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Dear readers, this blog is based on my experiences I’ve gathered on this beautiful planet so far and which I will hopefully continue to gather, may it be one hour away from home or on the other side of the globe. First of all: for traveling you do not have…

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Banff National Park – the final of the big road trip

It happened to be that we got to the last pitch of our great road trip. That one lead us further through the heart of the Canadian rockies, through the Banff National Park. We started our stay in the park with the most obligatory visit of Moraine Lake. I was…

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Birthday celebrations at Maligne Lake

Like already pointed out in the previous report Mira’s birthday was coming up and I had a great surprise trip planned. This trip started the evening before her birthday in Jasper, where we went to an outdoor rental shop and got us two a kayak each. Once mounted to our…

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Jasper National Park – back in the Rockies

The Rockies had us back and that was good. Here, I knew my way and what’s going on, still, there were so many great things to do and discover. Mira’s birthday was just around the corner and I had a plan about what we could do on that day. However,…

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The Northern Rockies – the plan that fell through

Our trip through the North slowly approached its end, but also on our way down South our route offered many possibilities for outdoor recreation. We started our journey from Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway, which we would now follow to its very end. Everything started quite well and after our…

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Tombstone Territorial Park – Subarctic adventures in the Yukon

Our adventure in Denali National Park was the crowning finish to our journey through Alaska. We only spent one more day in Fairbanks and then started our way back to the Canadian Border. Now we were heading towards the areas of the gold rushes around the Forty-Mile River and the…

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Denali – the big adventure in the wilderness (part 2)

Day 3: Mountaineering to the Pass Somehow after all these exciting happenings on the previous day, we still got quite some good rest during the night. Now we woke up to some magnificent weather. Just now some of the first sun rays made it over the summit behind our tent…

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Denali – the big adventure in the wilderness (part 1)

Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula and in general the Pacific coast were a finished chapter for us. Now we were heading further to the interior of Alaska. We were on our way to Denali National Park. I still had a score to settle with this place. For instance, I have never…

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The second trip to the Kenai Peninsula

Like already announced, we still had more plans on the Kenai Peninsula. A new window for our van would be available after the long Memorial Day weekend, which made us travel around for this trip only with a provisory tape setup covering the hole. Also, we could store all our…

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The Kenai-Peninsula – new worlds to explore

The next chapter to be written on our trip was set to take place on the Kenai-Peninsula south of Anchorage. In Anchorage itself we had spent a few days meeting some friends, planning our further travels and investigating the weather. Then, finally, all the signs were on ‚go‘ and we…

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park – into the Wild

Now that we were running on our summer schedule, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park was our next stop on the route. Well, actually it was quite a detour from our trip but for Alaskan measurements, it was basically around the corner. In addition to that America‘s biggest National Park is just…

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