So I’ve taken a few months off from blogging. We have had a lot to think and pray about. Our lease is up in April. When we moved to Alaska las August, we originally planned to head slowly back to Maryland over the summer. We would build a cottage on the eastern shore and Lu…

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As I mentioned when we first decided to go to Alaska, ice fishing is definitely on the must do list for us. It’s all part of our Outdoor Education Unit for our homeschool. Here we are in December and with the sun gone and the winter chill coming, it’s time to bundle up and hit…

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Flightseeing is a great way to see Alaska. This review of Rust's Flying Service will tell you all you need to know about seeing Alaska by air!

Our preferred flightseeing partner, Rust’s Flying Service, will enhance & amplify your Alaska experience. They are truly the “shortcut” in your Alaska adventure. The views they provide are breathtaking. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to literally cover tremendous ground during your visit. You will also have a team of local, friendly experts to provide unique…

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Travel during COVID: Everything you need to know about COVID testing on arrival in Anchorage Alaska.

My experience with the COVID testing process on arrival back home to Alaska was quick and painless! I was done with the testing process less than 15 minutes after leaving the plane and I had my negative test results back in two days. Bottom line: If you are traveling to Alaska for a short period…

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We Moved to Alaska! A beautiful view of mountains and a link for penciltreks.com a travel and homeschool website

So here we are. We did it. We moved to Alaska. If you have been following our adventure all along you know what a journey it has been. If you haven’t then read my first post— we started this journey back in July with no idea where it would lead. It all happened so randomly.…

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As we have completed our quarantine in the quiet cabin of Salcha, Alaska we decided to head first to Fairbanks– a rugged city that serves as the gateway to the great interior of Alaska. Along the way we stopped in North Pole, Alaska. This touristy and quirky town is (obviously) not really the North Pole,…

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One of my most delightful discoveries in learning to forage here in Alaska is Labrador Tea. Labrador Tea is a common beverage among the Athabascan and Inuit tribes of North America. The plant is widely associated with a variety of health benefits though there is no scientific proof. Regardless, the aromatic flavor of the tea…

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I have always felt that the wilderness of northern Canada and Alaska are the North American version of the African safari. The Alaska Highway stretching almost 1400 miles from Dawson Creek, BC to Delta Junction, AK offers the perfect vantage point from which to explore this untamed region. Driving the Alaska Highway is truly an…

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Canada Quarantine for Americans Traveling to Alaska

Relieved that we have been allowed to enter Canada after the debacle at North Portal we have been given a series of rules for transiting Canada to Alaska during coronavirus that need to be followed in order to comply with the Quarantine Act. Penalties for not complying are steep, including fines of $700,000 and/or up…

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