Overnight in Most Isolated Town in USA? Whittier, Alaska | Newstates Go North: EP3

Overnight in Most Isolated Town in USA? Whittier, Alaska | Newstates Go North: EP3

Being isolated doesn’t mean gloomy. We show you what its like in Whittier Alaska; a town surrounded (literally) by beauty including hiking Portage glacier. And fudge.

We’re continuing our Ultimate Alaska road trip today and heading through a mountain on North America’s longest single lane highway tunnel. Once in Whittier, we’re taking you on one of Alaska’s most beautiful hikes over Portage Pass for epic views of Portage Glacier.

We spend the night in Whittier, cut off from the rest of the world each night when the tunnel closes (and the residents rarely need to leave their building in the winter when they brave over 21ft of snowfall) to show you why this is considered by many to be one of the most isolated towns in North America and on earth.

All summer, we’re exploring, sharing stories and meeting the people of the 49th State.

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Resources

Whittier, AK
Official site
Tunnel Info, schedule, price

Tourism Dawson Creek
Camping, Fuel, services along the Alaska Highway (Scan of 2019 Document)

Alaska Pet Health Certificates
Official Requirements and Information

Facebook Groups:
RVing to Alaska (2019) Facebook Group
View to Alaska Facebook Group

Guide Books:

Traveler’s Guide to Alaskan Camping (2020 Edition)

The Milepost 2020 Edition

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Katelyn & Howard Newstate

Howard and Katelyn Newstate have traveled over 80,000 miles in their Winnebago Navion Class C RV, exploring from Alaska to mainland Mexico since 2018. Joined by their adventure pups, Piper, Ella and Scout, they share how to β€œLive Like a Local” in every New State they explore. For more information on their travels or the 51 Parks in 52 Weeks tour, visit NewstateNomads.com/NationalParks

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There's so much to see & so in St. Augustine BUT

If you're short on time, these are our can't miss recommendations:

1. Stroll down Aviles Street, which just so happens to be the oldest street in the Nation! 

2. While you're on this historic side street, pop into @forgottentonic_sta for amazing craft cocktails and delicious food. The blackened chicken egg rolls are *chef's kiss* πŸ‘Œ

3. Take the @flaglercollege Historic Legacy Tour. It's $17 pp and lasts about an hour, but you get access to areas the general public can't go. You'll get to see the largest collection of Tiffany glass and 11 Tiffany chandeliers ✨

4. Step back in time at @castillonps where you can watch a cannon demonstration and learn from the amazing interpretative volunteers. The fort was constructed in the late 1600s 🀯

5. Visit @staugustinedistillery for a tasting & a tour. They have free options or different experiences you can book. It was so fun and we learned a lot about the distilling process!

6. If you're an RVer like us, try to snag a spot at @anastasiastatepark or just visit for the day! Easy beach access and beautiful campsites, what more do you need? 😍

Save this reel for your St. Augustine adventures! 

#staugustine #thingstodoinflorida #staugustinefl #castillodesanmarcos #flaglercollege #staugustinebars 

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When I tell people that I'm an introvert, they are often surprised. πŸ˜…

We share our life on YouTube, I'm a former news reporter (whose job it was to talk to people and tell their stories), yet I get SO much anxiety over meeting new people, networking, or showing up to something... gasp....alone. 😱 It makes me sooo uncomfortable, but that's where we often do our best growing and evolving.

And that uncomfy stuff... I had to do it ALL this past weekend at #WITSUtah. But it was the bestπŸ‘ decision πŸ‘ ever. πŸ‘

WITS stands for the 'Women in Travel Summit' put on by the team @sheswanderful. It brings creators, bloggers, influencers, brands, destinations, etc. from the travel space all together to meet, grow & learn from each other. 

I left with so many new friends and new ideas. And most importantly, I left feeling that spark again. There's something about being in a room (or on a zipline platform) with smart, creative women who all share a common passion. 

I'm ready (and SO excited) for the future πŸŽ‰ and to keep doing what I love, sharing stories from the road. ❀️ And I can't thank you enough for following along as we do that! πŸ™ŒπŸ₯Ή

#witsutah #getoutofyourcomfortzone #travellife #wits #womenintravel #travel #exploremore #travelconference
I'm SO excited to be in Salt Lake City for my first @sheswanderful WITS Summit! 

It's going to be a fun weekend of learning, meeting other awesome women and talking all things travel! ✈️❀️ Plus, Salt Lake City is beautiful right now! 😍

@wanderfulcreators 
#witsutah
One of our new fav RV sites in Florida 🌴😎

During our time in Tarpon Springs (episode out this Sunday) we got to stay at one of Hickory Point RV Park's beautiful waterfront sites 😍 it's only a few miles to the famous sponge docks and you can't beat the views out your windows! 

πŸ“@hickorypointrvpark 
🚐 @winnebagorvs View 24T 

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Are you Katelyn πŸ’» or Howard & Ella 😴 this weekend? 

Tomorrow we'll have the full top to bottom tour of the ✨new✨ Winnebago View 24T. Hard to believe it's been almost 2 months in this beautiful rig! 😍

See ya on YouTube Sunday at 3 pm EST! πŸ‘‹

#winnebagolife #rvtour #rvliving #rvlife #fulltimervlife #fulltimetravel #fulltimerv #classcrv #rving #winnebago #rvdog

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