Two years ago, young professional and adventurer Chris New decided to take his life on the road long-term.
He is slowly making his way through our beautiful continent of North America in his truck, which he recently took on an Alaska road trip. I caught up with him after he spent a few months exploring nearly every road Alaska has to offer, and he’s here today to share advice about the itinerary, budgeting, activities, and more in the last frontier.
Born and raised in the midwest, Chris New has a passion for camping and the great outdoors. He moved to Los Angeles a decade ago, where he fell in love the first time he visited the Sierra Nevada mountains and Yosemite National Park. Since then, he started road tripping as far as he could go every weekend, and in 2014, he decided to make his road trip permanent. That’s when he moved his life into a tiny camper, and he’s continued to work full time while adventuring all over North America ever since.
Chris’s expenses: gas, food, National Parks pass
Places of interest mentioned: Healy, Talkeetna (Talkeetna Air Taxi and K2 Aviation for flightseeing), Denali National Park, Kenai, Kenai Lake, Seward (Exit Glacier), Homer, Kodiak National Park, Katmai, Valdez, Lu-Lu Belle boat to Colombia Glacier, Chena Hot Springs, Dalton Highway (Ice Road Truckers), Arctic Circle, Dead Horse, Prudhoe Bay
Chris on Instagram: @go.wildly (Chris now has a ridiculously cute puppy as his co-pilot)
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