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Old 10-29-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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Is alaska in your plans for 2014? Part i

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By Barry Zander, Edited by Monique Zander, the Never-Bored RVersThis past summer we made an arduous 17,050-mile trip to the Canadian Maritimes, starting and ending in California.* A wonderful excursion, rivaling our 14,000-mile trip to Alaska (which began in Key West).* While in the Canadian Atlantic Provinces, we were asked several times, “Which was better? [...]


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Old 10-30-2013, 05:08 AM   #2
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That would be a dream trip for me. And I'm ready to leave next year if I get the right response to the following question: Is anyone out there willing to sponsor my gas charges?

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Old 10-30-2013, 06:12 AM   #3
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You can get a good taste doing the inter-passage cruise.
7 Days from Vancouver to Ankorage.

If you have the time and money, Vancouver is worth 3-4 days alone on the front end.
The comforts of a 5 star cruise ship and some side trip is very rewarding.

Probably most extensively beautiful place I've ever been.

Probably won't get there in an RV, but very glad I took the cruise.


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Old 10-30-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
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We spent 19 days did Alaska in 2008. We flew into Anchorage, rented a MH for a week. We could have spent 2 to 3 weeks in the MH easily. We rented a house for a short week in Steward. Then jump onboard a cruise ship, and floated down to Vancouver. The things we did and saw was incredible. Alaska and the Bahamas are two areas that I would love to go back to.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:42 AM   #5
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Even though most of us are experienced road travelers, I think Doug's and Jagiven's stories are going to be more common than driving to Alaska. I have the time to drive - not sure about the money. Has anyone made a road trip from the Midwest to Alaska? ... would be interested in hearing about it.

How about Barrow in January? ... just kidding.
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We left for Alaska on May 9th last spring and were in AK until just before Labor Day. You can read our blog here. I'm hoping to make a return trip in 2015.


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