Alaska by Quiet Life in Old boatyard, Seward, Alaska

We’ve been to Seward a few times now. This particular trip we didn’t get to play at The Yukon, the local bar that we usually do. So instead, we cruised around looking for bears and found a rickety old boatyard to sing a few songs in. It was a nice discovery in a town we thought we already knew fairly well.

Name:Quiet Life

Traveling band


Long-distance drivers and vibe czars.

Tell us about the place you live:

We live on the road. In rowdy bars, music halls, and strange hotel rooms throughout North America.

A perfect day?

The perfect day in Seward involves eating Alaskan halibut or king crab straight off the docks, and watching the sun set over the water.

What is the best thing about your spot?

The wilderness.

What is the worst?

The cold.

What would be surprising about this place to an outsider?

Seward is very reminiscent of New England, which is where we are originally from and is probably why we feel at home there.

Before I die I want to visit:

Patagonia, Tibet, Cuba and Martha’s Vineyard and The Fillmore.

Who are three of your favorite artists?

Scott Toepfer, Sean Pecknold, Ben Fee, and Widower.

  • Annette Vaughn

    This is a really weak way to describe Seward! Seward is beautiful with mounains behind you and the sea in front of you. Favorite things to do: Hike at exit glacier, where you very well may see bears. Take a boat ride in the fjords where you will see stellar sea lions, whales, otters and jellyfish as well as a variety of beautiful seabirds. The numerous campgrounds make it a great place to camp as well. The only negative thing I ever experienced in Seward was the weather. It is located in a temperate rain forest, so it tends to rain there quite a bit. Put on a raincoat and enjoy Seward anyway! 🙂


Name:Quiet Life


Favorite place to eat:

Christo’s Palace

Favorite place to drink:

The Yukon Bar

Local Tip:

Drive as far as you can and then hike.

Must Do:

Charter a boat for halibut.