Summer is almost here, so grab your raincoats and sweaters… Wait, what?! Yes, it’s the start of Alaska cruise season and you will need good outerwear if you want to see the breathtaking glaciers and adorable sled dogs. Alaska is an incredible destination best seen by a combination of land and sea (and a combination of raincoat and sweater), and I was lucky enough to experience it on a Princess cruisetour.
2010 was a fantastic year of travel for me, with a two-week trip to Alaska as the clear highlight. Like last year, choosing my top 10 travel moments wasn’t easy but it did make me feel very thankful for such an exciting opportunities. I feel like every trip I took deserved its own top 10, […]
Confession: I was 14 and 15 weeks pregnant when I took my Alaska Princess cruise in June. Even though my doctor said it was a totally safe endeavor, I still worried about whether it was a good idea to take a cruise while expecting. Well, I had a fantastic time and I’m now convinced that a […]
Byers Lake (pictured above) is the kind of place you imagine when you think of the Alaska wilderness. It’s tranquil, pristine and beautiful. It’s not one of Alaska’s most spectacular sights — it’s no Yannert icefield, Glacier Bay National Park or even Mendenhall Glacier — but it’s quiet beauty is spectacular in its own way.
No matter where you’re traveling, it’s so easy to become jaded. Often you’re surrounded by a certain kind of beauty, and you can find yourself saturated and uninterested in taking more in. Should you push yourself to see one more ruined temple in Greece? One more castle in Wales? One more beach in Antigua? You […]
On the Fairbanks Riverboat Discovery Tour, I got my first glimpse of sled dogs when the boat went by Trail Breaker Kennel, which was owned by the late four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher. It was fun to watch the demo, but I wanted to see the huskies up close. Enter the Musher’s Camp and Sled […]
When I tell people that I just got back from a Princess Cruise in Alaska, I usually get two questions — as well as the requisite looks of envy. The first question is: Was Alaska amazing? I say yes, but then they already knew the answer to that one. The second question: What was the […]
I just got back from my Princess Cruisetour to Alaska and I have so much more to write about. I haven't even written about my incredible foray into Denali National Park, where I saw those two bears pictured to the right. Don't they look so cute and cuddly — how can they possibly be dangerous? […]
Based on my post about the many totem poles of Ketchikan, Alaska, I may have given the impression that totem poles are the only thing the town has to offer. While it is the Totem Pole Capital of the World, it’s actually a charming place in its own right. I enjoyed walking around picturesque Creek […]
Ketchikan, Alaska, was the third and final port on my Coral Princess cruise. On Thursday morning, I left the ship and immediately joined a tour of the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, where I walked through dripping greenery for about an hour hoping to see some wildlife. Our guide was knowledgeable about the plentiful plantlife and at […]