5 Things To Explore in Fairbanks
Alaskan Adventures Part 4

This last installment on Alaskan Adventures is packed with travel tips. Enjoy!

“To know the wilderness is to know a profound humility, to recognize one’s littleness, to sense dependence, and interdependence, indebtedness and responsibility.”

-Howard Zahniser, author of the Wilderness Act of 1964

Downtown Fairbanks was more cosmopolitan than I expected (ok ok, I did not expect tons of urban life). Upon reflection, it warms my heart to say that visiting a place viewed as remote in the lower 48 turned out to involve many warm encounters with quirky, friendly folks. Even in a place with so much amazing, non-human-related nature, the people were a big part of what made the experiences so memorable. Thus, the quote above. Perhaps it is partly the unforgiving environment that forged a culture of down-to-earth friendliness among those who live here.

We witnessed various shenanigans on a Sunday in Fairbanks, some you’ll have to ask me in person for a recounting. Beyond those:

We stopped in at Lavelle’s Taphouse for a good beer selection, and while there, saw a truck get stuck in the fluffy (tricky) snow out front. Continue reading