Alaska - The Last Frontier. True Wilderness. Where Mankind comes Second.
Wilderness [...] is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium. - Sigurd F. Olson
Alaska was on our bucket list for a long time. It always appealed to us as the place farthest away possible, one to seek tranquility and just for getting away from it all. When we finally traveled there in August 2013, we were astonished by the raw and untouched beauty of this state, the greatness and how mankind seemed to just be the accepted visitor but not the first one up the chain. I think I read once that Alaska is one of the few places on earth where you really feel like it still remains like it was when created, untouched and unharmed by humanity and still in balance.
So what to bring to Alaska other than some warm clothes, waterproof photography gear and bear spray (which we actually didn't need)? The Milepost, a one of a kind, 4 pound heavy book with details around food, drinks and places to stay and see, listed by all the major highways throughout Alaska.
Get ready for quite some miles to travel and don't limit yourself with a cruise ship, it's all about being on the road and driving through the state. Read more about our journey in our blog posts!