My trip to Alaska!

The number one question people asked me when I said I was going to Alaska was “Why Alaska?” Actually, it was more like “Alaska? WHY?” There were a few key things that played into the decision to visit Alaska:

1 – Go somewhere I’ve never been.
2 – Go somewhere remote and beautiful where we might have epiphanies about the meaning of life and other similar things.
3 – Go somewhere that isn’t sweltering in August.
To be perfectly honest, Alaska was not at the top of my list of places to visit. It’s one of those places that I’ve always said I’d visit someday…after I see Greece, China, Australia, Brazil…and probably about a half a dozen other places. This ended up being mostly about timing (and the criteria above), and I have to say, I am SO GLAD we visited Alaska, and I’m glad we did it the way we did. My friend Michael and I flew to Anchorage, and drove around south central Alaska for a little over a week. Seeing Alaska by car allowed us to really get a feel for the culture and stay away from all the tourist drop points that are frequented by cruise ships. We experienced the stunning beauty of the mountains and lakes, and the got a true feel for the warmth of the people.  It’s a trip I’ll never forget.
I’ll let the photos speak for themselves…though every one of them has a story to go with it, so if you are curious, just ask! To see more, check out the slideshow here, and to hear Michael’s perspective on the trip, take a look at his blog entry in the GoMad Nomad Travel Mag.

8 Responses

  1. Alaska is my favorite place to visit! its so breathtaking and beautiful! I could live there for years and years and never get tired of it! Its great to hear that you enjoyed your trip!

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  3. Thanks for introducing Alaska to the lower 48. The photos are really what sold me and I will visit in my lifetime. I will have to check out Michael’s blog as well. And the best decision was not going on a cruise because you saw much more than you could possibly see on a cruise.

  4. Suzanne, these pictures are amazing. I was there in person with you and I can honestly say that you captured the true essence of “The Last Frontier”. My next question – where to next? Asia, Australia, I keep thinking…Until then, I leave you with these final thoughts…*jazz hands* Hi Bears! *jazz hands*