It was 90 degrees Fahreinheit when we stepped off the plane in Anchorage, Alaska, during summer 2015—blazing hot in a place we expected to be chilly. Not a good sign when it comes to global warming, but because of that warm sun the land portion of the Princess Cruises trip we took was an absolute delight.
The first thing you notice when you drop down in Anchorage, Alaska, on a late, late weeknight in June is the light. It’s otherworldly, and it immediately works on your senses. Though you left San Francisco hours ago and know you should be tired, you find yourself wide-awake and bright-eyed at well after midnight. The […]
Located a short 25-minute drive from the Anchorage airport, The Hotel Alyeska (which sits at the base of the Alyeska Resort) is one of those rare ski hotels that provides easy access from a major airport. Upon checking in, we found the staff to be incredibly friendly; we would be too if we lived and […]
When you plan a trip for longer than a weekend, think Alaska. Summer is the perfect time to cruise the Inside Passage. Experience the dramatic landscapes of the Last Frontier – snow-capped mountains, majestic glaciers, and glistening seas. And photograph the whales, seals, bears, bald eagles, and other creatures large and small that make Alaska […]
I knew it was going to be a good day when the dolphins showed up before breakfast. Leaping and spinning, hundreds of common dolphins erupted from the cruise ship’s bow wave on our first full day aboard the Disney Wonder. Their natural exuberance made them seem as excited by the possibilities as we were.