Author: Brooke Nicholas

The Organized Kitchen – Marvelous Multitaskers

When it comes to RV kitchens, items that do double duty are like best friends, they bring happiness to your life! Today I’m sharing 11 favourites that earn their keep in a tiny kitchen and on the road:   Metal tongs In addition to being a barbeque staple utensil turning meat and pretty much everything else, tongs can be used to toss salads, mix sauce into pasta, take corn cobs out of hot water, and even take hot items out of the oven.   Wine bottle Don’t throw out that empty just yet. You can use that wine bottle...

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Driving the Alaska Highway

Today, the Alaska Highway hardly resembles the pioneer road that was cut through the bush during World War II. The Alaska Highway is still an adventure road, but the degree of difficulty has decreased greatly in recent years as more and more sections have been straightened and paved. Today, almost all of the two-lane highway is surfaced with asphalt. But it’s no freeway. There still are stretches where the highway is narrow and curvy, where it lacks center lines and ample shoulders. Watch for loose-gravel breaks where the pavement has failed or is under repair and places where “frost heaves” are caused by seasonal freezing and thawing of the ground. For those travelers with vehicles in good condition and who drive sensibly, the Alaska Highway is a pleasure, not an ordeal. Horror stories about mud, dust and vertical grades, oft-exaggerated tales told by long-time-back motorists, still worry hesitant travelers. Many visitors combine Alaska Highway trips with Alaska’s state ferries. It’s an ideal itinerary; one way on the open road with no schedule—the other through the scenic waterways of Southeastern Alaska’s Inside Passage. Ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway operate from Bellingham, Wash., and Prince Rupert, B.C., to reach the southeastern ports of Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau (Alaska’s capital), Haines and Skagway. Alaska’s ferries operate on two separate routes—the mainline between Bellingham, Prince Rupert and the southeastern ports; a separate network in the...

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