Alaska 2017

“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