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We are currently in Alaska on an amazing family vacation. One really unique aspect of this trip has been that fellow tourists and locals alike seem to really enjoy talking to each other. It’s sad, but on many trips, we don’t end up coming across many people who just want to chat about their travels. Here we have hardly seen a person who didn’t want to just stop and chat about where they’re going and where they’ve been. It’s different. It’s refreshing. It’s Alaska.
Many of the people we have come across are retired folks who waited their whole lives to take this trip. They saved thousands and waited years. I think that is fantastic, and Alaska is a great spot for those who are retired and can take their times exploring. However, another constant I have encountered is that these retired folks also all seem to say they wish they would have come to Alaska sooner.
My advice is don’t wait until you are retired to go to Alaska. This place is breath-taking, awe inspiring, beautiful, and every other positive adjective you could come up with. Those of us who know about miles, points, and travel deals don’t need to wait a lifetime to come to Alaska. Come again when you are retired, but Alaska is a spot you can also enjoy with a family now. It’s a spot you should enjoy now.
If you like the outdoors, mountains, streams, lakes, then bump Alaska up your “list”. You can thank me later. Actually, don’t thank me. Just send me a picture, and I’ll smile remembering how much we love it here.