Lifestyle, Travel

Grand Alaska

August 31, 2017

Matanuska GlacierMatanuska Glacier

This post is long overdue. I meant to post about my Alaska trip a lot sooner, but I lost access to all of my edited photos and I had to motivate myself to re-edit. I spent a week in Alaska with my husband’s family and we had an amazing time! It was my first time visiting Alaska and my sister-in-law did most of the planning, so I was pleasantly surprised. Even though I knew Alaska is the largest state, I was still shocked by the size of it! Not only does it require a lot of time to explore Alaska, but it can also be difficult getting to parts of the state. We started in Anchorage, made our way up to Denali/Healy, then back down to Palmer and Seward. I imagined Alaska to be beautiful and scenic (from watching the movie The Proposal), but seeing it in person was astounding. It reminded me of driving through South New Zealand–everywhere we went was breathtaking. One of the highlights of the trip was salmon fishing in Seward. It was my first time fishing and I caught two salmons. We were able to freeze and bring the salmons home to San Francisco and have been trying out various recipes.

I would highly recommend visiting Alaska. We look forward to going back someday. Here are some of my favorite photos from the trip!

mount healyHike to Mount Healy. Yes, we hiked all the way to the top!

mount healy

mount healy

denali national parkDenali National Park

denali national park

Matanuska GlacierMatanuska Glacier

Kenai Fjords National ParkKenai Fjords National Park

  • Paula Marie

    Looks just beautiful

  • Sue E.

    My girlfriend and her hubby went on a cruise in Alaska this summer and my sister lives in Seattle, WA. Between them, I have seen some gorgeous pictures!! I think between these pictures and the footage from the Twilight saga, may be the closest I ever get to Alaska or Denali.

  • Molli Vandehey

    alsaka is the place i have never visited but really truly want to!

  • Visiting Alaska is on my bucket list. Love the pics BTW.

  • Sally Hill

    Wow, it looks so amazing! What a fantastic experience!