Sometimes you sit down to write and don’t know where to start. There are days when the words just flow and others where you can’t even get your thoughts together. And today is one of them. I want to tell you about my fabulous trip I took to Alaska a while back. This blog is a lifestyle and travel blog, yet I find myself traveling and not writing about it. This is clearly a blogger fail. But better late than never, right?

A few summers ago I went on a Celebrity Cruise to Alaska. It was outstanding! If you follow the blog, then you know that I enjoy cruises. It’s one of the best ways to see the world when you don’t have a lot of time. Often times you can hit up several countries in just a week. But on this Alaskan cruise I just visited one state. And it was totally worth it.

I went during the summer and it was cold and rainy. I brought my rain boots and they were a life saver. So if you are planning to venture to Alaska during the summer months pack accordingly.

The ship left out of Seattle, Washington and made its way up the coast line. The trip was a few years ago so I don’t remember the order of the cities visited except that the 1st port was Ketchikan, Alaska.  We also visited Juneau, the Hubbard Glacier and Skagway where I got to go on a Gold Rush train tour. The last port of call was Vancouver, British Columbia. I looked up the Celebrity Cruises Alaskan itineraries, but it’s changed a little bit since I went.  It’s still worth a visit. Since my cruise was a few years ago. I don’t remember much so I’m just going to leave you with a highlight reel. I will say that I encourage everyone to visit Alaska if they can at least once. You don’t have to do it twice, but once is enough. It’s also a great trip to bring kids. They  will get to see whales, seals, other wild life and glaciers. It would be a fun and educational opportunity.

Ketchikan, Alaska skyline.
Ketchikan, Alaska skyline.


Alaska skyline
Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska


Travel Noire
Black girl traveling the world still doing black girl things hence the head scarf. I’m not messing up my hair!


Celebrity Alaskan Cruise
Tracy Arm Fjord


Black girl traveling Alaska. #Travelnoire
That’s me pointing to an Alaskan glacier.


Green and yellow train riding through the forest.
If you ever find yourself in Skagway, take the Alaska Gold Rush Tour. It was trip highlight.


Black girl next to a train.
Skagway, Alaska Gold Rush Train Tour


Canadian seaport.
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada seaport.


Traveling with natural hair.
Hanging out in Vancouver, British Columbia