Forty years is a long time

In Alaska Travelgram by scott

Travel column which appeared in Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 11, 1982

Okay. This one kinda snuck up on me. Forty years ago, I started writing a weekly travel column for the Anchorage Daily News.

When the first one came out, on Nov. 11, 1982, I clipped it out and sent it to my grandparents. Both of them were professional journalists.

After they died (RIP Thor & Mary), I inherited both the letter and the clipping.

It’s been a wild ride.

It’s interesting to read about the airlines: Wien, Western, Northwest and Alaska. It’s also insightful to see the prices they were charging to get to the Lower 48. SPOILER: fares are super-cheap.

Since I started writing for the News, many editors have guided me along the way. My favorites:

I’m always on the lookout for more travel stories. Please let me know by email ([email protected]) if you have a tip for me. Click HERE for the link to my stories at the Anchorage Daily News. Thanks for reading!

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