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Birthday Alaska Cruise!

A birthday gift to my mom and me! We decided to celebrate our 30th and 60th birthdays with a small-ship cruise to Alaska. What an amazing adventure! It was the perfect mix of our interests, and such a fun way to ring in those big birthdays.

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Julia Kocubinski
We woke early this morning to motor back into Juneau. It was raining and grey, and you could barely see much of the town as we arrived to the port. But, we had spectacular weather during our trip, …
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Julia Kocubinski
Today is our last full day on the cruise, but we were not about to let a moment go by without fun and adventure. We woke early and went for a quiet, beautiful kayak. We were completely on our own, …
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Julia Kocubinski
Emily, the ranger from Glacier Bay National Park, joined us onboard for breakfast. She was to be our guest for the next couple days while we were in the park. The sky was partly cloudy, but we could …
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Julia Kocubinski
This morning we decided to go on a skiff ride with Vanessa before breakfast. It was just three of us and our naturalist guide, so we were able to see quite a lot, including another brown bear …
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Mom and I woke earlier than usual this morning and got in a kayak to explore a little more of the inlet together. We headed out towards the opening and saw a few mink running around on shore, tons of …
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Julia Kocubinski
This morning we woke and during breakfast, we motored towards Baranof Island where we spotted our first bear! As we were entering Red Bluff Bay through this tiny little entrance, Vanessa suggested we …
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Julia Kocubinski
We spent the night quietly anchored in quiet little bay called Wood's Spit, just south of Juneau, and woke this this morning to our first adventure. We were motoring up Endicott Arm towards Dawes …
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Julia Kocubinski
We woke this morning to a much quieter Juneau. There were no ships in port this morning, so we wandered the deserted streets and found a place to have breakfast. We dropped our bags off with the …
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Julia Kocubinski
We flew today from Missoula, MT to Juneau. The Juneau airport reminded me a lot of our hometown airport, small, quaint and fully functional. My mom and I were on one of our many mother-daughter trips …

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