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Friday, March 14, 2014

Adding a new place to my travel map - Adak!

Yes, that's right, Adak.  Raise your hand if you even know where that is...

Adak happens to be the westernmost municipality of the United States, part of the Aleutian Chain of islands that make up Alaska.  It's actually quite a ways out there:

History shows that Adak was once a military installation that was abandoned in the mid-1990's as part of a round of base closures for non-essential locations (probably due to the fact that it was an important cross-over point in the world wars and unsustainable given its location). The military basically gave everything up to the 300 or so inhabitants, so what remains are the same buildings and structures that were present as "brand new" in 1994 that are now run-down and most unusable.

Alaska Airlines provides Essential Air Service to the island, so miles can be used to have the adventure!  And miles are probably best, since the last I looked at flights, it was almost $1200 to buy roundtrip from the West Coast. 

Can't wait to plan a quick visit to check it out!

1 comment:

  1. You should start at the other end of the dictionary and go to Zimbabwe.