Holland America Zaandam: Alaska Cruise

To recap the earlier Alaska trip posts: We landed in Anchorage and traveled up to Denali National Park. Then, we took a bus down to Seward where we boarded our cruise ship. I’d only been on one cruise previously, a Norwegian Pride of America cruise of Hawaii. This time, we traveled on Holland America on […]

Alaska Trip: Denali National Park

After our long ride on the McKinley Explorer, we arrived at our destination: Denali National Park. Several hotels were situated just outside the park, all seemingly owned and operated by cruise companies. Here’s our Holland America-owned McKinley Chalet (Princess Cruise’s resort was just next door). The whole place looked very cabin-y, lodge-y. I liked it. […]

Alaska Trip: Train Ride to Denali

So, our Alaska trip had taken us on a flight to Anchorage. Our next event was a train ride from Anchorage to Denali National Park. Normally, I would skip my travelogue to the park itself. But this train ride was an event in itself: hours long, and passing such stunning scenery that I thought you […]

Alaska Trip: Anchorage Museum

*Thanks to Anchorage Museum for admission and for featured photo (and others as indicated). We spent a few hours of our day in Anchorage at the Anchorage Museum. The museum featured 5 stories of exhibits. Here are some quick facts about the museum: The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska. It’s one of […]

Alaska Trip: Anchorage

We just returned from an 11-day trip to Alaska — quite an undertaking, both the travel itself, and going 11 days without internet access! We flew into Anchorage. Anchorage Airport I guess I got ahead of myself a little. It was fun to see Alaska take shape from the air … Once we arrived, the […]

Holiday World Travel Tips

I’ve been visiting Holiday World for years — more than 40, I’d estimate, back since the place was known as Santa Claus Land, and was much smaller. In recent years, my dad hosts my sisters and our families for a fun day at the theme park most years. Our 2016 visit was this past week. […]

Chick-Fil-A Salad Container Upcycling

One of my favorite online partnerships is with Chick-fil-A. I love the company’s friendliness and its Christian values. Oh, and its food is pretty good as well 🙂 Recently, the Chick-fil-A moms group I’m part of issued a challenge: take a used, washed, Chick-fil-A salad container, and use it for something else. Chick-fil-A salads are […]