30 Gift Ideas for Backpackers: A Complete Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve compiled a list of 30 fun and practical gifts for the backpacker on your list. Each item on the list Paul or I personally own and love or have read lots of reviews of and have added to our own wish lists. This post contains affiliate links that earn us a small commission should … More 30 Gift Ideas for Backpackers: A Complete Holiday Gift Guide

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A New Mate

Every time we travel up to Alaska we experience the wildlife in a new way. Sue and I are intentional about stopping and admiring the beauty and the animals. We always point out how the clouds seem “Just somehow different” every time we go to a new place. This latest adventure to Alaska was especially … More A New Mate

Alaskan Dreams

Our trip to Alaska ended abruptly and unexpectedly. We are home in Oregon now. Glad to be home around friends and family enjoying the wonderful weather. Summer is coming early and still not soon enough. Here’s a random assortment of pictures from our trip to Esther Island.


We flew out of Cordova in the afternoon heading for Esther Island. After a beautiful float plane ride we arrived at our new home. While we were in Cordova everyone warned us of the dampness, the rain and the bears when tenting in this part of Alaska, suggesting that we pitch our tent inside of another tent. … More Tenting

Todd. Hippie Cove.

We had the most wonderful Couchsurfing experience with Todd. We arrived in Cordova and began wandering looking for dinner. We found a Mexican food bus. It was delicious. Then we were picked up by Todd in his beat up Jeep with no interior. He blasted bluegrass music as we drove and introduced ourselves finally reaching … More Todd. Hippie Cove.