This book describes my fifth trip to Alaska where, according to Jack London, once you visit that northern region of the world, it takes a firm hold of your spirit, and you want to return some day.
In the summer of 2014, I made a relatively comfortable road trip for six weeks in my 2008 Lexus SUV with which I pulled a 17-foot custom-made travel trailer that cost $30,000. It had a cozy bed, air conditioner, solar power, and a tiny "wet bath" in which I could almost accomplish my toilet business and take a shower at the same time.
I didn’t have a great deal of RVing experience under my belt, but it didn’t matter to me because I was willing to learn the ropes of RVing and enjoy (or suffer) any consequences along the road. I’m an adventurer by heart. I love to visit new places, meet new people, and experience new ways of living. I’m a free spirit willing to take chances just for the fun of it.
I spent over 200 hours preparing for this latest journey by reading many books and articles about traveling to the Arctic region. Because my trailer was almost new, it was in excellent condition; I simply washed it and loaded it with food, dishes, utensils, a small pot, a frying pan, clothing, toiletries, several other personal items, a laptop computer, and maps. I also bought an extra spare tire and rim for the RV.
On June 5, 2014 I left my home in Lynden, Washington (state) for the Land of the Midnight Sun, where many exciting adventures awaited me just up the road. I hope you enjoy reading about them.