Make Your Dreams Come True. Head for Alaska!

Alaska.  More Than An Adventure is Published!

This is the cover for the color version of the book.

Think about placing Alaska in your bucket list.  It is one of the most astonishingly beautiful places on earth.  It is a place where the air is crisp and clean.  It is a place that can revive and restore you!  Wild animals abound and fish can be larger than a human beings.  There is so much more to Alaska than can be captured in a book, but I hope to lead readers  to the “Promised Land.”

Cruising and RVing in Alaska

What is the best way to travel to Alaska?  Well, there is no “best”  way!  But– you could cruise the Inside Passage, or you could rent an RV and skim across the countryside.  Linking the two experiences will bring you up close to the landscape, historic sites, people, fish, foul, and animals in the wild.  Of course, you could just call a travel agency, sign up for a bus tour, or travel by train through some of Alaska.  Or, you could launch into the travel-planning yourself!  But if you are considering visiting Alaska your way, this book may help to make your dreams come true. And you just might enjoy its 200+ photographs and illustrations of Alaska.

The Peoples of Alaska

Not only will we visit the most important sites of Alaska — you may learn a little about the peoples who have inhabited the land.  Back-stories on glaciers, Russians, First Nations, and myths/stories that have been preserved by Alaskans, permeate the book.

A Shaman’s Mask!!

Ancient oral traditions reveal how early peoples lived very challenging and scary lives.   Raven’s story about how he survived and escaped the belly to of a whale to freedom is inspiring.  And the blind boy who begins to see because of a Loon, teaches us that parents should take care of their children. And during the gold rush days, the story about Soapy Smith and the gunfight on Moore’s dock is a nail-biter.

One of the more than 30 Russian Orthodox Churches that you will find all over Alaska!

 

 

Alaska. More than an Adventure will visit most of the major cities and towns in Alaska, with advice on how to plan and prepare for the adventure.  By land, we visit Fairbanks, the Arctic Circle, Anchorage, Seward, Whittier, Prince William Sound, Valdez, and across the Kenai Peninsula. We will meet a moose who adopted us as we speed by Kenai, Soldotna, Kasilof, Ninilchik, and the Homer Spit.  By sea, we will explore Vancouver, Seattle, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier, and the Tlingit stop at Hoonah.

The beauty of Alaska is on every side!

Gold Rushes.

B&W Version of the Book

We consider the gold rushes and the hundreds of thousands of men and women who fled to Alaska with high hopes of wealth. And those that died from exposure, hunger, or avalanches.

Exploitation of First Nations Peoples.

Being one quarter Cherokee, I was compelled to consider the indigenous peoples in Alaska. There are feature stories about the exploitation of the First Nations by both Russia and the United States. It was their land and now it is our land! Understanding a bit about the land and its peoples makes the journey even more meaningful!

Dream of Denali!

Soon.  The original book is in color.  Both the Kindle and Second book (Two) are in Black and White.  At this point Amazon has uploaded the B&W and Kindle versions of the book.  I am waiting for the color version to emerge.

They have incorrectly run the text together that describes the book.  Hopefully that will be fixed soon!  In the next few days, I hope to send you an excerpt or two from the book.  Click on the title of the book above and it will take you to one of its locations on Amazon.  Find a legal pad, keep your pen ready, and take this fascinating journey with me!  More photos will be coming soon!

If you have questions about Alaska, please email me at selvidge@ucmo.edu

As always this post is copyrighted by Marla J. Selvidge

 

 

 

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