Tag: Alaska

Let’s Cruise to Alaska!

Virtually of course! Pandemic wanderlust has struck again and since cruising has been put on hold I thought it only fitting to reflect on my very first cruise – to Alaska – 3 years ago this month! I came to cruising late in life… Continue Reading “Let’s Cruise to Alaska!”

Choosing Cruising

For the second time we booked a cruise. You may remember our first one to Alaska two years ago. Here’s a little reminder if you don’t – Juneau and Mendenhall Glacier. In fact, cruising to Alaska might be considered a gateway cruise – for… Continue Reading “Choosing Cruising”

The Icy World of Glacier Bay

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week Cold, I was reminded of our cruise last year into Alaska’s Glacier Bay, where we glided silently on turquoise waters under cloudy skies up close to ‘calving’ glaciers and into the secluded nursery of baby seals who… Continue Reading “The Icy World of Glacier Bay”

Alaska Cruise: Ketchikan

Well here it is already, my last post on our cruise to Alaska with our final stop at Ketchikan! Ketchikan is in fact, the first city you would normally encounter cruising north into Alaska’s Inside Passage.  Our itinerary however, took us to Juneau first,… Continue Reading “Alaska Cruise: Ketchikan”

Alaska Cruise:  Sitka

We left Glacier Bay and after cruising all night, woke up early the next day in Sitka, a small, rainy, town with a large size and history.  Though the town has only 9,000 residents it also happens to be the largest city in the… Continue Reading “Alaska Cruise:  Sitka”

Alaska Cruise Highlight: Glacier Bay

After leaving Juneau we cruised through the night and entered magnificent Glacier Bay the next morning. As we entered the Bay, National Park Rangers boarded the ship and narrated the cruise for us. According to the National Park website:  “Covering 3.3 million acres of… Continue Reading “Alaska Cruise Highlight: Glacier Bay”

Alaska Cruise: Juneau and Mendenhall Glacier

We left Seattle on the cruise ship Eurodam on Saturday afternoon and sailed through the Strait of Juan de Fuca and around Vancouver Island towards Alaska. The first day was mostly sunny and clear but clouds and light rain descended on the second day.… Continue Reading “Alaska Cruise: Juneau and Mendenhall Glacier”

Home Again Home Again

Jiggety Jig. From the Cruise, that is. Yes I’m happy to be home again with my feet firmly planted on the ground after our wonderful cruise to Alaska.  Benji and Tiger are also happy and welcomed us back with love and open paws, not… Continue Reading “Home Again Home Again”

Fourteen States to Go and Countdown to Alaska!

I never intended to visit all fifty of these United States of America but once I realized I’d already made it to thirty-six of them, the remaining fourteen seemed a worthy goal. What are those states you may wonder?  Well they are last for… Continue Reading “Fourteen States to Go and Countdown to Alaska!”

A trip to Siberia … and a Coup!

Would you vacation in Siberia?  Would you?  What if it you knew there would be an attempted coup that might threaten your return home to these United States of America?  Well no, I wouldn’t, but yes, my mother did.  And so I will take you on a journey… Continue Reading “A trip to Siberia … and a Coup!”

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