Alaska will charm even the most adventurous explorers. It captivated the intrepid seeker Christopher McCandless in 1992 — as he set out on an adventure of a lifetime — and it seduced me from the moment I stepped outside the Ketchikan airport.
It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to experience the Alaskan wilderness. Sure, plenty of people express how amazing it would be to visit Alaska, but I think we only personally know one other person who actually made the trip. For a long time, it’s been that undiscovered territory, just out of my reach.
Alaska has such a rich assortment of sights: large bodies of water, rainforest, sea life, wildlife, glaciers and endless open spaces. Not knowing which area to visit and how to experience this land seems like a barrier for most people. I’m glad we finally made the trip and it’s one of the most incredible places I’ve ever visited. I’m actually surprised we put it off for so long.
If you’ve read our previous posts, then you’ve already seen a glimpse of the pristine wilderness we witnessed during our 8-day Un-Cruise Adventure, but we have plenty more to show you!
Know Before You Go: You can view the different Alaska itineraries that Un-Cruise Adventures offers on their website. We booked the Inner Reaches Western Coves adventure itinerary — which begins in Ketchikan and ends in Juneau.
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