photo diary | Alaska (& a video)

Our trip started with adventures in Seattle, Washington. From reaching the top of the Space Needle to getting lost in the Pikes Place Market, I was intrigued by all that Seattle has to offer.

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The very first stop in Alaska was Juneau! Never in my life have I seen such glorious mountains and waterfalls. The weather was gloomy and rather cold, but the views that I was surrounded by ultimately made up for it.

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We took a cable car tram to the top of Mount Roberts. Even at the end of May, snow completely covered its peak.

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The wild flowers and animals made my heart dance with happiness. Everywhere I turned there were tulips springing up from the ground and Bald Eagles soaring overhead.

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Next stop: Skagway, Alaska. This was a day I had been looking forward to for months. It held a lot of firsts for me. Lifting away in a helicopter, I was speechless and in complete awe. I can’t even put this experience into words, nor do my pictures do a justice. A birds eye view of Skagway, Alaska is a visual I will simply never forget.

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Upon landing on top of the glacier/mountain, we were greeted by hundreds of Husky barks and howls. These were some of the sweetest dogs I have ever met in my life.

Getting pulled on a sled.. by a pack of Huskies.. on top of a mountain.. in Alaska- IT ALL SEEMS SO SURREAL. This is easily the coolest thing I’ve ever experienced. Again, I have no words.

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The next destination was Victoria, British Columbia. Blessed with warm weather and blue skies, I gained back some momentum.

This place is BEAUTIFUL. Wildflowers speckle the ground with color. Hummingbirds speed past you, drinking the nectar from these flowers. The grass is green, the mountains are massive and the weather is refreshing. Never in my life did I expect to visit here, but I’m so thankful I did.

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One of the last stops before returning to Seattle was a slow cruise through the Tracy Arm Fjord. It was damp, misty and a bit eery- I WAS IN LOVE. The dark water was covered in bright blue icebergs. Every now and then you’d see a seal pop its head out to say hello. The only sounds were the humming of the ship, subtle crashing of the current and the water gushing from the massive waterfalls. The moment was eery, yet blissful.

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The slow cruise through the Fjord ended once we reach the glacier. A great example to show the perspective of just how massive this was is to look at the boat in the water. This was easily a 200 ft boat. This photograph makes it look like a spec on my camera lens.

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Wrapping up this post, I am feeling so thankful for everything I’ve experienced. My parents are blessings- none of this would have been possible without them. This is just another chapter of my lifelong book of adventures. I’m utterly thrilled to see what all life has in store for me.

photo diary | Alaska (& a video)