College Fiord – Alaska

College Fiord was my favourite glacier-viewing site. Where Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay offered excitement and sounds and calving and close-up views, College Fiord leaves you in awe and surrounds you with pure silence. In College Fiord there are different glaciers moving down the mountains all around you. It almost looks like frozen lava tracks! …

Glacier Bay – Alaska

I must admit, I am going to have to try and do the impossible by telling you how absolutely incredible Glacier Bay is. Hopefully my photos and video will tell most of the story! What is a glacier: a glacier consists of heavily compressed snow. So when it snows high up on the mountains, and …

Skagway, Dewey Lake – Alaska

For the avid hiker or trail runner, this one’s for you 🙂 ! A short walk from where the ship docks, you will find the starting point for Lower Dewey Lake and Upper Dewey Lake. Lower Dewey Lake is an easy 20min walk, there’s a small elevation area, but then completely flat. The lake is …

Skagway, White Pass Railway – Alaska

Going on the White Pass Railway is probably one of the most popular tours in Skagway. This 3-hour tour starts at the harbour, and takes you all the way to White Pass Summit at 2888ft! The White Pass Railway was built as a means to get to the goldfields in Alaska. And while they tell …

Skagway, Sled dogs – Alaska

One of the most highly ranked excursions I did in Skagway was to visit the Sled Dog and Musher’s Training Camp. Here are some quick facts about the dogs and the camp: Alaskan Huskies are used for dog sledding They are bred for: intelligence, speeds, endurance, and to be good eaters In races, the dogs …

Juneau (Mendenhall Glacier) – Alaska

Another must-see in Juneau is the Mendenhall Glacier! You can either book a bus ticket through the ship, or you can buy a bus ticket on the pier. Either way, it’s only $10 each way and definitely worth it! This beautiful glacier has been receding over the years, and in the past 60yrs it has …

Juneau (Taku Lodge) – Alaska

There are so many things to do in the capital of Alaska; I am going to have to tell you about everything in more than one go! I was pleasantly surprised by the diverse options that Juneau has to offer. Probably the best thing we did in Juneau was the Glacier Flightseeing and Taku Lodge …

Ketchikan – Alaska

In Ketchikan hubby, JP, and I went on Princess shore excursions. I went kayaking and he went snorkeling… in Alaska… (crazy?!) 😉 We were extremely blessed with fantastic weather for our day in Ketchikan. Usually, Ketchikan is overcast and soft rain will come and go, but the season has been particularly dry. As seen in …

Vancouver – Canada (Part 2)

Two more things to do in Vancouver, is to go to Granville Island and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. It’s very easy to take a bus to Granville Island, which is surrounded by smaller wharfs/terminals for boats, as well as the ferry taxis that stop there (so taking a ferry is another option). Shops, boutique shops …

Vancouver – Canada (Part 1)

Right in the heart of Vancouver, your cruise ship will dock at Canada Place. From there, it is easy to fill your day with all the must-see destinations Vancouver has to offer! In today’s post I will mention 2 top places to visit, and next week I will have 2 more for you 🙂 One …