Most of the Alaskans we’ve met were not born here. Although their origins vary greatly, what seems to draw people to Alaska are a few basic human desires. Whether it’s a better life, the need for adventure, a fresh start, or just to get away. Many have found it in “The Last Frontier”.
The first leg of our trip took us Northeast from Anchorage about 520km to Tok, near the Canadian border.
We stop in almost all the roadhouses we pass. For a few bucks we get a snack, a place to rest for a few minutes out of the elements, and a good conversation. Everyone we’ve met has been very friendly. But the conversations usually leave us wondering, why did you come to Alaska?