My Vacation: Iceberg Hopping in Alaska
Donna Hull is a Tucson, Ariz.-based writer and pens a travel blog for boomers called My Itchy Travel Feet. She recently took a cruise through Alaska with her husband, Alan, and shared this report.
Best moment (above): We stopped for hot chocolate during an iceberg tour of LeConte Bay and snapped this scenic shot.
What I learned: I went kayaking for the first time in Thomas Bay.
Don't miss: If your adventure cruise offers a hike on Baird Glacier, go for it. Walking from the moss-covered shore, hopping across glacial streams and finally climbing onto the glacier itself feels like you're tracing the glacier's retreat. It's a powerful experience.
Best tip: On a small ship adventure cruise to Alaska, be prepared for all types of weather. Just because it's rainy or misty doesn't mean the adventure stops. Dress in layers, bring a raincoat with a hood and go have fun.
Scariest experience: Finding an animal print on the shore of the Stikine River near Wrangell.
More trip highlights:
Whale watching in Frederick Sound.
The most comforting moment of the trip was knowing our floating hotel was waiting for us to return.
The best way to end the day is watching an Alaskan sunset.
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