The Van Gilder Hotel

308 Adams St., Seward, Alaska, 99664, United States | Hotel
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The greatest Alaskan adventure!!!

A travel blog entry by amandalynn88


... island that is about half way to Russia. No where near us!

We decided to try out another hike this afternoon. 13 miles north of Seward is grayling and Meridian lakes hike. We didn't realize until we got out there that we forgot bear spray. Two girls in the woods, no bear protection and no one else on the trail was probably not the smartest idea but we talk a lot and talked the whole way so a bear would've heard us before ...

Seward Run

A travel blog entry by andrewjerome


... by Mama Grizzly (aka Caribou Barbie, pitbull in lipstick, Failin' Palin, half baked Alaskan and so on). I thought it would be a lot of fun, as this town had no doubt been put on the map during the 2008 USA presidential campaign. It turns out that I was wrong.

When we reached Wasilla, all we could see was a handful of fast food restaurants, a post office and a park. We weren't convinced that the GPS sent us to the centre of town, so Ted and I kept driving ...

Seward Relaxing by Fireside, Night in Anchorage

A travel blog entry by milady.r


... fantastic experience taking the Alaskan RR for our trips.

On the way back, saw spanning bright blood red Red/Sockeye Salmon in a river the train crossed -- late spawners but better late than never I guess! We saw our lone moose in the field again and saw not only the Bald Eagle chick but both Mother and Father Bald Eagles in near by trees keeping an eye on Junior! And, I can't believe it around Turnagain Arm saw Beluga Whales! ...

Test Drive

A travel blog entry by guyhjalmar


... to be a rare occurrence as it turns out the latest information is his father is worse! It's obviously a proud national trait!
And Guy's Mum really shouldn't worry - we can confidently confirm there are no bed bugs in Alaska - so far!
We start off on our road trip proper tomorrow morning safe in the knowledge that Big Bertha seems to be a good buy (despite her fuel economy) and we're only now on the search for a Caribou and a Purple Butterfly to complete the Big ...

Hiking, WWII Forts and Water Taxi's

A travel blog entry by boysplus


... and difficult terrain, in 2 years they were able to build this fortress along with all of the support buildings to house 500 soldiers (although only 200+ were ever stationed there), along with emplacements for Two 6 inch guns.

Our water taxi was a 24 passenger boat that pulled up to the beach and lowered a ramp in the front for us to climb aboard. This was about the easiest part of our day. After dropping off ...

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