Why cruise Alaska?

Why are you going to Alaska again? Aren’t you tired of it? Isn’t it boring, seeing the same ports over and over? What is so special about it? I am asked these questions every year when we book our annual Alaska cruise. And no….I WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF ALASKA!!! Each cruise is different. Yes,Continue reading “Why cruise Alaska?”

Fun things to do in Anchorage, Alaska?

What is there to do in Anchorage?  LOTS! Some of our favorite activities are renting bikes, visiting the Ulu factory  or just walking around downtown.  There is also a great museum that is well worth the time. (Several of the cruise line busses depart from this location.)  You can even go to a baseball game!Continue reading “Fun things to do in Anchorage, Alaska?”

Must have souvenirs!

When we travel, I love to bring home mementos of our journey….both for me and for friends and family.  But this can be challenging.  What do I get?  How do I get it home?  It needs to be small, unbreakable (most of the time!), useful and fun. When going to Alaska, I love to buyContinue reading “Must have souvenirs!”

Pros and Cons of Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm Fjord and Endicott Arm Fjord

Previously, I wrote a rather biased view of Hubbard.  Many people have questions about the differences between the three options available, so thought I would give a quick list of the pros and cons of each Hubbard Glacier Pro: Hubbard, as noted in my prior post, is a large, advancing glacier.  The trip to the glacierContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm Fjord and Endicott Arm Fjord”

Fun in Ketchikan!

Ketchikan is known as the rainfall capital of the United States, so be prepared.  That being said….in the 10 visits we’ve been there….we’ve only had rain ONCE!  We’ve gotten far wetter in Juneau and Skagway…lol! This is a perfect place to wander and explore on your own.  Depending on where you are docked, the touristContinue reading “Fun in Ketchikan!”

What do I pack for Alaska?

Alaska cruise season is quickly approaching.  Many people are wondering “WHAT DO I PACK!”.  After cruising to Alaska 10 times, I think I may have figured this out. 🙂 First off remember….it’s summer!  Just because you are heading to the great northern region of Alaska, that does not mean it will be snowing and cold.   Sure, it willContinue reading “What do I pack for Alaska?”

Exploring Skagway

In June of 2018, we decided it was time to venture out and explore a little further from town. We rented a car from Avis. They were very easy to find and was within walking distance of the ship. I have since learned of other rental companies in Skagway, but this company served us well.Continue reading “Exploring Skagway”