When kayaking in Alaska, keep your ears open.
That is what my rudder man Jeremy, who happened to be the Executive editor of AFAR magazine, did. I found his description of our pre-summit adventure of the Adventure Travel World Summit 2016 in Anchorage – always recommended, wherever you would join an ATWS – so spot-on that I want to reshare it here.
What we got in this four-day sea kayaking & camping trip to the Harriman Fjord was one of those “tours of a lifetime” – being an exclusive group of four fearless travel pros, more than lucky to be hosted by MacGill and DD of Wilderness Alaska. Their laid-back, friendly, extremely well and responsibly organised style was amazing; nothing beats experience. We learnt so much about everything we saw and heard, and about 100% Leave No Trace of such a trip….and we completely slowed down, to “wake up in the wilderness” (still cherishing that little black thermos bottle ;=).
So this is also to say thank you once more to our hosts and my great fellow travellers Alex, Jeremy and Mark, for the wonderful experience. Now read further and enjoy:
Text by Jeremy Saum (Executive editor), originally published on 5 October 2016 in the AFAR magazine.
“You should have a bucket list for sounds. There should be a book called 1000 Sounds to Hear Before You Die, and there should be a chapter devoted to Alaska. From this trip, I would add three.