How to Get Paid to Visit Alaska

How to Get Paid to Visit Alaska
October 11, 2015

  Alaska is an alluring place that many people dream about or have on their travel bucket list. Bucket lists include lots of dream destinations for most people; however, the best part about bucket lists is actually doing or achieving something on that list. Visit Nepal. Hike the Appalachian Trail. See the Northern Lights.   How to Achieve that Goal For me, my number one dream destination and my top of the bucket list item was Alaska. My initial goal was to work in Alaska as a teacher […]


Basic Photography Tips

Basic Photography Tips
October 8, 2015

  As part of my quest to bring you ways to work and travel, I’ve invited Sabra Gilbert to offer a few basic photography tips. Personally, my skills have come a long way but I have so much more to learn especially since I bought my first digital camera only this year. Photography is a commonly known way of making money while on the road, but you have to start with the basics before you consider earning that much sought after cash.   Hi everyone! I’m extremely excited […]


Traveling as a Student Worker

Traveling as a Student Worker
October 7, 2015

    I have been and always will be a question-asker. Sometimes you simply need to know stuff. This interview series will feature random travelers I meet that do not blog or write about their travels. They work or travel to unique places. I want to know why and what they recommend in order to follow their path. My goal is to show you how you can afford to visit exotic and alluring places without breaking the bank by sharing different ways to travel the world. Not all […]


Photo Obsession: Alaskan Fall Colors

Photo Obsession: Alaskan Fall Colors
October 4, 2015

  Holy moly! Fall colors in the Lower 48 are astonishing until you see the Alaskan tundra change colors. Imagine all the color you normally see on the trees and picture it on the ground with the trees changing a brilliant yellow color. I will always have a soft spot for this state and the numerous natural wonders it produces. The fall season in Alaska is extremely short, three weeks at best but normally a two-week period depending on how far north you are. This year I started […]


Touring Jacobsen Salt Co.

Touring Jacobsen Salt Co.
September 30, 2015

  Actually, that is a lie. We didn’t tour the Jacobsen’s facility. Instead, we visited the tasting room in Portland, Oregon. It was even better than only touring because we got to sample the product. Yeah! By we, I mean my sister, brother-in-law and me. It was so much fun!     I have a new appreciation for salt thanks to the very helpful and informative staff on hand for our visit. We were lucky enough to speak with several of the employees. The salt they harvest comes […]


5 Reasons to Visit Alaska

5 Reasons to Visit Alaska
September 27, 2015

There are numerous reasons to visit the largest state of the United States. Alaska is filled with enough natural wonders to last a lifetime. After two years of seasonal working here, my Alaskan bucket list keeps getting larger versus smaller. I am not complaining. The state amazes me. The people fascinate me. These five reasons cover only the initial desire to visit Alaska. 1. Catch a view of majestic Denali   Denali attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the interior of Alaska. Not only are visitors looking […]


Traveling New Zealand as a WWOOFer

Traveling New Zealand as a WWOOFer
September 26, 2015

My goal is to bring you different ways to travel the world. Showing you how you can afford to visit exotic and alluring places is important. Not all readers understand traveling can be about more than vacations. Not all readers have buttloads of cash or time to fly to Europe or Australia for only a week. The Adventure List is here to help. Follow my interview series or guest posts to find out how other people can afford their lifestyle of travel as well as how I afford […]


10 Places to Eat Some Damn Good Pizza

10 Places to Eat Some Damn Good Pizza
September 24, 2015

  Pizza is my thing! Ask me what I want to eat and I’ll usually respond with pizza or Italian food. Love it! I’m sure I have Italian genes somewhere. Right, Mom? When traveling, I will hunt down a pizzeria and hit it up at least once, if not more. This qualifies me as an expert, in my humble opinion.   Where to Go Pizza Hut – Everywhere Yeah I know, it’s a chain and lots of you will get turned off by this fact but damn, they […]


How to Do a Seward Pub Crawl

How to Do a Seward Pub Crawl
September 22, 2015

  “What do you want to do today?” I asked my friend who was based in Seward, Alaska. She is an outdoorsy-type of person so I assumed she’d want to go hiking or somesuch like that, much to my non-hiking sensibilities. I was wrong!   How to Pub Crawl in Seward Start off with a delicious lunch at Chinooks Restaurant. Yes, I said lunch. We started this pub crawl early. Try their house special Chinook Burger topped with caramelized onions, bacon, and parmesan cheese and a load of […]


Photo Obsession: Alaskan Wildflowers

Photo Obsession: Alaskan Wildflowers
September 13, 2015

Welcome back to another addition of Photo Obsession. My brain appeared to enjoy taking photos of Alaskan wildflowers this past season. They became my latest obsession. Previous addictions include lizards, hummingbirds and Roatan flowers. What I found really interesting about tracking wildflowers was the immense amount of change that occurred from May till September. Many times when I was out walking the flowers that were in bloom were completely different then two weeks ago. I’m not sure I would have noticed all the variety if I wasn’t intent […]


Life on the Alaskan North Slope

Life on the Alaskan North Slope
September 10, 2015

I have been and always will be a question-asker. Sometimes you simply need to know stuff. This interview series will feature random travelers I meet that do not blog or write about their travels. They work or travel to unique places. I want to know why and what they recommend in order to follow their path. Today’s guest comes to you from the Alaskan North Slope. They have asked to remain anonymous so meet Alaskan Traveler. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in such a […]


Birthday Celebration in Homer

Birthday Celebration in Homer
September 7, 2015

After cresting the hill, I gazed upon the beauty that is Homer. This small fishing town sits at the bottom of Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. It is surrounded by the bluish-green waters of Kachemak Bay. Homer is known as the Halibut Capital of the World or at least that is what their sign told me. Based on the numerous boats and pictures of fishermen hefting enormous halibut, I tend to agree. Initially, I did come here to fish. Nah, not really. I don’t fish but I was willing to […]


Drivers License Hassle

Drivers License Hassle
September 3, 2015

There are times when it seems as if the world is conspiring against you. The world is telling you, “Don’t do it. It is not going to work out how you imagine it. I will stop you somehow.” Persistence, determination, and desire are the only ways to push past the obstacles. I was persistent in my determination to enjoy my desire to vacation on Kenai Peninsula. It was going to happen regardless of all the hassle I went through to achieve this vacation. Before I could pick up […]


Good Idea Gone South

Good Idea Gone South
August 2, 2015

A day into Denali National Park is typically a pretty decent day. I look forward to the relaxing long-haul bus ride to Eielson or Kantishna. The day is filled with hard-core animal sightings and jaw-dropping scenic views. The bus driver/guides are well-informed and funny. Normally. What happens when a day in the park goes south? It can happen. Yes, it did happen on my last two trips into the park. So disappointing. Trip One: Remember all the wildfires in Alaska? No? Well, when over 300 fires are raging, […]


Dream Destinations

Dream Destinations
July 28, 2015

If you were to ask me, where do you really want to visit? What are your dream destinations? These places would be the first to fall from my mouth. Aruba photo credit: Traveling Pooh Tahiti photo credit: Air Tahiti Nui Antarctica photo credit: Tak Italy photo credit: Melenama Bali photo credit: via Flickr Fiji photo credit: via Flickr Maine photo credit: via Flickr Patagonia photo credit: via Flickr   Secondary places: Maldives, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland   Which of these places have you visited? Suggestions? What are […]