HONEYMOON: ALASKA

Looking for an extra special honeymoon locale, a place different from the standard tropical vacay? If you are looking for wide open spaces, vibrant natural settings and abundant wildlife why not try visiting Alaska? After all, this northern paradise is the most exotic place you can visit without a passport. The grandeur and beauty of Alaska, the largest and most sparsely populated US state, provides the perfect setting for honeymooners searching out something exceptional. From the lively coastal towns and scenic outdoors of Alaska’s Inside Passage, to the grand glaciers, gushing waterways and old-fashioned Gold Rush Towns; to the myriad islands, mountains, and forests, Alaska affords its visitors a wealth of sights and experiences. If you and your hubby-to-be are outdoorsy, Alaska is a perfect destination for  activities like kayaking, hunting, skiing, fishing, mountain biking and hiking.

No vacation to Alaska would be complete without taking the time to view the spectacular whales that thrive in abundance off the coast. If you are interested in seeing gray whales, orcas, humpback whales or the mysterious white beluga whales visit Alaska Whale Watching for more information.

It’s not every day you can take a spellbinding hike along a miles long advancing valley glacier, but in Alaska you can. Be sure to check out some options at novaalaska.com, where you can book a 3.5 hour day hike for about $85 per person.With NOVA’s popular hikes, their experienced guides provide you with all the gear you need AND guide you through various glacier features such as crevasses. Take a look at the impressive “Ice Falls” area of the Matanuska Glacier – an expanse of glacier ice that naturally “falls” over the rock under it, creating dramatic spire formations. It’s a must see! Amaze your friends and family with your honeymoon pics like these:
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Alaska is loaded with national parks and preserves. Glacier Bay National Park, which encompasses millions of acres of rugged mountains, wild coastlines, glaciers, rainforest and fjords offers an incredible icy wilderness and is part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site—one of the world’s largest international protected areas. From sea to summit, Glacier Bay offers limitless opportunities for adventure and inspiration. For your digs, book a stay at the only hotel in the park, the old-school Glacier Bay Lodge which offers majestic views of the Fairweather Mountain range.
Or if you’d like an even more remote, yet luxurious resort we suggest the Ultima Thule Alaska Lodge, which is located 100 miles from the nearest road! The ancient Greeks used the name “Ultima Thule” to describe the unknowable realm beyond the northern bounds of their maps, but you CAN get to know this isolated paradise — if you come by airplane with an experienced bush pilot! This family run resort by the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park offers a middle-of-nowhere experience with all the creature comforts you’d expect from a big city hotel.
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For a complete Alaska experience, you may consider adding a visit to Anchorage in South-Central

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and massive Denali National Park (home to North America’s highest peak) to your vacation itinerary.  Home to North America’s tallest peak, Alaska’s iconic wildlife, and over 6 million acres of wilderness, it is truly a destination not to miss.

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If you’d like to take a guided tour, or cruise, book your Alaskan honeymoon with The Alaska Collection. Besides set vacation package options, they also offer fully-independent vacation packages, with their team of travel experts designing a customized trip down to the very last detail personalized just for you. Contact one of The Alaska Connection travel experts for more information!

 

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