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Tag: Alaska

Haines, Alaska

Never had I heard the name Haines, Alaska before booking this trip so I had few expectations about the town. 90% of your Alaska experience is based on the weather and we had the most perfect, beautiful afternoon in Haines. The morning was filled with rain and fog that covered all this beautiful scenery. Luckily I had booked a kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake in the afternoon and not the morning! Chilkoot Lake Recreation Area is about a 10 minute drive outside Haines along a very bumpy road. We saw many bald eagles and their nests but didn’t see any Read More

Sitka, Alaska

Alaska is beautiful!Today we were in the town of Sitka, Alaska of Northern Exposure fame. A 26 mile bike ride doesn’t sound like vacation to a lot of people but it says vacation to me. Three brave souls from our ship signed up for the Advanced Bike Ride tour (two of us were named Andrea, clearly a name synonymous with adventure) and ended up having quite a few hilarious stories after all was said and done. Sitka is a huge town, spread out and bigger than New York City, though the population is only 8800. We rode to Old Sitka Read More