Now’s the time to start researching ‘RVing Alaska and Canada’ for next year’s epic trip


RVingAlaskaCanadaIn the early-80s, Sharlene “Charlie” Minshall, found herself a widow in her mid-40s. By 1986 she had sold everything and moved into a motorhome.
Since then, this solo RVer has written hundreds of how-to articles and six books on the RV lifestyle and camping destinations.

One of her outstanding books, “RVing Alaska and Canada” (Gypsy Press, $19.95), was completely revised and reissued in 2009. It is part-memoir, part-history book and part-travel guide.

As Mike Ward, editor of RV Life, states in the book’s Forward: “This isn’t the complete guide to Alaska that you will find in The Milepost, but it’s full of practical advice gained through hard-won experience, and you’ll be amused, entertained, and maybe even astonished as I was.”

There are dozens of other books and videos available about traveling the Alaska Highway that are available through public libraries, online booksellers and local bookstores. Here is just a sampling:

“The Milepost: Trip Planner for Alaska, Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alberta & Northwest Territories” (Morris Communication Corp).

Traveler’s Guide to Alaskan Camping by Mike and Terri Church (Rolling Homes Press).

“DVD: RVing Alaska with Joe and Vicki Kieva,by John Holod/RV Adventure Videos

Travels in Alaska by John Muir (Reprint Services Corp).

For a more extensive listing of books and DVDs click on

Photo: Sharlene “Charlie” Minshall’s book RVing Alaska and Canada.

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  • The Northern BC Travel guide is also handy and can be ordered from or picked up at one of the many visitor centers in BC. Also, the friendly staff at Northern BC Tourism are always available to provide info. Find us on Twitter at RVNorthernBC – or on Facebook Tourism British Columbia Northern Region!

    We look forward to hearing from you and helping you plan your journey North to Alaska!

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