Because eating ice cream while watching icebergs felt appropriate 🤷🏻♀️
Always rewarded when you stop look around, peak through the branches, take a second and listen. ✌🏼
There is no shortage of unique experiences to be had in Alaska. Land, sea, and air...
The first time I came to Alaska was two years ago on a cruise. I remember sitting on a bench at the Mendenhall Glacier and watching hundreds of tourists snap pictures. My eyes and mind wandered to the mountains on the horizon that seemed to go on for thousands of miles, untouched and unnoticed. I thought, that's the Alaska I want to see. More wilderness, less people. I promised myself that I'd come back someday to truly experience Alaska.
Ever jet ski to a glacier!? Watch the episode on Amazon to experience the epic-ness! Link in bio. 🤘
Today, I faced what I thought was my biggest physical fear: heights. I went ziplining and swung my body off of 8 platforms over 130 ft high. The longest zip was 850 ft.
I quickly realized the fear in my head was much greater than the actual reality. The harnesses felt incredibly safe. The guides were hilarious. And I felt at peace with myself and the world while zipping above the rainforest.
I saw black bears, bald eagles and mountains as far as the eyes can see.
As a bonus, I even rappelled down a 55 ft tower at the end. Fear, you can go zip yourself. 🤜🏻
We have been meticulously planning this road trip from Alaska to Utah for three months. We've spent hours scheduling, researching, and reserving. Now that we're here, I'm looking forward to enjoying the hard work we've put in and not sweating the details. An old African proverb that I originally heard from a great Alaskan adventurer says, "Before you begin, you own the journey. After you begin, the journey owns you." May this journey own us, both heart and soul✌🏽