A New Life In The North

Towards the end of my grand Pan-American journey, I thought long and hard about where I wanted to call home for a while. Obviously, I had to pick somewhere spectacular. This place would need to have lots of mountains and four complete seasons – especially winter for snowboarding. The more I thought about it, the more obvious it became.
“I’m going back to Canada”, I  realized.

During my journey, one place in Canada stood out from the rest. The people I met, the adventures we had and the spectacular beauty kept bringing Whitehorse, Yukon to the front of my mind. With adventures like The Chilkoot Trail, Chillin’ Yukon Style and Whitewater Canoeing, it makes perfect sense to call Whitehorse home for the foreseeable future.

After staying with my brother Mike and his girlfriend Les, I borrowed his car and felt extremely happy to be driving North on the Alaska Highway once again. I called my friends Brett and Eva, who were once again extremely welcoming and hospitable, and we picked up right where we left off almost 2 years ago.

In the coming weeks and months I’d like to show you the adventures we have up here in the north, and just how beautiful it really is.

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My brother Mike biking

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Grizzly on the side of the road

Soon after my arrival I joined Brett and Eva on their annual Atlin Lake camping trip, a spectacular few days of boating, fishing and relaxing right next to the spectacular mountains.

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Brett and his lake trout

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Trout for dinner...and breakfast... and lunch

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Cruising on Atlin Lake


6 Responses

  1. Vanessa says:

    I am from Alaska and father is from Canada both places are beautiful lots to see and do.

  2. James says:

    Glad to see you doing well up there.

  3. I envy you. Always have since I started reading your blog when you first started your trek in the Jeep. I retire in 8 years, so save me a spot in Canada! :-)

    Keep livin’ Dan.

  4. Jill says:

    We are less than halfway through our Pan-am journey and I already more than agree with your sentiment about the place we’ll call home after this adventure (“Obviously, I had to pick somewhere spectacular”). Nothing short of spectacular will do. Looks like you found a great spot!

    • Dan says:

      Hey Jill,
      Spectacular is a word that keeps growing in meaning for me! Once you’ve done something like the Pan-American there are so many phenomenal potential places to call home.
      I wish you all the best on your ongoing journey, I’ll contact you via email.


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