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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Get some extra superfoods in your diet with this recipe for Your Super Baked Apples which honestly is great in fall OR winter.

Your Super Baked Apples While we are enjoying the first snowfall of the season here in Alaska, the lower 48 is in the height of autumn so I thought I would share my Your Super Baked Apple recipe which honestly is great in fall OR winter. SO where ever you are and whatever the season…

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The story of Benny Benson and the Alaska State Flag are a great way to see Seward with Kids

We had a great day yesterday in the beautiful port of Seward. We met with local vendors and got an up close look at all there is to see and do there. Whenever I do a research trip somewhere I always try to find a variety of options for all different travel styles, interests and…

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Mooseakas Serbian restaurant in Denali offers exceptional food right outside the park

One of the great things about living in the United States is that decades of immigrants from around the world have brought a wide array of international cuisine. Alaska is no exception. From an abundance of Thai cuisine to exquisite Philippine restaurants, Alaska boasts an incredibly diverse culinary scene. In fact, nestled in a cluster…

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A happy dog walks along the Park Road in Denali National Park

Most people visiting Denali National Park are there for a day or two and they take the National Park bus into the park take some beautiful pictures and move on to their next destination. When you are travelling to Denali National Park with dogs though this itinerary is not possible, but there is plenty to…

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These recipes for warming fall drinks with Your Super superfoods are a delicious way to drink to good health!

For those who have never heard of Your Super they are organic superfood powders that can be used in everything from plain water to baked goods. I am usually big on whole foods and avoid supplements, but Your Super products have made a big difference in keeping me healthy and feeling good. Since I have…

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With it’s fresh air, abundant wildlife, quirky shops and restaurants, Anchorage is a great place to spend a day with kids. There are tons of options, but here are my top ten. Fun Fact: Reindeer noses are designed to warm the air they breathe before it reaches the lungs! Anchorage Top Ten Visit the Reindeer…

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I’ve been traveling with my four kids for more than twenty years and although they are older now everywhere I go I am thinking in the back of my head, “What would I do here if my kids were still little?” Traveling with young kids is both the most rewarding and the most anxiety inducing…

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Fairbanks, Alaska is the gateway to exploring the far northern stretches of the North American continent. Although the second largest city in Alaska, Fairbanks is never the less a small town with a friendly atmosphere. There is no shortage of things to do in Fairbanks. It’s a perfect destination for those looking to see and…

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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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