Will you be visiting Alaska in 2019 either on a cruise or a self-guided adventure? I recently did, and boy it was a difficult task in deciding what to pack. I had no idea what the Alaskan meaning of “cold” was, which left in a dilemma as to what to pack. I googled and googled and googled and all I could find was “layers”. The definition of “layers” wasn’t exactly clear, so I brought a lot of everything with me. Half of which I never wore. It was at that time that I decided that I would be making a fool-proof packing guide for adventures in Alaska, detailing what the adventurous person should be packing. That was six months ago. So better late than never.
The weather in Alaska can be very unpredictable. The best times to visit are the summer months, which are June, July and August. These are also the most expensive months. If you want to go for cheaper, then I recommend going on the fringe months of May and September, which is what I did. I have to warn you though, these months are also the rainy season in Alaska.
Does anybody else get as excited about a road trip other than me? It is one of my favourite things to do and boy did I just complete my best one yet!
The Canadian Rocky Mountains has always been near the top of my bucketlist, and I had recently booked an Alaskan cruise out of Vancouver, British Columbia. For weeks I debated whether or not to combine Alaska and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and cross two top destinations off my bucketlist. After much debating, I decided what the hell, let’s do this! Keeping in mind that I had never done a solo road trip of this magnitude before, I soon began to panic. I kept asking myself, what the hell are you doing??? It turned out that my desire to see the Rocky Mountains far surpassed my fears, so the research began. After all, it is the fear of the unknown that gets us everytime.