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Alaska: 72 Hours in the Land of Midnight Sun

With 20+ hours of sunlight and abundant beauty at every turn, Alaska in June is a true midsummer night’s dream.

For as long as I can remember, Alaska has been at the top of my bucket list, but somehow I never made the trip happen. In typical BrownGirlsFly fashion, my call-to-action was an irresistible flight deal to Anchorage. When I booked my flights, I was hyper-focused on how the dates would fit into my increasingly packed schedule, and I didn’t realize until a few weeks before leaving that I would be in America’s northern most state just before the summer solstice. I was super excited abut the extra sunlight and Alaska did not disappoint. Even though my trip lasted only 72 hours, the longer days made it easy to pack in a lot of fun! Here are some of my favorite moments from the trip.
 
 

The Flight to Anchorage

 
 

Native Alaskan Culture

 
 

Natural Beauty Everywhere

 
 

Kenai Fjords National Park

 
 

Animal Life

 
 

Flightseeing Over Denali

 
 

Cute Little Town of Talkeetna

 
 

Parting Thoughts

When Crystal and I travel, we love to create “urban with a side of nature” experiences, spending most of our time in the cosmopolitan culture of a big city with a bit of respite in neighboring natural landscapes. This trip to Anchorage, I’d classify as the opposite — “nature with a side of urban” — and I loved every minute of it. Seventy-two hours was not long enough to take it all in. I’m already planning my next trip there!
 
 

11 Comments
  1. southend taxis says

    AWESOME POST! BEAUTIFULL PLACE TO VISIT!

  2. Shelley says

    I traveled to Alaska (Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan) three years ago, and I thought it was one of the prettiest and cleanest places I’ve ever been. It was lovely and relaxing, so I was pleased to see your wonderful photos, and to read about your adventures. Thank you.

    1. Chelle Roberts says

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us Shelley! I’ve heard wonderful things about Juneau. I’ll have to check it, Skagway and Ketchikan out one of these days. (I’m already looking for tickets for the next trip.) Here’s to the beauty of Alaska!

  3. Nadeen says

    Wow! U packed a lot in in 72 hours! And what a great flight deal. The natural beauty, wildlife and quaint towns make it a must for me one day. I will have to work on my nerves for the helicopter ride!

    1. Chelle Roberts says

      Hey Nadine! Yes the extra sunlight felt like I could squeeze in double the fun into less time. I hope you get to go there soon. Oh and my flight over Denali was actually in a small airplane. It was smooth sailing and so worth it! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  4. Michelle says

    This is wonderdul, Chelle. I’m moving Alaska up on my list. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Chelle Roberts says

      Awesome! You won’t regret it. Please do share your experience with us when you do go.

  5. Mel says

    Love it! Gorgeous images & a great recap of the experience. Must add it to my list 🙂

    1. Chelle Roberts says

      Thanks Mel! I am glad you liked the recap and that it inspired a it of wanderlust. I think you’ll really like it there.

  6. Kerwin says

    Very cool pictures! Thanks for sharing these.
    I was in Anchorage on the 20th and the 21st of June for the solstice and had a great time myself.

    I even caught a glimpse of the strawberry moon.
    It’s a beautiful place.

    1. Chelle Roberts says

      Thanks Kerwin! I’m so glad you liked the photos. Sounds like we just missed each other by about a week. Maybe we’ll cross paths on the next trip! Isn’t Anchorage fab? Glad you enjoyed it as well.

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