Alaska Traveler: Dispatches from America's Last Frontier

Alaska Traveler: Dispatches from America's Last Frontier

Dana Stabenow / Jul 14, 2020
Alaska Traveler Dispatches from America s Last Frontier Dana Stabenow was born in Alaska when it was a territory grew up on and around fishing boats worked for an air taxi service a cannery and later on the oilfields of the North Slope Today she s an
  • Title: Alaska Traveler: Dispatches from America's Last Frontier
  • Author: Dana Stabenow
  • ISBN: 9781936666867
  • Page: 353
  • Format: ebook
  • Dana Stabenow was born in Alaska when it was a territory, grew up on and around fishing boats, worked for an air taxi service, a cannery, and later, on the oilfields of the North Slope Today, she s an Edgar award winning mystery writer with over 25 Alaska based novels to her credit Stabenow knows Alaska.Writing for Alaska Magazine, she revisited old haunts and explored mDana Stabenow was born in Alaska when it was a territory, grew up on and around fishing boats, worked for an air taxi service, a cannery, and later, on the oilfields of the North Slope Today, she s an Edgar award winning mystery writer with over 25 Alaska based novels to her credit Stabenow knows Alaska.Writing for Alaska Magazine, she revisited old haunts and explored many new ones to capture the vital pioneering spirit of the state she calls home From cruising the Inner Passage to hiking the Chilkoot Trail, bidding on bachelors at Talkeetna s Winterfest, to a behind the scenes look at the Iditarod sled dog race, Alaska Traveler collects over 50 of Stabenow s columns about life on America s last frontier It s Alaska in all seasons not just the summer months and in all its quirky, iconoclastic glory.Travelers planning a trip to Alaska will find much to inspire them, as will those just interested to read about the state that residents call The Great Land.
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        Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on 75 foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere.


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    1. I have read all of Stabenow s mysteries That is reason I bought this book.I am an Alaska and pretty much the same age as Stabenow and lived a similar life Thus I have experienced many of the same experiences From my perspective I read this as true and what I would write if I had Stabenow s skill.Thanks so much Dana.I highly recommend this to Alaskans and those who would be.I lingered over in when reading this book I only wanted the impact of each story to be an individual I wanted to deal in the [...]


    2. Alaska Traveler is a collection of articles by Dana Stabenow, originally published in Alaska Magazine in her travel in Alaska column Stories read in random order, as part of the 2014 Deal Me In Short Story Reading Challenge bibliophilica.wordpress deal me i.Males for Sale, Cheap, HairyAn amusing anecdote about the Wilderness Woman Contest and the Talkeetna Bachelor Auction, events that kick off the Talkeetna Winterfest celebration every December.Alaska Travel EtiquetteHumorous but nevertheless s [...]


    3. This is a collection of travel articles on Alaska, most of which Stabenow wrote for her column in Alaska Magazine The articles are interesting and the content is pretty varied, from general travel tips and descriptions of glaciers to vignettes of life in the bush and accounts of local celebrations I learned a ton, and it inspired me to return to Alaska The style and structure, however, does get a little samey if you try to read too many close together There s a lot of not exactly name dropping, [...]


    4. I ve always had dreams of visiting Alaska, but those dreams have cooled somewhat in recent years Now that I ve read Ms Stabenow s book of essays, that dream is again calling to me.This book is written with Dana s typical style, humor and grace Throughout some of the chapters I am imagining Ms Stabenow in these stories, climbing when she had vowed newer to sleep under a tent again, rushing around trying to buy baby mukluks and being distracted and her way with words just paints such a picture tha [...]


    5. I loved this set of short columns from the weekly paper that Dana wrote over 5 years of travelling around Alaska and trying new experiences and getting involved in some really unusual events It seems that nearly all the towns large villages by UK standards have unique events to celebrate their heritage or a special event that happened to this town And of course there is the Editarod the husky sled race across Alaska celebrating the vaccine delivery that actually took place in the most awful of w [...]


    6. This collection is a very fun read, especially for anyone who s either spent time in Alaska or is considering a trip.The stories here originally appeared in Alaska Traveler magazine, and are short, easy to read vignettes of the author s experiences in various towns and remote locations around the great state of Alaska Filled with outdoor adventure, quirky local characters, and all sorts of charm, the stories are greatly entertaining and offer a taste of the many different aspects of life in Alas [...]


    7. This book was a fabulous combination of two of my favorite things Anything written by Dana Stabenow and Alaska I can t wait to head back up there this summer and this book just got me that much excited After reading this I might have to spend a couple years up there so I can see everything she describes It isn t your usual travel book that just describes the places or tells you what to see when you get there Dana does a wonderful job of telling the story about her trips from a personal perspect [...]


    8. I really enjoyed this book Ms Stabenow, as a writer native to Alaska, was asked by Alaska Magazine to write a monthly column about the Alaska she knows This book is those columns She writes about everything from places to eat to a 2 week visit on a coast guard ship to the Iditarod to cruising the Inside Passage As a person planning a trip to Alaska, this book has really inspired me and has made me even anxious for my trip I feel that anyone planning a trip to Alaska or just dreaming about going [...]


    9. As an Alaskan who s lived abroad for years, I savored this book, reading it little by little, the same way I eat a particularly rich chocolate mousse Dana Stabenow is a favorite author, and I bought this without having realized she worked for Alaska magazine The essays are full of humour, but also glimpses of home And not just the cold, the snow, the light, but especially he people, the culture, the quirkiness This is a fun read whether you ve been to the places she describes or not Highly recom [...]


    10. This compiles Alaska born and raised novelist Dana Stabenow s monthly columns written over five years for Alaska magazine If you ve been to some of the places she describes you ll enjoy them all over again If you haven t, you can start making your list of what to see and do from this entertaining take on many of the best things Superb.


    11. I started reading this before going to Alaska although I didn t finish it until several months after our return I enjoyed reading about her experiences and relating to some of the same things that we were able to do There is so much to see and do in this huge state Reading her stories makes me want to go to Alaska again


    12. This is a series of short articles published in Alaska magazine by Stabenow I enjoyed them quite a bit, they really gave me a sense of local flavor for Alaska and some solid travel tips as well My reading over the next year will frequently feature Alaska as we prepare for a family cruise to Alaska next summer.


    13. The only thing that made me read a travel book, was because I have read all Dana Stabenow s Kate Shugak fiction books, and my word can this lady write, I really enjoyed travelling around Alaska with her, because that s how she makes you feel,as she includes you in the journey and is so funny, Yes I m sure you can tell, I really enjoyed this book and I m very glad I read it.


    14. A wonderful collection of bite sized vignettes of Alaskan life, in Dana Stabenow s usual easy prose Some of it I can picture from my one trip to Alaska Sitka, the drive into Denali National Park in an old school bus The rest makes me wants to go back Definitely worth a read if you have any intention of ever going to Alaska, although it s best dipped into, rather than read in one go.


    15. Loved it Dana is an entertaining writer and has a great sense of humour I caught myself snorting and chuckling many times Reading Alaska Traveler was like old home week for me as I recognized places, feelings, sights, and wonders that I have experienced on my travels in Alaska I had fun and learned some great things.


    16. wonderful and wondrous but I have all the cold, snow and ice I can stand here in New Hampshire but if I ever win the lottery, a visit to Alaska might be in the cards after black fly and mosquito season, thank you in New Hampshire, I found out why Black mountain was named black mountain one memorial day weekend backpacking trip where the black flies tried to get into the cutters.


    17. I read this book on my flight to Alaska I m not sure what I expected, but the book is a lot about her than about her experiences in Alaska I am not familiar with her mystery writing, but reading this as a nonfiction travelogue did not meet my expectations.


    18. Mini Alaska VacationIn our three trips to Alaska we visited some of the places the author writes about and had heard of many we hadn t visited making the reading of this book like a little vacation.


    19. Intriguingwell written fascinating people and events there were a couple entries that seemed out of place because they weren t edited as well as the others, but if you could follow the tense changes, they were still great stories I will recommend this book to many others.


    20. Good readExcellent Dana writhing could not ask for a better description of Alaska Recommended for Dana Stabenow reader s It s like you re right with her on each and every step, flight, or festival.


    21. Yeah So Alaska was already on the must do list and now it s cemented in I can see I will reread this book a number of times and make extensive notes when a trip gets closer A great little free book this was.


    22. What an atmospheric collection I enjoy Stabenow s writing very much, and these glimpses into Alaska were revealing, exciting, and entertaining, giving glimpses of the author as she experienced various Alaskan adventures.


    23. Disappointing Too superficial I love Alaska but this was a little too much like hometown news which I guess is exactly where it came from.


    24. Having read Dana s fiction for years, I knew I d enjoy this collection, but I didn t realize how much It made me want to book the next flight to Anchorage after all, it s been 13 years.



    25. All in all very interesting if you like or want to know about Alaska or what some of the influences on Dana s life must have been Her humor shines out as usual.



    26. Definitely a travel book with a difference, i really enjoyed it and it made me laugh in lots of places, Alaska sounds such a beautiful country


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