My husband & I have a huge infatuation with Alaska! Although we have yet to visit, we love to learn about All-Things Alaska. In fact, we are planning a 20th wedding anniversary Alaskan Cruise! Keep your fingers crossed for our upcoming journey. What do we love about it? I think it’s the appreciation and respect for your surroundings. It’s more than just a zip code, every day you take in your surroundings and have true respect for the weather, wildlife and more.
It is hard to think of Alaska and not be completely blown away by the scenery. You can view the largest mountain in North America when you take in the gorgeous site of Mt McKinley. Even in the largest city of Anchorage, the breathtaking views of Alaska can be seen land meets the sea in Turnagain Arm. In Homer, Alaska, your eyes can feast on one of the only spits in the world. In the Kenai Fjords Peninsula the views of glaciers calving into the ocean will take your breath away. Yes, Alaska is a place of sheer beauty.
Denali Mountain is what the locals call it, but most people know the largest peak in North America as Mount McKinley. It is so tall that it has its own weather pattern! A couple hours south of Fairbanks, near Healy is the Denali National Forest. The views of the inland part of Alaska are second to none. On a clear day, count yourself lucky if you see the tip of the mountain as only 30% of people ever see it. What an amazing sight though!
You don’t have to travel far out of Alaska’s largest city of Anchorage to have breathtaking views of Turnagain Arm. This bay extends down to Portage and is the main waterway into Anchorage. It is home of one of a handful of Bore Tides that comes in twice a day – it is an awesome site to see the rush of water go over the mud flats so quickly and swiftly. Along Turnagain Arm you can look out and see glaciers in the distance in one direction and the most spectacular sunset in the other. It is a truly a beautiful place!
The town of Homer is where another geological treasure awaits – The Homer Spit. It is an area of land that juts out into Kachemak Bay and is about five miles long. The views of the glacier-capped mountains are amazing as well as the clear ocean views that can be seen from the beach in Homer. It is one of those places that is breathtaking in every direction that you turn.
Would you plan an Alaskan Adventure? Would you enjoy the Alaskan lifestyle?