Five Family Adventures in Ketchikan, Alaska

Unique from the day it was discovered by Irish fortune-seeker Mike Martin in the late 1800’s, Ketchikan is a perfect example of Alaska’s love affair with fish, water, and opportunity. Located on a hunk of granite named Revillagigedo Island (or, Revilla, as per locals), Ketchikan is often referred to as “Alaska’s First City” due to […]

Go North, the Rush Was On! Visiting Historic Skagway, Alaska

There was gold in them thar hills, and people killed themselves for it. Killed each other, too. I’m talking, of course, about Skagway, Alaska, home to drunkenness and debauchery and hundreds of thousands of men (and a good number of women, too) in search of riches beyond anybody’s wildest dreams. Skagway is a place preserved […]

Wednesday Wrap-Up! K2, Travelgram Show, and More…

Here I go again. Home from Homer, then back on the road to Salt Lake City in the early a.m. I’m off to visit Big AK Kid who is anxiously awaiting a return to Alaska where he’ll make tracks to Fairbanks and his senior year of high school, god willing. So, mom makes her own […]

High-Flying With K2 Aviation

I live in Alaska, and like many Alaskan residents, I assumed I knew what my state looked like. Trees, mountains, rivers, and lakes; to my one-dimensional way of thinking the 49th state is indeed a colorful montage of untamed beauty. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could match what I see from […]