The Blog

  • Kenai Peninsula Part 2
    August 1 – 8, 2022 Alaska is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Opportunities abound to observe wildlife in their natural habitat and witness natural wonders. For a lot of money, there are tours and guides available to help you have a singular adventure or for less money take you along with hundreds of others to incomparable places….
  • Kenai Peninsula Part 1: Glaciers
    July 27 – 31, 2022. Finally, our van was fixed and we were ready to seriously start exploring Alaska. But where to go first? Many of Alaska’s roads that take you to the sights are out and back – dead ends that terminate at the water (or sometimes in the middle of nowhere). Once you…
  • Finally Alaska! Sled Dogs & a Gold Mine
    July 6 – 25, 2022. We limped into Alaska. Our power steering leak was getting worse and we had to stop frequently to top off the reservoir. When we arrived in our first Alaskan city, Tok, we looked into getting the leak fixed. But it was going to take too long to get parts so…
  • The Alaska Highway
    July 3 – 6 & September 3 – 7. After the Canada Day Parade, we left Stewart, BC, and continued our travels north to the Alaska Highway. Once we reached the highway we could have headed west and made a beeline for our ultimate destination, Alaska, but we made yet another small detour, turned right,…
  • Nomad Life & Expenses October 2022
    October was filled with friends, family, and a few costumes! I started out the month house-sitting for Jasmine by myself in Cabbagetown while Greg drove Ballena Blanca to North Carolina to see his parents. While in North Carolina Greg managed to get his parents, two children, their spouses, and his grandson all in one place….
  • Lava, Glaciers, and a Parade
    June 28 – July 1, 2022. We finally felt like we were making headway to Alaska after we left Vancouver Island and disembarked from the BC Ferry. But of course, we still couldn’t resist taking a few detours along the route. Instead of heading straight to the Cassier Highway that would take us north to…
  • Nomad Life & Expenses September 2022
    On September 1st Greg and I woke up at the Arctic Circle. It would be our last full day in Alaska. We drove into Fairbanks, shared a $4.75 hot shower, and drove out of town to find a good spot to pull off the road and spend the night. Our Alaska adventure had come to…
  • Cormorant & Malcolm Islands
    June 20 – 23, 2022. One of the cool things about being a nomad is meeting other nomads from all sorts of places. It is always fun to converge with them on the road. But sometimes our nomad friends have a permanent home base. And it can be extra fun to visit them in their…
  • Duncan & Nanaimo
    June 5 & June 13 -14, 2022. Today we are rolling the clock back to June to tell you more about our trip around Vancouver Island. In previous posts, I wrote about visiting British Columbia’s amazing capital city, Victoria, and the handful of provincial parks that we visited on the island. Today I’m going to…
  • Nomad Life & Expenses August 2022
    We spent the entire month of August in Alaska. After resolving the issue with our power steering fluid hose at the end of July we were free to roam around and explore. We found lots of wonderful things and had many special experiences. We saw lots of glaciers and we actually hiked on one. We…