“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
What inspired my trip to Alaska?
At various points throughout my life, I hear a voice that Jack London termed the “Call of the Wild.” Such was the case in July 2017 when I spontaneously decided to go to Alaska. Unlike Jack London and his characters, I was driving a comfortable RV on the vast expanse of the Alaskan roads. My intentions were to connect, to inspire, and to recharge.
I squint into the sun that would almost set at around midnight. It hangs low in the pale sky. The Alaskan summer days seem to stretch forever. It is disorienting and dazzling, and it is my first impression of this road trip.
My book recommendations
Alaska A Novel, by James A. Michener
Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
Coming into the Country, by John McPhee
The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
To Build a Fire, by Jack London
The Man with the Gash, by Jack London
The White Silence, by Jack London