Alaska's Historic Fairbanks Exploration Inn

505 Illinois Street, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701, United States | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Fairbanks

Observations and Anecdotes

A travel blog entry by journeyguy

... My Omni Heat Pants work great. All "Liberace shiny" mylar on the inside to send the heat back to your body. Still, a base layer was in order. I don't know how they would fare going through a TSA scanner, and did not try, since I fear the mylar might reflec more than just heat and I didn't want to go to the back room to show them the insides of my pants. ctive/Technology_Omni-Heat_Reflective,d efault,pg.html * ...

Bettles: Departure Day

A travel blog entry by journeyguy


... lunch. The ice bridge that was taking cars across the Chena River is now so rotten you would gave to be crazy to try it. For the rest of the afternoon, we went into downtown Fairbanks to visit the Cultural Museum. Free and interesting materilal covering the history and goings on season-by-season in various parts of Alaska. There is a daily movie as well -- we saw on about Sinrock Mary, the Reindeer Queen. What ...

I Drive Better Sleeping Than Most People Do Awake!

A travel blog entry by dixiej


... as well. This is a really nice thing for these lodge owners to do. We headed back to the turn off.

By then the clouds had taken over onjce again. What the hell?

I quickly panned through my time lapse photos and there it was. Photobombed by the guys! I should have known! I'll have to figure out how to put it together anyway. It will be good experience even if the aurora display wasn't that great. I really wanted the sky ...

Is it Too Early to Get Depressed?

A travel blog entry by dixiej


... color for you and ship them. Hmmmm...may have to make another trip!

By the time we finished our day, it was already pretty dark since the sun is rising right now around 10:30 and setting by 3:00. It was now completely cloud covered. We headed back to the lodge with dinner supplies. After checking out the various webcams and cloud coverage maps, we're sitting tight right now waiting for something to break. ...

Strike it Rich!

A travel blog entry by abeliwasierisaw


... in the heart of Alaska which supports the rest of the small towns around it near and far regionally for key supplies.

Our morning starts on the refurbished Discovery 111 Stern Wheel Riverboat once used for the gold rush of 1898 to move supplies from the coast via the Tanana and Yukon Rivers; with a coffee and blueberry doughnut, as we travel along the Chena River.

We saw a bush floatplane ...


This B&B, located on 505 Illinois Street, Fairbanks, is near Ice Museum, Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, Yukon River Bridge, and Eagle Summit.
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