Travel Blogs from Barrow
Visiting Barrow, Alaska was a true eye-opening experience. We got to the Fairbanks airport at 6:15 am. There were only a few of us waiting by the gate, so we figured it would be a pretty empty plane. The plane was packed coming in from Anchorage. The plane also stops at Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse and was full of oil workers commuting back to work.
Landing at Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse was our first view of Alaska Truda. The layover ...
Barrow is my 3rd trip to Alaska in the last 6 months and it was way different than the last two trips. It was a great experience, but spending too much time here could be depressing. I arrived here and walked to a couchsurfers house. He was a pretty cool guy who for some reason has always worked in cold areas like Antarctica and here. He was a marine biologist/scientist that had some great stories on whaling. ...
I didn't have a good sleep with thinking about things such as getting a rental car, so many places were sold out or else they were totally exorbitant in price. Maybe I will be able to look round Barrow without one. I hadn't thought there would be rental cars in Barrow until I got an email saying that I could get discount off one.
Got up 5.30am, got sorted & went upstairs, Paul had just got up (was still blown away by the fact that he's taking me to the airport when I only ...
Where’s Chuck Today? Barrow, AK
Well today is a day that I have been looking forward to for some time.
A trip to Barrow, AK has been on my bucket list for a long long time. Why?
Who knows just something I’ve always wanted to do.
Up early to catch the plane in Fairbanks, with a 30 ...
... landscape of pumping platforms, roads and warehouses spread across the tundra. The Arctic Ocean sits as barrier to man's development....except for offshore oil rigs. We offload and onload passengers in just a few minutes.
The approach into Barrow gives us a great view of the environs. Endless tundra, interspersed with potholes full of water and just offshore the sea pack goes on to the horizon. After landing we walk down ...