Alaska Bear Company

Address: 535 E. 6th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, United States | Hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from Anchorage

What - There's No Overnight Parking Here?

A travel blog entry by budbarbonthego on Jul 23, 2014

7 photos

... were similarly dressed in baggy tunics with fur boots and fur gloves. Their movements reminded me of hula dancing. A young man told short stories of their culture. He said that if a man wanted to marry a woman, he would work for her father, for free, until the father thought he could support a family. He said his uncle worked for seven years for the right to marry his aunt. Yep...that would cut down on the marriage rate. ...

Exploring Alaska in a 20-foot Winnebago camper

A travel blog entry by diannemurray on Jun 12, 2014

1 comment, 127 photos

... fishermen walking back toward the filleting tables with their catch. There are camping areas on both sides of the rivers offering fishing charters and guides, and dozens of fishermen in waders trying their luck in the opaque, silt-laden waters.

We drive the loop road back onto the highway (mile 100) then back towards Glennallen to cross the Klutina River at a major bridge, which we walk, taking photos of more fishermen, and getting a look at the culture of the ...

A Brief History of Alaskan Transport

A travel blog entry by rodk on Jan 18, 2014

70 photos

... will dig into the snow are also factors to consider. Your choice is guided where possible by prior knowledge of the curve -- which we largely lacked or was difficult to appraise in the few seconds before seeing the curve and entering it. All in all it was huge fun. The curved wooden fender at the front of the sled generally meant we bounced off trees and our willing dog teams always pulled us out of the deepest snow-filled gulches if we were willing to push the sled as ...

Anchorage to Denali

A travel blog entry by kiwikaren on Aug 27, 2013

... clearly. The weather gods were still smiling.

The Alaska Railroad is a single-track railroad with sidings for trains to pass, much like at home. When we reached the point where the train travelling from Fairbanks to Anchorage passed, we pulled into the siding and stopped to let it pass. It passed and we remained stopped for quite some time. Then we proceeded very S-L-O-W-L-Y. We couldn't work out why we had stopped for such a long time or why we ...

Monks with chutzpah!

A travel blog entry by bdsaly on Jul 26, 2013

2 comments, 19 photos

... branches of Orthodox Christianity. Nina is an electrical engineer from Khabarovsk, in the Russian Far East, who married the son of the village's founder and moved there in 1991. Nina, an out-sized personality, with a very strong entrepreneurial streak tries to keep the faith (and language) alive among the village children. As a side-line she peddles Russian souvenirs in her gift shop and a "Russian Experience", her home cooked food and ...