Archive for the ‘alaska’ Category

Sail away with me, in an Alaskan cruise video.

Friday, July 16th, 2010
I went into my most recent vacation (an Alaskan cruise with my whole family) with the intent of taking a ton of video footage, so that I could return and begin honing my video-editing skills. The result was a video of the sights and sounds of Seattle (at the end of this post), and this [...]

My favorite funny finds from my cruise vacation.

Monday, July 12th, 2010
I have an odd sense of humor. I know this. And I sometimes feel like this sense of humor is only heightened when I’m traveling. I’m always on the lookout for a funny sign or statue or person while on the road. And I inevitably find many things to take wacky photos of that friends [...]

Photo(s) of the Week: Tracy Arm Fjord

Saturday, July 10th, 2010
While on an Alaskan cruise with Royal Caribbean, one of our “ports of call” was Tracy Arm Fjord. It wasn’t a typical port of call, since we never got off the ship. But we did spend quite a few hours sailing up to the Sawyer Glacier, and then about an hour of so floating in [...]

A visual guide to Victoria, British Columbia.

Thursday, July 8th, 2010
After spending two days at sea, docking in our final port was a welcome change. Not only was it nice to get back on solid ground, but I think that possibly the best was saved for last. We were in Victoria, British Columbia, which may possibly be one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever [...]

Photo Essay: Skagway and Beyond

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
After our jam-packed day in Juneau, we had little time to rest. Because, the very next morning (another bright and sunny one), we were docked in the tiny port town of Skagway, Alaska. With a population of less than 1,000, Skagway seems equipped to be solely a town for cruise ship tourists, and little else. [...]

Let’s take a jaunt through Juneau, in photos.

Friday, July 2nd, 2010
I was fully expecting to explore Juneau, Alaska, under a cloud-laden sky. Every weather report I had looked at before embarking upon my cruise ship predicted rain — and lots of it — for Alaska when we were scheduled to be there. So imagine my surprise when I stepped out on deck early Sunday morning [...]

Cruising to Alaska? Here’s how to make it successful.

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
If you’ve visited this site before, you’ll know that I think cruise travel gets a bad rap. I know it’s not the right option for everybody, but I think cruising can be a great all-inclusive vacation if you know what to expect and how to enjoy it. If you’re planning a cruise to Alaska in [...]

I’m back! Here’s a sneak peek of my adventures.

Monday, June 28th, 2010
Hello all! I’m finally back home from my whirlwind tour of the Pacific northwest and the beautiful state of Alaska. I’m exhausted, and my suitcase still isn’t unpacked yet, but I’m ready to start looking back on my trip in order to share some of it with you. I chose to essentially cut myself off [...]

Sail away, sail away, sail away.

Friday, June 18th, 2010
I feel like cruise travel often gets a bad rap, especially among the budget travel/backpacking crowd. It’s too corporate. It’s too expensive. It’s only for the old and/or drunk college crowd. It’s too tourist-y. It’s a lazy vacation. It allows no room for spontaneity. You don’t really get to *experience* destinations. I’ve head all of [...]

Leavin’ on a jet plane…

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Beginning tomorrow, I’m going to be gone for roughly 10 days. I’m leaving (way too early) tomorrow morning for Seattle, and then boarding a cruise ship bound for Alaska on Friday afternoon. It’ll be the first vacation my family has taken together in a while (excluding the family reunion we went to last summer), so [...]