The Kenai Peninsula with Kids

If you plan to explore the Kenai Peninsula with kids in a car, as we did, plan on a considerable amount of driving. If driving time is alright with you (the scenery is wonderful and wildlife sightings are common) then we’ recommend at least two weeks to fully appreciate the area. READ MORE

Landing in Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city is a popular starting point for many visitors. From here, roads and railways lead northward to Denali National Park and Fairbanks, or south to the Kenai Peninsula. We didn’t stay in Anchorage overnight but our early flight from Seattle gave us an opportunity to grab lunch then visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center. READ MORE

Once an Alaskan…

Famiily Hike
Hiking with my family above one of the many glaciers of Glacier Bay National Park, circa 1976

Growing up within the boundaries of Glacier Bay National Park left an imprint so profound that I’ll always feel part “Alaskan.” Never mind that we moved to Washington State when I was seven; seven years in a place so special leaves its mark. READ MORE