Author: Jennie Flaming

K2 Aviation Denali Flightseeing with Glacier Landing Review

A flightseeing tour is an incredible way to experience Alaska and one of the best ways to experience Denali National Park and Alaska’s glaciers. This enormous land really needs a flight over roadless wilderness or an epic road trip to start to really understand it. If you’re considering a...

Top 10 things to do in funky Talkeetna, Alaska

Talkeetna, Alaska is a small community with a super funky mountain vibe. It’s one of the quirkiest and most unique places in Alaska and is absolutely worth a visit, especially if you’re on a road trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks. I’m a former Alaskan and I still spend many...

26 Glaciers Cruise Review – Best Glacier experience in Alaska

The 26 Glaciers cruise in Whittier is the best glacier experience you can have in Alaska and one of the best tours overall. I know this is a bold statement, but as a former Alaskan, frequent Alaska traveler and tour guide I have experienced a lot of tours and...

Top 5 rainy day activities in Alaska cruise ports

Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage is a rainy place. Rain is expected all year round, though there are sunny days too! Try not to worry about the weather because it’s something you can’t control and a bit of rain will not spoil the fun, I promise. With just a bit...

Top 3 things to do in a short port call in Victoria BC

Looking for something fun to do on your short evening port call in Victoria BC during your Alaska cruise? Confused about your options for this short time in port? You’re not alone! I’ve spent lots of time in Victoria over my life as my Mom’s grandparents were from there...

Hiking Guide to Wallace Falls State Park

Wallace Falls State Park is an extremely popular state park for hiking and camping near Seattle. There are several hike options here, from several different waterfalls to a loop to Wallace Lake and even backpacking opportunities. The most popular day hike here is the 4.5 mile round trip hike...

Is a Hotel or Vacation Rental better in Alaska?

Deciding between hotels or vacation rentals on your trip to Alaska is one of the things that can make planning an Alaska trip a bit overwhelming! The answer is, it depends on where you are going in Alaska, how many people you’re traveling with, how long you’re staying and...

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge Review – Fantastic Fairbanks Hotel

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge is my favorite hotel in Fairbanks. I lived in Fairbanks for four years and have worked in the travel industry for more than 20 years, so I have seen a lot of hotels! Fairbanks has plenty of good options but Pike’s is my favorite because of...

Large Animal Research Station Tour Review (Fairbanks, Alaska)

A visit to the Large Animal Research Station at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (LARS) is an absolute must do for anyone visiting Fairbanks who loves animals. It’s also a great opportunity for those who like to learn about somewhat obscure local things while traveling! Musk oxen and reindeer...