Gay Travel: Two Guys Find Light in Alaska

Author: , November 12th, 2015

Dillon Davis in Denali

Like most New Yorkers I put a high value on summer sun, which you find in abundance in Alaska in the summer. All winter long, with each blustery storm or polar vortex I have to remind myself that sunshine is in fact coming. So you could imagine my reaction when my best friend suggested we make a mid-July trip to Alaska. Throughout his 20’s he challenged himself to visit all 50 states before his 30th birthday. Having visited the other 49 states in the Union, Alaska would be his finish line, and I couldn’t let him cross it alone. (Plus he had just undergone a break up and he really needed a bro-cation.)

Over the course of an 11-day trip we toured some of southern Alaska’s finest towns and cities including Anchorage, Homer, Hope and Talkeetna. From whitewater rafting to camping in a yurt and hiking in Denali National Park, we took on the adventures that Alaska had to offer. It’s funny to think now that I was ever worried about missing out on summer sun in a place with nearly 24 hours of daylight.

Why did you choose to go to Alaska?

I have always wanted to see Alaska so when my friend, Greg was planning a trip for his 30th birthday I jumped at the opportunity to tag along. Plus he needed a friend, his relationship having recently ended.

By Dillon Davis – Full Story at Towleroad.com

Alaska Gay Travel Resources

Chasing Alaska’s Northern Lights

Author: , February 27th, 2013

Anchorage, AK - Eyal FeldmanLooking for something a little different for your next vacation? How about chasing the Northern Lights in Alaska? Our friend Eyal Feldman at Boy Butter Blog (yes, that Boy Butter) reports:

The sheer size of Alaska is so big it is difficult to grasp, it is 1/3 the size of the land area of the entire 48 states, or about twice the size of Texas. Not only am I inspired and drawn to the extreme locals and geography, but as an astronomy aficionado the main astronomical phenomena I am chasing here on this Alaska adventure is the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis is a natural brightly colored occurrence as the Sun’s radiation hits the Earth’s magnetic field a beautiful display of charged particles light up the sky in our upper atmosphere, only visible near the poles and the best time of year to witness it is during the winter time when the nights are longer and chance of seeing the Aurora are the greatest, but you better pray for clear skies or it can be completely obscured.

Follow Eyal’s adventures at the Boy Butter Blog.

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