Dream trips: Cultural Adventure in Alaska

Esther’s dream:   

I’m terrified of bears and small planes, and my stomach is terrified of boats LOL   
But I love people!  Can you plan me a cultural trip to Alaska 
to meet Native Alaskans, Russians, and Homesteaders? 

Yes, Esther, I can!


 

ALASKAN ADVENTURE THROUGH THE GOLDRUSHERS
You can to to Dawson City, up in the Yukon, to experience the life of the Goldrushers.  Though not the Native Alaskans, the goldrush history is integral to the territory. Stay in an inn dating back to 1898 whose floors are slanted today because the building was originally constructed on permafrost.
You can even have a cocktail at the bar downstairs called the Sour Toe with — YES! — a real human toe in the drink. Just watch this:

ALASKAN ADVENTURE WITH NATIVE ALASKANS
To meet the real Native Alaskans, you can fly up to Barrow on the Arctic Ocean.   This Native Alaskan community’s ATM machine has language options like Hboob, and the local Native Alaskans still dry fish on racks above their homes.

You can travel down the Inside Passage to the port town of Ketchikan where some 19th-century Native Alaskan relics are curated:   totem poles of the Tlingits.

ALASKAN ADVENTURE WITH THE RUSSIANS
And don’t miss the Russians in the waterfront village of Sitka!  Not exactly Native Alaskans but still a vibrant part of regional history, their churches and dance festivals will be educational as well as touching.

And if you are really fascinated by their culture, you can do a Russian Homestay for an overnight on the Kenai!

Em and Dave at Russian Homestay

Yes, Esther, we can introduce you to the REAL Native Alaskan locals!



If you’re looking for a unique trip like this,  I am the travel designer for you! 
Reach me here:
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melanie@toughlovetravel.com

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