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Driving Richardson Highway in a Camper Van

February 28, 2014

Driving The Richardson Highway in a Camper Van The Richardson Highway leads into Fairbanks. When you’re out driving in your camper van from Northwest Van Campers, you’ll be in for an incredible sight: The Alaska Range. These incredible peaks include the legendary Denali, also known as Mount McKinley. The views out here are just breathtaking. […]

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Visiting Hope, Alaska in a Camper Van

February 22, 2014

Hope sits at the northern end of the Kenai Peninsula. Around a 2 hour drive from Anchorage, Hope makes a great day trip. Hiking, wildlife viewing, and a rich gold mining history awaits you in Hope. You’ll get some great views of Turnagain Arm if you hike up one of the many trails leading out […]

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Visiting the Matanuska Glacier in a Camper Van

January 16, 2014

Visiting the Matanuska Glacier in a Camper Van The Matanuska Glacier is only a short 2-3 hour drive from Anchorage. It’s a beautiful drive, replete with wildlife sightings and photo opportunities. This is a must-see valley glacier! There’s a small charge to get in, but it’s well worth it. To get there, drive past Palmer […]

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A Tip for our Van Campers: Watch out for Moose!

January 9, 2014

A Tip for our Van Campers: Watch out for Moose! When you’re driving around Alaska in a Camper Van, you’ll feel a deep sense of freedom. You don’t want to let this light mood distract your driving, because in Alaska, we share the road with a lot of 4 legged residents. Pay attention to the […]

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Fishing on Crescent Lake in Alaska

December 21, 2013

Fishing on Crescent Lake with Northwest Van Campers The word around town was that Crescent Lake was filled with Arctic Grayling and Grayling eat anything. They’re a beautiful sport fish with a very large dorsal fin and an insatiable appetite. After speaking with a couple of the locals we learned that the Forest Service maintains […]

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Kachemak Bay, a Northwest Van Campers Destination

October 6, 2013

Kachemak Bay, Alaska: a Northwest Van Campers Destination This is the kind of place that instantly becomes a must see recommendation to all your friends and family when planning a trip to Alaska. It was my first time visiting the small town on the Kenai Peninsula and now I can’t wait to go back! We […]

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Resurrection Pass and Romig Cabin on Juneau Lake

September 25, 2013

Resurrection Pass and Romig Cabin on Juneau Lake: an Adventure with Northwest Van Campers I parked the van I rented from Northwest Van Campers at mile 52 of the Sterling highway in Cooper Landing just across the street from the world famous Kenai River. It was 8 a.m. as I put on my running shoes […]

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Visiting Denali National Park in a Camper Van

November 14, 2012

Northwest Van Campers will get you to Denali National Park It’s a great drive north from Anchorage to get to Denali National Park. The scenery along the way is beautiful and you’ll have the opportunity to stop off in Talkeetna to see where most Mt. Denali expeditions leave by plane. You’ll be able to see […]

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Talkeetna and Byers Lake

June 3, 2012

Nothing beats a van road-trip up the Parks Highway into the Matanuska/Susitna Valley. The beautiful views of the Alaska Range open up as you pass Willow northbound to Talkeetna. Make sure to get off at the Talkeetna Junction and drive 14 miles into the downtown area where you can walk down Main Street to check […]

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Hope or Bust!!

June 3, 2012

Hope is a quant, little town with population of just 200, located at the end of a 17 mile paved road which runs parallel to the 6 Mile River. As you wind into the forest, look for the private campsites perched along the Turnagain Arm; perfect to park the van and set up camp. Continue […]

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