Tag: anchorage

Winter Solstice Lanterns

Before moving to Alaska, winter solstice wasn’t really something on my radar, and we definitely didn’t do anything to celebrate it. However, when you live in a area that gets so little light during this time of year and so much during summer solstice, you start to take notice. As we began our homeschooling journey …

Three Waterfalls to Visit around Anchorage, Alaska

Are you visiting the Anchorage area and want to see some of the waterfalls it has to offer, or are you local and looking for some easy yet stunning hikes? Here are three great options!

Exploring Alaska with Kids: Reflections Lake

Often families post online asking for recommendations for a good hike for little ones close to the Anchorage area. My first suggestion is always Reflections lake.Out of all the hikes we have been on Reflections Lake is likely the one we have visited most often. It is always at the top of my list when …

Celebrating Summer Solstice

Summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and shortest night. It is the time of year in which earth’s north pole is at its maximum tilt towards the sun, traveling it’s longest path across the sky. This day marks the official start of the summer season.Solstices are a big deal up here in …

Exploring Alaska With Kids: Iditarod

Did you know there are two different starts to the Iditarod, the ceremonial start and the restart. Though we had hoped to attend the restart this year, we have only ever attended the ceremonial start. The ceremonial starts begins in Anchorage and has done so since 1983. Starting at 10am on the first Saturday in …

DIY Ice Lanterns

Before we moved to Alaska, we had never celebrated the solstices before. I only knew when the winter solstice was because it is the same day as my brother and sister’s. However, in Alaska the summer and winter solstice is a big deal. There are multiple celebrations. We particularly enjoy the Solstice Tree Tour in …

The Anchorage Solstice Tree Tour 2018

Where I grew up, in the Midwest, if there were solstice celebrations, I was unaware of them. However, here in Alaska, celebrating the summer and winter solstice is a much bigger deal. This is for the obvious reason that the solstices have a real effect on every day life here.

2018 Alaskan Earthquake

Our experience during the 2018 Alaskan Earthquake.

The Anchorage Sand Dune at Kincaid Park

I assume when the average person envisions Anchorage, Alaska they picture mountains capped with snow and valleys rounded out by the glaciers that once passed through them. They may think of salmon swimming up the streams or moose wondering about. Often people find it quite surprising to learn that nestled in the forests of Anchorages …

Three Short Walks with Amazing Views Inside of Anchorage

If you are an inexperienced hiker, you have small children, or you don’t have a lot of time to spare I totally understand wanting to find a place that is beautiful, yet doesn’t require a lot of walking. In addition, due to the somewhat intimidating wildlife in the area, I like to keep a list …