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Explore Alaska roadside attractions and other tourist traps, restaurants, stops, and detours to add to your Alaska road trip itinerary.

VICTORY! I was Hyderized at the Glacier Inn in Hyder, Alaska.

Getting Hyderized at the Glacier Inn in Hyder, Alaska

Have you ever heard of being hyderized? I’ve never been much of a drinker. I much prefer downing a Coca-Cola or a chocolate milkshake to a beer or glass of wine. When I do drink I tend to go from zero to sick way before the point of actually getting inebriated. And don’t get me started on shots and that one time that I took one and threw up on a bar table...

For your safety stay on boardwalk sign at the Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site at the Tongass National Forest in Hyder, Alaska.

Bear Watching at Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site in Hyder, Alaska

If there is one thing Hyder, Alaska and its surrounding areas is known for (besides, of course, getting Hyderized…), it’s bears! And the best place to look for Hyder bear viewing is Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site. Of course, I didn’t actually SEE any bears while I was in Hyder there (although there was, apparently, one outside of a bar we went...

Road trippers in front of the Welcome to Hyder, Alaska sign.

Welcome to Hyder, Alaska – the Friendliest Ghost Town in Alaska!

It’s about a twenty hour drive between Seattle, Washington and Hyder, Alaska. So… why do people do it? I’m pretty sure most people who make the journey are doing so to say that they did. Hyder is a beautiful town and, if you want to go to Alaska, it’s the easiest to get to. It’s accessible by road and, while long, an easy drive through...

Meziadin Junction, a Hyder, Alaska Visitor Information Center, in British Columbia, Canada.

How to Get to Hyder, Alaska on a Road Trip

It takes about twenty hours to drive from Seattle, Washington to Hyder, Alaska. Twenty hours, that is, if you drive non stop. No breaks. No food. No sleep. No traffic. No stops at silly roadside attractions. Hyder is located at the head of the Portland Canal, a 70 mile-long fjord that borders Canada and the United States, and it is the only town in southern Alaska...

Canadian Road Trip: Crossing back into the U.S.

Canadian Road Trip: Crossing back into the U.S.

Sunday, June 28, 2009     Woke up in Prince George. Headed home. And by home I mean the U.S., but not home home. Saw more awesome sites on our Canadian Road Trip, such as a town called Williams Lake that was having their annual stampede! We drove and drove and drove some more until we finally hit the border again and had an interesting exchange at...

Visiting Stewart, British Colombia, Canada.

Visiting Stewart, British Colombia & Alaska

We woke up pretty early and hit the road…Most of the pit stops of the day were to take photos of signs pointing to our main destination of the trip: Hyder, Alaska. Yes, yes, you can drive from Seattle to Alaska. Hyder is a small little town on the Canadian/British Columbian border accessibly by road. It’s right outside of Stewart, British Colombia. Our...