Magical whale watching in Seward, Alaska

Orcas were high up on our list of things we really wanted to see in Alaska. Photos of them summersaulting out of the calm waters graced all the brochures for Fjord trips in Seward but there was a high price to pay and no guarantee. In fact it’s quite rare to see Orcas around Seward…

Mountains, glaciers and idyllic camp spots

It was an awesome drive heading east along the Sterling Highway towards the mountains. We followed the gorgeous blue Kenai River and made it to Tern Lake at the junction with Seward Highway. The lake was perfect with mountains all around it. We took lots of photos and continued onto the Seward Highway before stopping…

Beautiful lakes and our first bear in Alaska

When we drove through the rain to Soldotna the mountains became distant white triangles in our wing mirrors. The land flattened and the forest became denser. It was a prime area for wildlife but we didn’t even see a goddam moose, we think Anchorage stole all the wild moose and took them to the city…

Let the Alaskan road trip begin

Daphne, Craig and I said farewell to Anchorage and drove east along the Seward Highway. The sky was the clearest it had been since we’d arrived in Alaska and we felt like we were constantly surrounded by mountains, probably because we were! The road wiggled along the coastline with the Turnagain Arm to our right…

Our fifth campervan conversion | Alaska

We ended up spending four days in Anchorage converting Daphne from a passenger van into a home. She will be our 5th van conversion and I feel like we are almost pros at it now. We scrubbed, shampooed and hoovered the carpet, gave her a good clean on the inside and outside, and then spent…

Arriving in Alaska and finding our new home on wheels

After years of saying we wanted to go to Alaska we finally made it happen. Lonely planets cover has a quote saying ‘Bears larger than bison, national parks the size of nations and glaciers bigger than other US states’. We’re bound to have one hell of a trip. We arrived at Anchorage international airport from…