The following morning we awoke docked in one of the country’s rainiest cities, Ketchikan. Ketchikan is an island surrounded by the Tongass National Forest at the southeastern tip of Alaska. That day we opted to fly via floatplane about 40 miles east… View Post

Our first full-day of cruising through the Inside Passage began bright and early the next morning. Since H and I were still on Chicago Time, we naturally woke up around 5 am local time and at first were completely miserable… View Post

Back on our honeymoon in January, H and I met a wonderful couple, Helen and Walter, who convinced us to book a cruise to Alaska with them for the end of August. H and I jumped at the chance to… View Post

With Thanksgiving around the corner (and Black Friday just after!), I think we’re all starting to have that “oh crap, it’s the holidays… I need to buy gifts!” feeling. I know I am! And while retailers and brands are PUMPING… View Post

I’d be lying if I didn’t say this past week has been one of the hardest of my life. For the last 14 months my grandmother’s health has been an ever-present rollercoaster. Her deepest wish was to pass away at… View Post