With the indulgence of the Gumbo Gurus, I hope you might enjoy my podcasted account of a summer in Alaska:
I was organizing camping tours around what is known as the’' ‘paved loop’ and this gives some insights into putting a trip together on the ground. Times have doubtless changed since I was there, but the largest state in the Union still proves a strong draw for lovers of the wild and wonderful, whether from a cruise ship or the open flap of a tent !
For those of you who prefer to read, the link to the written version with photos, here is this link.
Some photos of this adventure follow. For photo legends, scroll to and hold your mouse over the image: