Why Alaska?

snow capped mountain next to lake under blue sky

You should experience the majesty of the last frontier, Alaska.  It is larger than Texas, California, and Montana combined, that’s over 660,000 square miles.  Yet, there aren’t quite 740,000 people.  My home city of Philadelphia has over 1.6 million people, alone! So that means much of it is unspoiled.

 There is culture at each locale.  From Juneau to Sitka, to Ketchikan to Skagway and Icy Point Straight.  You haven’t lived until you have done the Inside Passage or be present at Endicott Arm fjord or Dawes Glacier. Scenic cruising to a glacier is beautiful to see as there will be icebergs big and small floating by the ship, it is a unique experience. 

But you get to experience all of it from complete luxury.  You’ll experience the wonder of the wildlife of fjords and islands.  Maybe you’ll do it from the balcony of your stateroom or make discoveries from your top deck.  It is seeing the scenic vistas and the multitude of wildlife that is Alaska at its best, especially from a cruise ship. In fact, many of the destinations you will get to see can only be experienced by water.  Where else will you get the chance to see sea lions, whales, bears, and bald eagles in the wild? 

Alaska is for those seeking adventure.  It’s around every corner. From dog sledding, helicopter rides, whale watching, or kayak/canoeing.  You can relax on a thermal bed to enjoy the sights or go for thrills; it is all up to you.  There is something for everyone whether it is the extreme sport enthusiast or the whole family.  This is an experience that is unparalleled. 

The food is second to none with all the fresh fish or seafood.  Even if at home you don’t care for that type of cuisine, give it a try while you are in Alaska.  Salmon tastes completely different when it is fresh.  This post is dedicated to Jackie, my college buddy, who is living her best life up in the hinterlands of Wasilla, Alaska year-round.

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