Author: Jennie Flaming

A Fairbanksan’s Foodie guide to Fairbanks, Alaska

Are you heading to Fairbanks and love good food? Want to find restaurants that are popular with locals as well as visitors? You’ve come to the right place, friend. My hot take as a former Fairbanksan and frequent visitor (both visiting friends and working as a guide) is that...

Which is better: Denali on your own or with a Cruise line?

Feeling confused about the best way to visit Denali National Park? Taking a cruise and not sure if you should visit Denali on your own or with a cruise line? If so, this article is for you! I’ll walk you through the three factors you want to consider –...

What’s the best way to see Alaska? According to an Alaska Guide

Planning your dream Alaska trip and trying to decide between a cruise and planning a trip on your own? You are not alone in wondering what’s the best way to see Alaska! In general, for travelers who want to go to as many different places as possible, a cruise...

Best Things to do in Alaska Cruise Ports on your own

Planning a cruise to Alaska but don’t like organized tours? Great news! There are plenty of wonderful things you can do completely on your own, and many of them are free or very affordable. I’ve worked in the Alaska cruise industry since the late 90s and have lived in...

Best Alaska Cruise Excursions according to an Alaska Guide

Are you looking for the best Alaska cruise excursions for your upcoming Alaska cruise? If you need some help sorting through the overwhelming number of options, I’m here to help. I’ve worked in the Alaska cruise industry since the late 90s and have lived in two Alaska cruise ports....

Manastash Lake and Lost Lake Trail Guide

Looking for a larch hike in mid to late October without the crowds? The trail to Manastash Lake and Lake is the one for you! This trail does have dirt bikes (off trail motorcycles) so if you’re not interested in a shared use trail, this will not be the...

13 Fun Things to do in Westport, Washington

Westport, Washington is an ideal family friendly and affordable year round getaway near Seattle and Tacoma but yet a world away. Who doesn’t love the beach? Westport is refreshingly unpretentious. Everything in Westport is focused on the ocean, so it’s the ideal place to visit the beach, go fishing,...

Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs: Relaxation in Whitehorse

There’s really nothing like a hot springs visit for true relaxation and if you’re on a long road trip a soak is the perfect way to spend a day or an evening. Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs near Whitehorse is an ideal stop just off the Alaska Highway or on...

The Perfect Yukon Territory Road Trip for Adventurers

Adventurous road trippers, look no further than a Yukon road trip in remote Northwest Canada for a journey through stunning landscapes waiting to be explored by the few visitors who are creative about finding uncrowded places to explore. The Yukon has been one of my favorite places in the...