Visiting Alaska is so high on my to-do list. Whenever I see photos of it, I long to be there. It just looks so different to anywhere I’ve been before and I love a good trip filled with nature. I’ve been dropping hints that I turn 30 this year and it’d be a great gift, which I know is a little over the top, but you don’t ask, you don’t get right?!
All joking aside, I’ve spent so long looking into what I’d do in Alaska that I’m half tempted to just book it myself and head on over there as soon as possible! Here are the top few things I’d like to see and do whilst there…
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Back in 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the area around Glacier Bay a national monument under the Antiquities Act and just from a quick glimpse at any photo you can 100% see why he did. Glacier Bay is obviously one of America’s National Park and has been deemed one of the top highlights of Alaska’s Inside Passage. It’s also part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site which is crazy!
You can go boating on the water, see more wildlife than you could ever imagine and I’m thinking that the landscapes would be some of the best places I’d ever get to photograph as they can be so varying.
An Alaskan Cruise
I would bloody love to go on an Alaskan cruise and it’s been something Mike and I have spoken about previously! Mike has never been on a cruise and I think this could be such an incredible way to kick off, what I’m hoping, would be his cruise obsession!
We’d get a room with a view so we don’t miss out on anything as every day you’ll be waking up somewhere new and I’d be so eager to see where! I’m also quite into my food, if you haven’t noticed, and I love dining on board a cruise ship especially when there’s the chance of 24-hour food!
I’d pick a route that would take us into Canada too as that’s somewhere I would love to go and it’s very possible to book a cruise that does so.
White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
The White Pass and Yukon Route is a railroad that links the port of Skagway, Alaska, with Whitehorse in Yukon. This incredible train line is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark and gives you such a great way to experience mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, and historic sites and you do it all from the comfort of a century-old railcar which is something I’d so love to do. After spending an afternoon on the Orient Express a good few years back, I have wanted to experience more of the world by rail and this route sounds breathtaking and it’s only a few hour round trip.
Camp in Chugach State Park
I’m a lover of camping when it comes to festivals but I’ve never woken anywhere with a view outside of my tent that could compare to camping in Chugach State Park. There are three campsites open to the public that are Eklutna Lake Campground, Bird Creek Campground and Eagle River Campground. The campsites offer a variety of different activities such as hiking, fishing and even white water rafting, so check out the sites before booking; we’d be most interested in hiking as we love getting out on foot to explore.