October 7, 2014

ALASK-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Remember my amazing trip to Alaska this summer and all the fabulous recaps I posted?!?!? Ooops, yeah me neither. I know, I know, I'm a bad blogger, but going through so many pictures is mind numbing and I DON'T want to post all 2000, because I know y'all will kill me.

Since today's #Blogtober14 prompt is "the best/worst vacation ever", I thought I'd share a snap shot of the best vacation of my LIFE! For those of you that weren't around in the beginning, this summer my grandfather took my family on an incredible Alaskan adventure. We spent two days in the Yukon, then cruised the Alaskan coast for seven days and ended up in Vancouver, CA. My family left from Vancuvour, but Le Husband and I extended our trip and finally took our honeymoon. We did Revelstoke, Banff and Calgary and had an amazing time. The whole trip was just incredible and I highly, HIGHLY suggest everyone drop their next vacation and book one to Alaska.

Seriously, Alaska is the most beautiful state in the United States and offers so much that we lack here in our concrete jungles. I honestly would LOVE to live there, despite the cold. Yes, Miss I Like It Hot wants to live in the cold.

On our Alaskan vacation we ATV-ed, stayed up with the sun until 2am, rode the famous Alaskan railroad, arctic white water rafted, saw Denali mountain, visited a nature preserve, saw moose, eagles and bears, cruised the most beautiful ocean ever, zip lined the fastest zip line in North America, ate delicious food, saw whales, rode in an helicopter, went on a dog sled ride on a glacier, participated in fun events on the ship, watched the USA World Cup game, ate some more, hiked multiple trails, rode a tram, got a massage, went in the hot tub, watched planes take off from the water, toured amazing ports, ate and ate and ate and had the most amazing trip.

I promise I'll finish my recaps, but here is a quick, small look at the best vacation ever!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 











 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Babyspice made an awesome video of our trek through Tracy's Arm. It gives y'all an amazing glimpse of Alaska's beauty. I re-watched it and now I miss Alaska so much. Check out the video and BOOK YOUR ALASKAN CRUISE NOW! You will THANK ME LATER, I promise!

{most pictures borrowed from Sissyboo's blog}

36 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

I can't get over how beautiful those mountains are!! I think you've convinced me to put Alaska on my must travel to list!

Charlotte Smart said...

These photos are amazing! I've never really thought much about Alaska but clearly It's really beautiful :)
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Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Alaska looks GORGEOUS!!! I need to go there someday!

Elle Sees said...

what an amazing trip! looks like a postcard!!

Michelle Cullen said...

haha I love how ya'll recreated the totem poles! SO cute :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

I didn't realize before that your entire family went! That makes things even more fun!! Alaska is on my bucket list... and your pictures make me want to bump it up to our next vacation!

Courtney B said...

Yeah girl!! I'm waiting for the recaps!! Alaska looks incredibly beautiful, I hope to go someday!!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

yes x 10000! i will visit alaska some day since it's like, RIGHT THERE above me :)

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Julia said...

Oh those mountains, so gorgeous!! I love the totem pole picture, too cute!

~Dawn~ said...

Wow...so incredibly gorgeous. I'm not a cold weather person either (strange since I live in Minnesota) but, I would LOVE to visit Alaska!

MakeMeUpMia said...

So so prettyyyyy!!! We're thinking about possibly doing an Alaskan cruise for our big trip next year, I would love too!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Umm all of these pictures are seriously amazingggg! You're definitely making me want to go to Alaska... but I'd probably freeze!

<3, Pamela
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Diana @ wonderfully made. said...

OMG, you guys did a LOT! I've heard Alaska is awesome! You seriously made me want to go so badly! GREAT post!!!

The Siberian American said...

My in-laws go to Alaska almost every year, and I was always confused why they kept going (since there are so many other great places in the world to see) until we went with them. We've been twice now, and I am HOOKED! I totally get it now-I would go every year with them if I could!

Katelynn Sue said...

HOLY CRAP that looks amazing!!!!! My mom used to live in Alaska and says it's the most beautiful place she's ever lived. And I now understand why:) SO COOL!!!!

Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey said...

One of my best friends just took an Alaskan cruise about a month ago... Between your pics & hers I'm dieing to go!! Alaska really is a beautiful place (from what I've seen) so I can only imagine how amazing it is in person!

Kendra said...

Coming from Calgary/Banff area I can see the similarities, I may have to include Alaska in my where to go list. Looks amazing!

Joey said...

What an awesome vacation!! Totally jealous!

Cece said...

What a beautiful place and such an awesome vacation to take with your family. I had a friend in elementary school who took a cruise there every year with her family. I have a friend who just got back from living there and it was not good but I would like to visit someday.

Kristen said...

AAAHH I want to go to Alaska so bad but the husband doesnt. We watched an episode of an idiot abroad where he goes there and my husband changed his tune to maybe. so we'll see!

Lisa { Showered With Design } said...

Ah! I have been wanting to travel to Alaska! It look ssoooo beautiful, I just don't do well with being cold. One day...

Lisa @ ::Showered With Design::

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

Aaah you got to play with sled dogs!? Sold on Alaska ha. That looks like such a gorgeous and amazing trip for sure.

Luchessa Grossmann said...

Wow what a beautiful impressive nature! That crear water... The place is def worth traveling to. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.
xo, Luchessa @ http://luchessa.org/

Brooke Hamilton said...

Whoa! What an adventure! You're grandpa wasn't messing around with this trip. Looks like your cruise was much better than mine ;)

missfrecklesblog said...

Wow! The pics look amazing. Such a fun trip I'm sure! :)

Brittany said...

These pictures are incredible! The paragraph that lists all you did on the vacation blows my mind! Such an exciting, adventurous trip.

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

That time lapse video makes me want to go on a vacation so badly!!! I definitely want to go to Alaska! You recommend a cruise right?

Nadine Lynn said...

Alaska is so beautiful!!! I would love to go sometime just to see it for myself!

Dorrie said...

Love! My husband and I are obsessed with Alaska, even though neither of us have been. We often talk about moving there, and watch reruns of Buying Alaska, Gold Rush (LOVE little Parker's Grandpa), and Alaska: The Last Frontier. We thought about doing a two week cruise, but decided it'd be better to fly out for a couple weeks and explore via vehicle. Awesome pictures!

Jenn @ Making A Life said...

I am forcing my husband to read this post! I am trying to convince him that an Alaskan Cruise is a good idea! I want to go so bad

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

That scenery is incredible!

Nancy @ Sincerely and Sarcastically said...

Those photos are amazing. I need to add this to my vacation bucket list!

Meghan Farrell said...

I have heard before that Alaska is an amazing place to visit, and I honestly didn't believe the rumors until seeing your pictures! I love that you got to play with sled dogs! Everything looks amazing!

Jess said...

Wow! That looks absolutely amazing and like a ton of fun. Alaska is definitely a place my hubby and I want to go someday. He hates traveling, but really wants to go there. I'll take it. :)

Heather (My Little HEA) said...

Alaska looked amazing in these pics. If I ever do Alaska...it'll be a cruise. I don't know if I could live where it gets that cold! Kansas was cold enough for me!

Mary said...

Wow looks like an incredible, adventurous and peaceful trip! I want to go there!!