ALASKA! It’s been on my bucket list for ages and guess what? Tomorrow’s the big day! I’ll embark on an 8-day cruise with InnerSea Discoveries through the Inside Passage, passing some of the most pristine areas in southeastern Alaska. Think whale and bear spotting, hikes through ancient rainforests, kayaking among massive glaciers and insights into local traditions.
This trip is a dream come true and I can’t wait for it to begin! InnerSea Discoveries is a small-ship cruise company, allowing guests to visit and experience some of the most splendid remote areas. Excursions and activities such as fishing, kayaking and hiking are organised for a variety of skill levels with experts at hand. The cruise starts in Juneau, the capital of Alaska and winds its way through the narrow passages and waterways of the Inside Passage, passing hundreds of islands, coves and various glaciers, and ends in Ketchikan 8 days later. The itinerary sounds spectacular! It’s my normal practice to tweet and post photos during my trips but this one will be special: there will be no internet access during the entire week. Hence, no distractions. Just a priceless opportunity to immerse myself in the Alaskan wilderness!
As a consequence of this trip, I will not be publishing any posts between 18 – 26 June 2011.
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