Oh, Alaska. You've been on my bucket list for a loooong time.
And for good reason.
Even though I had work to do the whole time.
We had a large family reunion trip to celebrate my uncle's 75th birthday. Instead of a huge cruise, we sailed via small ship line Uncruise Adventures, which allowed us to stop whenever we spotted animals. In Glacier Bay National Park alone, we saw a whole bunch (including the very rare Glacier Bear).
Being on a boat all week was surprisingly un-claustrophobic, considering I rarely spent time on land. The activities usually involved getting on another boat - like a kayak or a skiff. Three sit-down meals a day took up a lot of time too. They were incredible customizing meals for my group's dietary needs, including my celiac restrictions. I even got to make special requests, like gluten-free pancakes for dinner one night and an off-the-menu Cobb Salad for lunch (because we were obsessed with their bacon at breakfast).
Day 6 we did get to plant our feet on some solid ground in Haines, Alaska - though I was swaying with sea legs the whole time!
This town is adorable, and this bakery (which also sells gluten-free goodies AND Thai food) is for sale (half a million dollars) in case anyone is interested!
I was particularly smitten with their Hammer Museum, which is very different from the one in LA.
We flew out of Juneau, Alaska and explored the town first. I dig these little towns and all their quirks - though this one was a lot more modern than the other ones we visited. (I will say that in Sitka - where we started our cruise - I was very surprised to see my movie Saving Face at the local thrift shop!)
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