Bucket List Moments in Alaska

With staggering mountain peaks, enormous wildlife, and remote wilderness lodges. Alaska offers jaw-dropping experiences that every traveler should have on their bucket list. Read on for some of the most quintessential (and mind-blowing) bucket list moments in Alaska.

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Flightseeing over Denali National Park & Preserve

One of the best ways to experience Denali is by air, soaring hundreds of feet over the diverse landscape. Take in everything from rolling meadows and fields of flowers to jagged peaks and glaciers. If you do take to the skies, keep your eyes peeled for moose, wolves, and Dall sheep.

Fancy an adventure? Your trained bush pilot can gently land on a glacier, in a meadow, or riverside for a picnic. Giving you anything from an impromptu fishing trip to a private hiking experience. 

A Stay at Sheldon Chalet

Accessible only by helicopter, Sheldon Chalet is the only five-star hotel inside Denali. Resting on the magnificent Ruth Glacier. What began as a homesteading project turned into a family’s labor of love. A five-room luxury property at 6,000 ft of elevation.

There’s no wifi and no cell service. What there is, however, is gourmet food courtesy of Chef Dave Thornhill. Chef Thornhill has cooked for the likes of Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake, and Neil Young. There’s also the mind-blowing Aurora Borealis, delivering a nightly show hosted by Mother Nature herself. If that’s not enough, you can enjoy mini mountaineering rope courses. Trek across the glacier, go sledding or snowshoeing or warm up in the sauna.

Cruising the Kenai Fjords

Rising from the water like something out of a science fiction movie. The tall moss-covered fjords and narrow rocky outcrops dot the waterways of the Kenai Fjords National Park. This national park contains the Harding Icefield. Outflowing glaciers, coastal fjords, and islands. Visitors to this region may spot black or brown bears, moose, gray wolves, or even porcupines.

Touring this region by boat is truly magnificent. A unique vantage point with which to explore Alaska. During a boat tour of the Kenai Fjords, spot seals, Steller sea lions, orca, gray whales, humpback whales, or even harbor porpoises. If you are really lucky, you’ll get to witness glaciers calving. Watch in awe, as pieces of ice crumble from the massive glaciers into the frigid waters below.

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Dogsledding Across an Icefield

Dogsledding is embedded deep in Alaskan history. The famed Iditarod race was created to preserve and promote the sled dog culture in Alaska. 

Today, visitors to Alaska don’t have to compete in a grueling race across the great state. You can simply board a helicopter and touch down on the Juneau Icefield. A team of friendly pups will be waiting. Expect kisses, cuddles, and an enthusiastic jaunt across the ice field by a team of friendly (and furry) locals. This is an experience you will never forget.

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Romantic Insta-Worthy Destinations

It doesn’t matter if you’re a couple who loves to go on adventures or kick back and relax; there are Insta-worthy destinations that’ll keep those romantic fires burning. That could mean sand, sparkling water, and soaking in the sun. That could also mean exploring vibrant cities filled with cultural and historical adventures. In the following list, you and your significant other can find the best spots for a proposal, honeymoon, or romantic getaway.

Cayman Islands

After landing in Grand Cayman’s newly improved airport, you’ll hear the sound of steel drums welcoming you to this tropical oasis. Check out the area’s luxury hotels for days of relaxation, sipping Pina Coladas, and romantic boat rides. Legends say that if you kiss one of the area’s stingrays, you’ll have seven years of good luck!

Koh Samui, Thailand

Thailand’s second-largest island is home to exotic white beaches, groves of coconut trees, and lush forests. Visiting the Gulf of Thailand means having your pick of posh resorts, including some that greet you with delicious scoops of coconut ice cream when you arrive. You’ll love the array of activities, including taking cooking classes together or practicing Tai Chi on the beach.

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Boarding Reno is one of America’s most beautiful freshwater lakes, Lake Tahoe. Plan a ski weekend at one of the area’s renowned ski resorts. Be sure to hit one of the summit bars for panoramic views. If you prefer traveling in the spring, check out the area resort’s hot tubs, pool bars, and incredible views! No matter if you’d like to stay lakeside or closer to the airport, there are many opportunities for adventure and relaxation.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Along with being America’s most classically charming hot spot, Louisiana is growing in popularity among couples looking for a romantic getaway closer to home. You’ll find everything from rotating carousel bars to rooftop pools. There are endless opportunities for sampling the city’s cuisine, including a classic Creole dinner in the French Quarter.

Northern Italy

There are many reasons to add Northern Italy to our list of Insta-worthy romantic hot spots, including Venice’s canals, Florence’s food scene, and Milan’s Renaissance art. When coupling that with Verona’s romantic reputation, this destination is a lover’s haven. You and your partner can see sweeping views of the area from a former 14th-century medieval monastery, take a tour of Tuscany, and more!

Capturing the memories of your romantic getaway is magic when venturing to any one of the destinations mentioned above. Contact me today to start planning for romance and unforgettable memories at one of these romantic and insta-worthy destinations.

Explore The Beaches Of Antigua

There are 365 beaches in Antigua, you can choose one for each day of the year. Antigua’s coastline is 95 miles of superb Caribbean beaches. The islands are known best for their friendly and welcoming people. Pink and white-sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and the most enjoyable climate in the world are waiting for you.

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The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are the perfect place for your romantic beach escape. A place for dream weddings and honeymoons. A selection of hotels provides the perfect romantic setting for couples looking to celebrate. One of the top 25 resorts in the Caribbean as voted by Conde Nast Traveler, is Galley Bay Resort. Three romantic open-air restaurants and lounges will welcome you. Live entertainment, cocktail parties, and barbecues will fill your evenings. There are complimentary watersports and optional excursions. Relax by the dramatic cascading waterfall and swimming pool. There are jogging trails, bicycles, and tennis courts for the more energetic guests. Relax at the spa in serene gardens overlooking the calming waters of a natural lagoon.

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You will find a new era of luxury at Hammock Cove Antigua. Hammock Cove Antigua features 42 villas with a focus on gastronomy and personalized service. Entering your villa, you will be greeted by vast views of the ocean. Each villa features a plunge pool, modern amenities, and a contemporary design. The Executive Chef brings a Michelin-starred experience to both classic and creative dishes at the resort’s two restaurants.

To start planning your visit to explore the beaches of Antigua, reach out to me to find your place in the sun