15 thoughts on “Wandering North

  1. Thank you for sharing your trip. My husband and I have driven four times to Alaska from Arkansas. The third trip in 2012 we drove north to Deadhorse. It was the trip of a lifetime. We are old now and my husband has cancer but those memories will always be with me.Thanks again.

    1. Hi Mildred – I want to make that trip next spring (2018) give me some advise – where – when and how?
      Thanks Lamar Chandler

  2. My wife and I were there two years later, in a warmer time of the year, so there was very little snow on the lower levels, but how neat to look at this excellent video and see places that we saw.
    Question: did you autograph the back of the Arctic Circle sign?

  3. i will be retiring in 3 years. i am planning on buying a small rv for 1 and a truck and spend a year or so just traveling around Alaska. cant wait. thanks for the video . beautiful

    1. My brother attempted to spend six months in Alaska traveling in a Ford Broncho and he was able to spend three months. A family crisis required him to return home after three months, but it was a trip of a life time for him. I flew to Calgary and traveled the Alcan Highway with him for three weeks. It was a real bonding experience for the two of us.

  4. Great you live your dream in Amazing Alaska. The most beautiful and rough country on Earth full with Wildlife, Sealife and very nice and friendly people. We love that country

  5. I want to travel the Alaskan Hwy. from the U S to Fairbanks, what is the best time of the year to travel and
    are there hotel and motel available as well food, fuel and supplies?

  6. Very inspiring video! I first drove to Alaska in 1976 in a VW Beetle. My motor “blew up” on the third day of our 42 day trip. After waiting in Thunder Bay for five days for a replacement, my 18 year old cousin and I headed westward. We drove on the Alaska Highway all the way to Fairbanks. The highway contained 900 miles of gravel back in 1976 which was much harder on vehicles than today’s paved highway. The only other casualties of this trip were a broken windshield, a failed throttle cable and 4-5 flat tires. In 2005, I returned to Alaska via an 11 day cruise. In 2007 I drove my Honda Civic by myself as far as the Arctic Circle on a 49 day trip. I slept 42 nights in my car! All through the winter of 2007-08, I kept looking at the Alaska map wishing I had driven to Deadhorse. By June of 2008, I set forth again in my Civic on a 77 day journey which included sleeping the last 75 nights in the car! Car camping allows one to enjoy the sounds of nature, especially on the rare nights when it rains hard on the roof. It sounds like the tin roof of a country cabin. I know I have been blessed to have seen so much of Alaska, including flights to Point Barrow, Kotzebue, and Nome in 1976. I hope everyone has the same good fortune as I did!

  7. My husband and I have driven to Alaska three times from Chicago area! We just love the drive as well as Alaska. We have been to Coldfoot, Homer, Seward, Prince William Sound, Valdez, Kennicott, Fairbanks, Denali, Hyder etc. etc. Alaska does not disappoint! We will be back!
    Enjoyed this video very much!
    Also subscribe to Alaska magazine and enjoy reading all the articles and looking at all of the photos!

  8. Awesome!!! I lived in Anchorage for nearly a decade in 1980’s and your film brought back many wonderful feelings. Thank you so much for sharing your adventure! Alaska is truly the Last Frontier and it’s a unique experience that hasn’t been matched by any state that I’ve ever lived in.

  9. I’ve been to Yukon twice, Ive been to a small piece of Alaska – to Haines and Skagway –
    and I dream to travel through Alaska once in future, for more than 3 weeks.
    I love the quiet North of the continent.
    Thank you for sharing your video with us.

    Andreas, Berlin, Germany

  10. Makes me miss my Alaska all the more. Lived in that great state for 21 years, and had to leave 17 years ago. My heart will always be in Alaska no matter where I may live. Oh, to be younger and different circumstances.

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