• Life as an earthnomad

    Exit Glacier hike

    A great way to visit Kenai Fjords National Park is to make the trip to Exit Glacier. You can hike all the way up to the Harding Icefield. This is a fairly intense hike up, and the round trip is about 8 miles. Some people hike up and camp on top to enjoy the sunrise. Others hire a guide to actually climb the glacier. None of the above is suitable for younger kids, so we join a ranger on a hike to the toe of Exit Glacier. We start off at the visitor center and hike through lush forest. The kids have done their homework, and earned their Junior Ranger…

  • Taking the handTram on the Lower Winner Creek Trail
    Life as an earthnomad

    Hiking in Girdwood

    We are yearning to get some hiking in on this beautiful day in Girdwood. It is easy to get occupied with laundry, groceries and work, even when you are traveling. It is a 2.5 mile hike to get to the hand tram on the Lower Winner Creek trail. Just perfect in case we don’t manage to do the tram with the dog. On the other side of the tram, the trail continues. When we arrive at the trail head, we find out from some berry pickers that we are approaching the hand tram from the other end of the trail than we were planning on. We only have about a…

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    Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with kids

    Because we are traveling full time at the moment, we have to distinguish clearly between what we would do if we were on vacation and our responsibilities of daily life. It is so easy to sleep late when kids allow you to, and it seems only natural to act like a tourist when you are in a new environment. Our family agreement is not to live like we are permanently on vacation, so we can spend time on basic writing, reading and math with the kids and work online. Sometimes however we make a true exception and willingly decide to break the budget. Visiting a National Park by boat is…

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