Friday, July 22, 2016

Eagles, Totem Poles, Hiking and Charm in Ketchikan, Alaska


Ketchikan, Alaska nestled in Alaskan rainforest.

Ketchikan, Alaska is one of the rainiest cities in North America. So, we were very fortunate to arrive during a rare dry and sunny day for Ketchikan. An ideal day for exploration!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Civil War Reenactment, Bog Day, Pet Expo & More}


Weekend ahead! Here are some picks for local family fun this weekend:

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cruising to Alaska

View of Alaskan mountains from Solstice of the Seas

With a climate different than that we grew accustomed to on our previous Caribbean cruises, we knew that a cruise to Alaska would definitely feel quite novel. However, we did not expect the route to Alaska to be as magical as it was. On our previous cruises, much of the scenery while sailing consisted of crystal water in all directions. During our Alaskan cruise, we hugged the coast enough that we could make out land for much of the cruise. Certainly the views were even more magnificent once we reached Alaska!

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Recap of Waterford Balloonfest

Balloons lifting off at Waterford Balloonfest in Wisconsin

Last Friday, we headed up to Waterford, Wisconsin for their 6th Annual Balloonfest. With spectacular weather, watching brilliant balloons dot the sky ushered in the perfect cap to a summer day.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

24 Hours in Seattle

Seattle city view from Kerry Park

After our visit to Tacoma, we spent about day visiting Seattle between brief visits before and after our cruise to Alaska. We were able to see some of the more iconic attractions of Seattle in a short amount of time and even had a little time to spare to sit and relax.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Degustabox Review & Giveaway {7/22/16}



**Disclosure: I did receive a complimentary Degustabox to bring you this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Summer is always a time of fun surprises! So, this is the perfect time to receive a box full of goodies! This month, I received a box from Degustabox full of an array of food items to check out. Degustabox is a monthly subscription box service introducing recipients to 10-15 food items per month, many of which are not currently on the market. The items are actually full size rather than sample sizes, so you get a better understanding of the product. Of course, we were quite intrigued when our box arrived and could not wait to open it.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016