Monday, February 10, 2014

Alaskan Adventure

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to one of the most majestic places on Earth? In my opinion Alaska has to be a must see for anyone-they really do have it all including hiking, canoeing, shopping, and cute little sled dogs!

We were fortunate enough to travel to Alaska in July and it will be tough to break it down into one must see post! First we stopped in Juno and began our trip with a quick boat ride to visit a glacier. Once arriving my husband and I were fitted with life jackets to canoe our way up to the glacier-just look at this scene:

Everyone stopped to watch a black bear play on the rocks and then scoop down to pick up ice chunks from the cool water. It was amazing to see the layers on the glacier and how blue each piece was in the clear still water.

After the amazing view and scenery it was time to move on to Skagway and play with sled dogs! Yes that is correct you can visit the sled dogs and even take a quick ride to help train the pups while they are on summer break.

Lucky us we arrived just in time for a litter-look at this little face:

Each town also provided ample shopping and amazing sea food. I have never had such great salmon jerky and fish and chips.The ports in Alaska are known for their jewelery and it is fun to collect the charms in each city to make a great keepsake charm bracelet. There are also many great shops that feature handmade sweaters and scarves...truly a shop for everyone in downtown Juno! I especially recommend the following:
visit the Alaskan brewery and try all the new flavors along with visiting the "beer wall" to see what other states/beers have made the cut

Visit the salmon hatchery and learn about the time line of a salmon egg. Most importantly just relax and enjoy-along the way we were able to see an orca pod swimming, a seal family feeding, and Eagles. There are so many great things to see and do for the whole family whether you want to take a cruise, fly from city to city, or camp and enjoy nature.
Have questions-please ask below and I will do my best to point you in the right direction for the best tours and places especially my experience!