What's cooler than traveling around in a VW bus? Doing it in The Last Frontier! Alaska is a big, beautiful place full of adventure, and there is no better way to get out and enjoy this incredible state than in a vintage Westfalia.
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Last Frontier Westys
formerly Trickster Trips
Hello! We're Zach & Colleen and we can't wait to meet you.
Trickster Trips was started by Mandy Morell in 2017, and has been enthusiastically taken over by us. We love all things VW, and personally own a '72 Baywindow that we consider part of the family! We have two adventurous kids and we all love to enjoy this amazing place we call home!
We are passionate about giving you a trip you will always remember. We strive to give every one of our clients a warm welcome when we meet you and send you off in style in one of our beloved vans, fully kitted-out for the perfect Alaskan adventure!
Goldy, our Gold Rush babe, is a 1986 Vanagon with lots of character! She has a solar panel on top to grab that midnight sun and keep your power running all night if need be. She has a manual transmission and has crossed the country before. Her favorite spot to be is in Homer, Alaska, but she loves to gallivant all around the state, much like the pioneers who came up here for the gold rush.
Our newest member, Clark, is our only "male" in the fleet, and we didn't decide that just because he is blue! He is burly and strong, and is named after the beautiful Lake Clark National Park. A 1988 Westy, he has the full kitchen set-up like his sister Goldy, and is a manual transmission.
Sourdough, our 1991 Weekender is a bit different from her sisters. She has an automatic transmission and accommodates two extra people in her vintage back-facing seats, so you can bring the whole family! She still pops her top for the iconic top bunk and has a fold-down bench for her bottom bunk, but you'll do your cooking outside when you rent her. Named after the alaskan sourdough tradition which started during the Klondike Gold Rush. Conventional leavening was much less reliable in the conditions faced by the prospectors. Thus, miners and settlers frequently carried and protected a pouch of starter either around their neck or on a belt. “Sourdough” is a slang term that is still applied to any Alaskan local or old-timer.
Poly is Goldy's big Syncro sister! She is a 1986 Synchro with a manual transmission, complete with 4WD and a beefy heater inside meaning she can be rented until much later in the season. If you're up for fall colors and northern lights, she's you're gal! Named for her favorite place in Alaska, Polychrome Pass inside Denali National Park, she's as good as gold.
Tel: +1 907-229-6662