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Brian and Karen in Glacier Bay, Alaska

We are Karen and Brian, bloggers at Alaska Trippers. Welcome to our site and we love to share our knowledge and passion of this diverse frontier of Alaska, known for its forests, glaciers, and wildlife.

Alaska, often referred to as the Last Frontier, is a marvel of natural beauty and untamed wilderness. It is one of our favorite places and since we live near Alaska, we make the trek north each year, often more than once.

Karen first visited Alaska years ago and immediately fell in love with its vast and varied landscapes. Whether you visit by cruise ship or fly into Juneau (the state capital) or Anchorage, you’ll find there is so much to do!

Some of our Alaskan adventures have included dogsledding and whale watching in Juneau or taking the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway north from Skagway.

Alaska’s wildlife is as diverse as its terrain. From the coastal waters we’ve seen whales breach and sea otters play. Visiting the massive glaciers like Hubbard or Glacier Bay, the reward for us is seeing harbor seals rest on floating chunks of ice.

King crab is one of our tastiest delicacies we enjoy when visiting Alaska. For a crab adventure, we took the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour and relived some of the Deadliest Catch voyages. During that tour, we witnessed up to 50 majestic bald eagles dining on herring.

The Wilderness Exploration & Crab Feast was also great with all-you-can-eat crab. Without a tour, there are plenty of places to enjoy crab. While we’ve tried different kind of crab, go for the best – Alaska king crab!

We have seen much wildlife during our tours of Alaska and it’s one of the reasons that keeps us coming back. For us, Fortress of the Bear is a must-see in Sitka as a bear sanctuary.

The towns of Alaska are as varied as the landscape and wildlife. From Juneau to Skagway, or Ketchikan to Icy Strait Point, we have found something magical to explore in every place we’ve visited.

As you can probably tell, we have a love-affair with Alaska and which we share with you. Enjoy our posts devoted to all things Alaska and we’d love to hear from you at karen@alaskatrippers(dot)com or brian@alaskatrippers(dot)com.