Anchorage, Alaska: Where the Sun Never Sets on Adventure

Byron Glacier

Byron Glacier

The first thing you notice when you drop down in Anchorage, Alaska, on a late, late weeknight in June is the light. It’s otherworldly, and it immediately works on your senses. Though you left San Francisco hours ago and know you should be tired, you find yourself wide-awake and bright-eyed at well after midnight. The sun is balmy on your skin and the air is still as warm as a summer afternoon, yet somehow, despite your travel exhaustion, you wake right up.

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Have a Ski Lifestyle Experience at Alyeska Resort

Alyeska Resort at night during winter

Alyeska Resort at night during winter

Located a short 25-minute drive from the Anchorage airport, The Hotel Alyeska (which sits at the base of the Alyeska Resort) is one of those rare ski hotels that provides easy access from a major airport. Upon checking in, we found the staff to be incredibly friendly; we would be too if we lived and skied in Alaska. The vibe of the Hotel Alyeska is sophisticated, airy, and laid back. Natural light poured in to our room, which had a beautiful view of the mountains. The world-class down pillows will surely persuade you to sleep a little longer.

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Cruising to Alaska

Beautiful Rhapsody of the Seas

When you plan a trip for longer than a weekend, think Alaska. Summer is the perfect time to cruise the Inside Passage. Experience the dramatic landscapes of the Last Frontier – snow-capped mountains, majestic glaciers, and glistening seas. And photograph the whales, seals, bears, bald eagles, and other creatures large and small that make Alaska their home.

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North to Alaska Aboard the Wonder

Disney’s Wonder was the perfect platform to observe Alaska’s dramatic beauty

I knew it was going to be a good day when the dolphins showed up before breakfast.

Leaping and spinning, hundreds of common dolphins erupted from the cruise ship’s bow wave on our first full day aboard the Disney Wonder. Their natural exuberance made them seem as excited by the possibilities as we were.

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