Alaska Highway

The Surprising Lesson I Learned Along the Alaska Highway

We left Champagne, Yukon Territory by eight thirty and hoped to make it to Chistochina, Alaska by suppertime. But, as we had learned, traveling the Alaska Highway often yields the unexpected. Before we left we heard road rumors such as, “The Alaska Highway is gravel, isn’t it?” and “The potholes will swallow your car!” We considered ourselves lucky to have only encountered one major construction site on the road thus far. All of that changed three hours out of Champagne.…

Read More

Don’t Leave Home Without the Milepost and Proper Calibration

The Alaskan Traveler’s Bible Before we left for Alaska, someone suggested that we might want to take along the Milepost. “Milepost?” I said. “Is that some kind of map?” “Yeah, it has maps, and it tells you where you can buy gas and stuff,” my advisor responded. And so at the last minute I purchased a copy of the Milepost. I finally cracked it open in Bozeman and discovered that it contained more than just maps and listings of gas…

Read More

Don’t Stress the Small Stuff on the Long Roads of Life

The Long and Winding Road I have always suffered from incurable optimism (in most areas of my life). Sell a house on my own? No problem. I read a book and did it. Weave baskets? Sure, why not? I gave the results to everyone for Christmas one year. Make twenty period costumes each October for a full-length play? I sewed between classes, on weekends and every day after work. But I got it done. You get the picture. Drive to…

Read More
Affiliate Disclosure

If you purchase a product or service I reference on this site, I may receive an “affiliate commission.” This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. It takes money to run a website, so I occasionally endorse products of services that I believe in so that I can help subsidize the expenses.

%d bloggers like this: