Tim from Tok. Is there any other way we could cap off this season than with our Alaskan road savior? We were in sorry shape when we were towed into Tok. And we were complete strangers to Tim, yet he and his wife Maria were welcoming. They shared their time, expertise, food, and wisdom withContinue reading “Podcast: Tim”
Zach Wallace has just about the coolest fleet of vehicles in all of Alaska—a squad of Vangons, including a Syncro. Luckily for those who travel north to Anchorage, he rents them out. Last Frontier Westys has been in business for only a couple years, but his love for VWs has been around for, well, generations.
George is a young guy with enough stories to fill a lifetime thanks to his Vanagon… and his Subaru. Even though he lives and works in Homer, his adventures have taken him south to Mexico and everywhere in between.
Season 8, the Alaskan leg of our 49-state adventure, is finally available on all streaming platforms. We really love this season and the people we met along the way. You’ll meet a professional fishing guide and sea boat captain, a wily Vanagon owner, a bed and bus-fest owner, a couple of famous birders, the ownerContinue reading “Season 8 is live”
I noticed the engine acting a little funny when we pulled into Anchorage a couple weeks ago; it would diesel when I shut it off and when I turned it on, it took a few cranks to turn over. Our ever-trusty hometown VW guru, Norm, said it might be points. Fortunately, before heading north onContinue reading “Tok: Tim, Maria, and Randy”
Alaska. For me this has been a dream come true. I have always fantasized about making it to Alaska and here we are.
There’s a lot (like a ton) of driving. Without any cell signal to speak of, have your jams downloaded. Fortunately, we have 38 (now 39) state’s worth of songs already cataloged. And try as I might, I could not find a mention of Alaska or any of its fair towns in Dylan’s songbook.
We made it to Alaska. The Alaska trekker has a bible called The Milepost. It is a guidebook that outlines mile-by-mile the routes through and around the most northern reaches of North America. Some things to note about The Milepost: