaska travels.
|John Bodger took off on a
trip he calls his "Driving
on the Edge Tour" on
which he drove from Alaska all around the edge of America. In some
ways, I can identify with him when he writes: "I had turned 50,
retired from my job with the State of Alaska, my house was sold, and it
was time to move on."
|Ed Noonan's Tailwinds
magazine for the bicycling crowd has an interesting article on his Alaska
to Florida bicycle adventure
along with some beautiful photos of Alaska and Canada.
|As with anything, there are
bulletin boards for the RV-ing crowd. One, for "full-timers",
has some pretty good advice for those of us wishing to see Alaska.
Journey, the web site of a
single Texas lady traveling around Alaska is simply inspiring. Love
her photos; they really capture the moment.
with Dorothy & Walt is
another great day-by-day trip planning assistant. Great photos
also! You'll have to scroll down to find their Canadian & Alaska
2001, the Travelogue of the Trip
describes a Dutch couple's trip to Alaska. Though they 'hoteled' it,
there are some very good tips on the site.
is a great web site covering Alaska and the Yukon/Northwest Territories in
canada. A must read!
February 2004) Added a web
site from the Hessey
Family, Australian travelers
to Alaska. Great photos!
Magazine. 'Nuff said!
|I just found the North!
to Alaska magazine's
website. There's so much to that site that it'd take forever to
describe. Just visit it & see for yourself. However, while
perusing it, I ran across their site covering their recent jaunt down the Stewart-Cassiars
Highway and am still
wandering around it it!
|As I'm getting
excited about a trip down the Icefields
Parkway in Canada, I've run
across a website aobut accomodations/points of interest along it.
|Just found Rocky
Mountain House, an
interactive web site from the town of the same name that helps with
camping/RV sites throughout Alberta.
Lake will be one of our
stops along the Cassiars. (Hmmm, I remember a cool night in Dease
Lake in my sleeping bag on one of my solo trips up the Cassiars back in
|One of my favorite places to
just stop and relax on the Alaska Highway is at milepost 456 in British
Columbia. It is Muncho
Lake, home to Canadian
Stone Sheep and some of the
best fishing around.
and the entire Yukon
Territory are places I look
forward to exploring once again.
about a neat little museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, the Reynolds-Alberta
Muesum. Its supposed to be
home to an excellent car/motorcycle/airplane collection.
| The Vancouver
Travel website is really
about the whole of British Columbia - lots of great resource information
for RV-ing throughout the province.
website is just photos - beautiful photos - that's all I can say except
I've still not gotten through all of them!
|Whoa! Just found Karo
Enterprises website that
lists RV parks in Alaska, the Yukon, Northwest Territories, & northern
British Columbia. Almost an electronic Milepost!
|When we decided to RV to
Alaska, we purchased a used 30' 1995 Airstream
Land Yacht LE.
|We soon learned that if you
own an Airstream of any sort, you must join the Wally
Byam Caravan Club - hey, we
even have our own number!
|Then we visited a Camping
World super center to outfit
our 'rig' for the trip.
|Wherever we travel, we'll
always check the nearest military
installations for overnight RV
parking. You'd be surprised what's available in their "Paths
Across America" program for active duty & retired military
to my links page. Good BBS on RV-related issues.
course, there's the Escapees
BBS. Great place!
|The Army's Seward
Resort for RV camping in Seward.
Journal website is one I've
begun perusing. We may well subscribe before setting out.
|For those of us
traveling with satellite TV, I added DigitalSat's
website. Chock full of information on how to orient your dish to
pick up a satellite while in Canada.
|Added the Weather
Channel's website so I can
check average temperatures in areas we'll be traveling & also to keep
up with current conditions.
BC is the Cottonwood
Meadows RV Country Club
where we'll leave our RV for a week.
Mar 2004) The Good
Sam Club web site.
Mar 2004) Parkview
RV Center (888-867-6966) in
Smyrna, DE where I get all my Airstream repair parts
Catamaran service between Haines & Juneau: P.O. Box 246 -
Haines, AK 99827 - 1-800-320-0146 - email@example.com
Marine Highway: Juneau: (907) 465-3941; Anchorage: (907)
272-7116; Central reservations: 1-800-642-0066
Cruises: Haines-Skagway water taxi (in event Alaska Marine
Highway is booked): 142 Beach Rd - Haines, AK 99827 - (907) 766-2100
Railroad: (907) 265-2504
National Park: Talkeetna Ranger Station: (907) 683-2294
TN: Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River RV Park: (870) 735-9770
AK/Stewart, CN: Bear River RV Park: (205) 636-9205
AK: Pullen Creek RV Park: (800) 936-3731; (907) 983-2768
Skagway Mountain View RV Park: (888) 778-7700; (907) 983-3333
Garden City RV Park: (907) 983-2378
AK: Salmon Run RV Park: (907) 766-3240
Port Chilkoot Camper Park: (800) 542-6363; (907) 766-2000
Oceanside RV Park: (907) 766-2437
Haines Hitch-Up RV Park: (907) 766-2882
AK: Northern Lights RV Park:
AK: Seward Army Resort: (800) 770-1858; (907) 224-5559
AK: Anchor Point RV Park: