Seeing glaciers was primarily why I wanted to cruise to Alaska. We did see Mendenhall Glacier while in port at Juneau, which was fantastic. Seeing the Hubbard Glacier, though, was a different experience. We cruised into Yakutat and Disenchantment Bays, allowing us to view the glacier from the water.
Our first port of call was Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Many things make this area interesting, but one thing that stands out to me is that due to the mountainous terrain there are no roads connecting Juneau to the rest of North America, even though the city is on the mainland. Since everything needs to be shipped in, our tour bus guide said housing was
Cruising is a different type of vacation than I typically choose. I’m all about exploring the new places we are visiting. I’m a go, go, go, need a vacation after the vacation traveler. Cruising is too relaxing for my taste. But that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy our trip to Alaska. The scenery was beautiful and our mobile hotel was more than accommodating.
Some friends of ours invited us to tag along on their Alaskan cruise. They had done one a number of years ago and wanted to bring their kids this time. I’m always game for a vacation – especially one with friends that don’t mind our kids tagging along. However… we’ve been on one cruise years ago, and I didn’t love it. We actually went with
This is me dreaming big. I love to travel. I run. I could really never have too many Runcations. On my bucket list is traveling to all 50 states in the US. Add in the running thing and I have one more reason to visit the states, with the added bonus of keeping fit. We have 3 busy kids and a farm, is it realistic
The Hippie Chick event is a women’s event, which takes place Mother’s Day weekend. It is part of the Hood to Coast race series, which always has good events. I have a soft spot for the event because it was the first race I signed up for when I started running. That year I finished the quarter marathon. The next year I did it again,