Hello and thank you for being a DL contributor. We are changing the login scheme for contributors for simpler login and to better support using multiple devices. Please click here to update your account with a username and password.

Hello. Some features on this site require registration. Please click here to register for free.

Hello and thank you for registering. Please complete the process by verifying your email address. If you can't find the email you can resend it here.

Hello. Some features on this site require a subscription. Please click here to get full access and no ads for $1.99 or less per month.

The Alaska Thread

Let’s discuss the Last Frontier. Have you lived there? Born & raised there? Visited? What’s good, what’s bad?

by Anonymousreply 11September 17, 2023 4:14 AM

I can see Russia from my house!

by Anonymousreply 1September 16, 2023 10:09 PM

[quote]The Alaska Thread

Hard to imagine a more useless one.

by Anonymousreply 2September 16, 2023 10:11 PM

My uncle moved there during the 50s and it wasn't long after that his wife divorced him and moved to California.

by Anonymousreply 3September 16, 2023 10:37 PM

I opened up my bussy there

by Anonymousreply 4September 16, 2023 10:40 PM

I (barely) visited there last summer on a cruise (Carnival!) last summer. It's absolutely gorgeous and wild.

I definitely want to go again on a non-cruise vacation. I (understandably) feel a little robbed because one of the only shore excursions we booked (bi-plane tour of two glaciers) was canceled because of poor visibility. But what I could see of Alaska and its wilderness really captivated me. I'm a nature lover and to have the opportunity to see and explore land that is still wild and underpopulated is very appealing to me.

I cried when two whales breached extremely close to our ship while we were at sea. Yeah, i'm *that* person. Seeing a ton of bald eagles just sitting around nonchalantly on dock piers was pretty thrilling. We even saw some friggin' flying fish and many schools of dolphins.

I live in Northern California, and even though I live where it's not unusual to see deer, fox, wild turkey, rattlesnakes, wild cats of all sorts, coyotes, etc., I could easily live in a much more remote area with more wildlife and be very happy. No, I'd never live there, but another visit (or a few) is definitely warranted, in my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 5September 16, 2023 10:58 PM

I love her. Wow is one of my favoite Jams ans her podcast with Willam is hysterical.

by Anonymousreply 6September 16, 2023 11:10 PM

I have thought about retiring in Anchorage. I've always wanted to live somewhere where it is cold most of the year. The state pays people to live there. Not a ton, but still...

by Anonymousreply 7September 16, 2023 11:40 PM

When she's baked, she's good.

by Anonymousreply 8September 17, 2023 12:06 AM

I’ve been there—twice. It feels like you’re on a different planet. It’s so vast and wild and breathtakingly beautiful. It’s also outrageously expensive.

by Anonymousreply 9September 17, 2023 1:12 AM

Love Sitka. Yes, it's mildly tourist-y but beautiful. Weather is perfect for me, not too warm, not too cold...just right!

by Anonymousreply 10September 17, 2023 1:33 AM

Isn't that where Trump's grandpa ran a whorehouse?

by Anonymousreply 11September 17, 2023 4:14 AM
Need more help? Click Here.

Yes indeed, we too use "cookies." Take a look at our privacy/terms or if you just want to see the damn site without all this bureaucratic nonsense, click ACCEPT. Otherwise, you'll just have to find some other site for your pointless bitchery needs.


Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads!