Cassie's trip
to Alaska

Follow Oddball Escapes as Cassie first takes a
cruise and then goes on a 10-day land adventure.

Choosing Alaska...

“Have you been there?”
“Well, I’ve completed my Alaska Expert training with Princess, but no, I haven’t been there yet.”

This is how most of my conversations start when it comes to helping people plan their travels to Alaska. And I know that it makes a HUGE difference to have first-hand experience. So, Alaska made it to the top of my list for places I must visit.

I’m headed to Alaska for three weeks in May-June of 2019! I first chose a 7-night cruise along the Inside Passage that includes all the must-see destinations, including Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau, and Glacier Bay National Park. The cruise is followed by a 10-day land tour, and I’m very excited for this itinerary! It includes a ride on the Alaska Railroad and we get out on a boat twice! Plus, it has many opportunities to interact with locals and see how people truly live in this wonderful state.

 I’m excited to experience Alaska, and can’t wait to talk to travelers about it.

And off we go!...
Cassie

The Itinerary

7-Night Cruise on the Royal Princess

10-Day escorted land tour

Travel starts May 24th!
Check back for updates on
each destination we visit.

Arrival to Vancouver
Friday, May 24th

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We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

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Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

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There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

embarking our cruise ship & enjoying a day at sea
Saturday & Sunday, May 25th & 26th

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We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

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Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

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There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

Ketchikan
Monday, May27th

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We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

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Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

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There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

Juneau
Tuesday, May 28th

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We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

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Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

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There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

Skagway
Wednesday, May 29th

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We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

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Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

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There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

scenic cruising at Glacier Bay National Park
Thursday, May 30th

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We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

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Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

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There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

scenic cruising at College Fjord
Friday, May 31st

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We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

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Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

heading goes here

There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

Saturday, June 1st
Cruise ends this morning in Anchorage.
I'm off to see the rest of Alaska on a tour tomorrow!

A recap of my cruise experience
with Princess Cruises

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I couldn’t ask for a more modern, spacious, and clean bus. Plus I got to sit up front one day, and witness that our driver was very good! 

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Pet lovers, you may need to move here! You can literally take your dogs anywhere – inside restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I even saw a guy wearing a dog carrier on his back! Crazy.

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Scooters everywhere! Especially in Genoa where lines of parking spots filled the streets.

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I couldn’t ask for a more modern, spacious, and clean bus. Plus I got to sit up front one day, and witness that our driver was very good! 

heading goes here

Pet lovers, you may need to move here! You can literally take your dogs anywhere – inside restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I even saw a guy wearing a dog carrier on his back! Crazy.

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Scooters everywhere! Especially in Genoa where lines of parking spots filled the streets.

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I couldn’t ask for a more modern, spacious, and clean bus. Plus I got to sit up front one day, and witness that our driver was very good! 

heading goes here

Pet lovers, you may need to move here! You can literally take your dogs anywhere – inside restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I even saw a guy wearing a dog carrier on his back! Crazy.

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Scooters everywhere! Especially in Genoa where lines of parking spots filled the streets.

from Anchorage to Valdez
Sunday, June 2nd

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I couldn’t ask for a more modern, spacious, and clean bus. Plus I got to sit up front one day, and witness that our driver was very good! 

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Pet lovers, you may need to move here! You can literally take your dogs anywhere – inside restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I even saw a guy wearing a dog carrier on his back! Crazy.

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Scooters everywhere! Especially in Genoa where lines of parking spots filled the streets.

cruise of Prince William Sound
Monday, June 3rd

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I couldn’t ask for a more modern, spacious, and clean bus. Plus I got to sit up front one day, and witness that our driver was very good! 

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Pet lovers, you may need to move here! You can literally take your dogs anywhere – inside restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I even saw a guy wearing a dog carrier on his back! Crazy.

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Scooters everywhere! Especially in Genoa where lines of parking spots filled the streets.

Delta Junction & driving to Fairbanks
Tuesday, June 4th

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We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

heading goes here

Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

heading goes here

There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

Fairbanks
Wednesday, June 5th

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We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

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Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

heading goes here

There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

Alaska Railroad & Denali
Thursday & Friday, June 6th & 7th

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We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

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Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

heading goes here

There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

heading goes here

We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

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Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

heading goes here

There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

Big Lake & Anchorage
Saturday, June 8th

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We are doing our river cruise with Viking, and their reps were waiting for guests to arrive at the airport just outside the doors into the arrivals area. It was very easy to spot them in their red jackets and backpacks. Plus we saw other river cruise lines picking up their guests, so if you include arrival transfers, they make it easy for you when you get to the airport and need a shuttle to your hotel (or ship).

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Look who’s here!!! 😀  For the first time in two weeks we get to see each other! And what’s the first thing on our agenda… drag him through Amsterdam to see the city even though he was tired from jetlag! A few hours of exploring in the late morning was enough before taking a short nap at the hotel in the afternoon. Jet lag is real! And this is how I suggest to get your internal clock adjusted.

heading goes here

There are 4 times the amount of bicycles in Amsterdam than cars, with over 880,000 bikes! So when they tell you to beware of the bikes while walking and crossing the roads, they mean it!  And the infrastructure is impressive, with bike paths next to nearly every road and sidewalk in the city (except for some of the smaller side streets along the narrow canals). Even when it’s cold and rainy, biking is their preferred method of transportation. 

Kenai Fjords National Park
Sunday, June 9th

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I couldn’t ask for a more modern, spacious, and clean bus. Plus I got to sit up front one day, and witness that our driver was very good! 

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Pet lovers, you may need to move here! You can literally take your dogs anywhere – inside restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I even saw a guy wearing a dog carrier on his back! Crazy.

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Scooters everywhere! Especially in Genoa where lines of parking spots filled the streets.

welp, that's it... we're flying home this evening
Monday, June 10th

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I couldn’t ask for a more modern, spacious, and clean bus. Plus I got to sit up front one day, and witness that our driver was very good! 

heading goes here

Pet lovers, you may need to move here! You can literally take your dogs anywhere – inside restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I even saw a guy wearing a dog carrier on his back! Crazy.

heading goes here

Scooters everywhere! Especially in Genoa where lines of parking spots filled the streets.

My Experience on the Tour

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I couldn’t ask for a more modern, spacious, and clean bus. Plus I got to sit up front one day, and witness that our driver was very good! 

heading goes here

Pet lovers, you may need to move here! You can literally take your dogs anywhere – inside restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I even saw a guy wearing a dog carrier on his back! Crazy.

heading goes here

Scooters everywhere! Especially in Genoa where lines of parking spots filled the streets.

title goes here

I couldn’t ask for a more modern, spacious, and clean bus. Plus I got to sit up front one day, and witness that our driver was very good! 

heading goes here

Pet lovers, you may need to move here! You can literally take your dogs anywhere – inside restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I even saw a guy wearing a dog carrier on his back! Crazy.

heading goes here

Scooters everywhere! Especially in Genoa where lines of parking spots filled the streets.

title goes here

I couldn’t ask for a more modern, spacious, and clean bus. Plus I got to sit up front one day, and witness that our driver was very good! 

heading goes here

Pet lovers, you may need to move here! You can literally take your dogs anywhere – inside restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I even saw a guy wearing a dog carrier on his back! Crazy.

heading goes here

Scooters everywhere! Especially in Genoa where lines of parking spots filled the streets.

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