Overall, I really liked having an extra day in Anchorage to start relaxing and get a small taste of the area before our cruise, and I would recommend it to anyone, regardless of whether or not you are visiting Denali before your cruise. Although we didn’t squeeze them into this trip, there are a variety of other things we could have done, including a trip to Aleyska Ski Resort, a cruise on Portage Lake, a trek on Matanuska Glacier, and even booking a charter tour to see Denali via plane in one day! If we had more than 2 days, I wouldn’t choose to stay the whole time in Anchorage, but for one extra night, it was a great beginning to a wonderful trip!
I get a lot of questions about Iceland, and have helped both friends and clients book trips there several times. It occurred to me the other day that many people don’t realize just how many options there are for a trip to Iceland – matching every conceivable budget, travel style, and level of comfort. Here is a cheat-sheet of all the different ways you can travel to Iceland.
A client contacted me with very specific requests about what to see during a 2 week trip to Italy. Here’s my proposal.