This month I’m breaking format and presenting my links roundup at the beginning of the month instead of the end. Please bear with me through this shockingly unprecedented turn of events, because it will all be worth it in the end.
At this moment, I’m in the middle of Alaska with limited internet access. I’ll begin posting content from the trip later this week, covering everything from wildlife to nightlife, from glacier hiking to whale watching to backcountry camping. I hope to provide some of the most complete coverage of Alaska you’ve ever read.
In the meantime, why not dive into some of the Alaska articles written in the past couple of years by some of my blogging friends?
Check out their links and get yourself in an Alaska mood, because for the rest of July on Quirky Travel Guy, it’s all Alaska, all the time. Tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell your indifferent casual acquaintances.
(All photos by Quirky Travel Guy.)
The ultimate collection of Alaska travel blog links:
Jack and Jill was one of the first travel blogs I started reading, back when the idea of going to Alaska seemed like a pipe dream for me. Their posts include grizzly photos and tips about what not to do in Denali National Park, which of course I’m already breaking by spending only two days in the backcountry. Oh well.
Ukelele enthusiast Pam posted a handful of dispatches from the 49th state that shed some insight into the landscape, the wildlife and the locals. And she has a rocking slideshow.
The lovely and talented Deb and Dave have a collection of a dozen Alaska posts, including some amazing pics from a helicopter ride over the Juneau ice fields and a shot of the midnight sun, which I can’t wait to see.
No Vacation Required (broken link removed)
The NVR guys headed to Alaska last year and had some amazing life experiences, like an envy-inspiring stay in a secluded cabin with gorgeous lake views and a grizzly bear neighbor.
Chris Around the World (broken link removed)
I’m not going to make it to the Inside Passage – that’s the dangling limb of Alaska on the southeastern side that tries to reach down towards Seattle – but Chris made it there and wrote up some interesting pieces on fishing and seeing glaciers, plus trying a digital detox.
Bret had a chance to visit Denali and saw the mountain plus all of the big animals I’m aiming for, like bears, caribou, moose and wolves. And thanks for the warning about the mosquitoes!
Adventures with Ben (broken link removed)
Ben got the chance to drive a 32-foot RV around Alaska for 11 days. What a cool opportunity. That puts my Kia rental car to shame. He also writes about Chena Hot Springs, a natural pool that will warm you up in a hurry.
Scroll through the Vacation Gals’ cruise page to find a number of first-hand reports about Alaskan cruise vacations and a video of a pod of killer whales surfacing right next to their cruise ship.
Inside the Travel Lab (broken link removed)
Abi’s Alaska articles include a fascinating examination of Tlingit culture in Wrangell, focusing on how the native peoples have endured and tried to retain their cultural identity and independence.
Amanda went on an Alaskan cruise and found herself with stories like visiting the Sarah Palin store, a place which really existed in Skagway. I would have totally sought out this place too!
Keith spent lots of time with glaciers and ice caves. That’s what Alaska is all about, right? I love the description of walking across the “jello mud” to reach Baird Glacier.