Bring on the Adventure… At Home?

Bring on the Adventure… At Home?

A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks, and the last thing on your mind is probably vacationing. Like us, you may have found yourself browsing social media more often than you normally do in search of something to liven your day. Cat videos on YouTube have replaced your travelogues and excitement for the great wide open. As the weeks drag on, you may feel anxious and dream of venturing out in search of adventure. We know. We are right there with you. Luckily, there are ways to break out of those monotonous habits and find joy in adventure again—Even right from your very own home!

Here are some ways to experience adventure at home:

Bears, Eagles, and Ocean Cams – Oh my!

If you love wildlife watching, this is an easy way to do it from the comfort of your own home. Take a look at some of the live cameras and see wildlife in Alaska and other National Parks. If you are lucky, you may spot some amazing natural phenomenons without the distractions of surrounding cameras, noise, or other nature lovers. We recommend checking at various times of day for the best results!

Get out into your “WILD” neighborhood!

Whether you are located in a bustling city or the backcountry, you can get outside in search of wildlife, both flora and fauna alike, close to home! We recommend looking up species that may be native to your area so that you can find them as you enjoy the outdoors. You never know what to expect, even when you are exploring right in your own backyard! We believe in keeping wildlife wild, and therefore also believe that adventurers should respect nature at all times and exercise safety precautions, even in urban areas. Look over Denali’s guide for Safely Observing Wildlife to ensure you are prepared.

Check out the Smithsonian Channel’s Aerial America!

Due to COVID-19, the Smithsonian Channel is offering access to 68 full-length episodes of the Aerial America series! If you use their code BRIGHTERTOGETHER, you can even get two months of Smithsonian Plus free. Don’t forget to check out the episodes “Alaska’s Call of the Wild” and “Alaska’s Fire and Ice” to learn about the great state of Alaska!

Museums and History Fanatics:

Do you love museums and history? You may want to check out Online Alaskan National Parks Collections Exhibits. Each featured item is clickable with more information that will entice your love for historical artifacts. Information includes a briefing, dimensions, locations, and more!

DINOS!

Do you have grandkids, kids, siblings, or nieces and nephews that love Dinosaurs? Did you know that dinosaur fossils were discovered in Denali National Park? Check out the article about archeological findings to learn more about the cool discoveries over the past few years. Then make a fossil of your own with your family members! Chances are, they are just as hopeful for adventure as you are. Making fossils and learning together will create memories that can last millennia, and you will have the fossils to prove it!

Still hungry for adventure?

We have a sixth BONUS way to bring adventure to your quarantine blues!

Consider planning a vacation with your family to visit Denali National Park in late summer or early fall! Though parks and most travel companies are closed or operating on bare-bones, Stampede Excursions is open and operating! We are ready and willing to help you plan amazing experiences and memories that are guaranteed to satisfy that need for adventure. There is sure to be an adventure for everyone in the family as we guide you across both land and sky. Check out our available tours and pricing online to help you plan your trip! As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us! We are looking forward to exploring with you soon!

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 5

Draft Horse Drawn Covered Wagon

To get a real sense of old-time Alaska, travel like the original pioneers did-by horse-drawn wagon. Climb onto a covered wagon for an adventure and you’ll be in for a trip through time. While guides fill you in on the area’s history and natural treasurer, you’ll be pulled through the Alaskan tundra with the mountains of nearby Denali National Park hovering overhead. Join us for an exciting, yet relaxing, journey into the wilds of Alaska. Our custom-built Covered Wagon Ride is pulled by two beautiful Draft horses.

from
90 USD
Duration
1 hour
Group Size
Up to 5

Personal Draft Horse Encounter

Join us for a one-on-one encounter with our gentle giants! You will get a private experience with your group learning all about our draft horses. Your group will have the opportunity to feed, brush, and meet our draft horses. You will then get to watch a demonstration of how our teamsters gear and hitch up our horses to get ready for a covered wagon ride.

from
40 USD
Duration
10 hours
Group Size
Up to 5

Historic Denali Guided Adventure

Experience the wilderness and wildlife along the rugged route. Guides will ensure opportunities to view the area's best landmarks & introduce you to authentic Alaska activities!

from
194 USD
Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 1

Tundra Golf

We'll pick you up at one of our scheduled times. Tee times are available all day. The course runs about 3.5 hours but if you want to take your time, no problem. We'll pick you up after and bring you home. All golfing essentials are provided such as round trip transportation to and from your hotel, unlimited greens fee, club rentals, a pull or power, a souvenir Logo Ball, tees, Scorecard, and 6 golf balls to play the course!

from
95 USD