I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Rebecca, a travel blogger based in the USA. She blogs at Tattling Tourist .
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” , fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
I started traveling after a break up. I decided to put a “bucket list” together of all the things I wanted to do in my life before I settled down. About a year into the list, I met my husband. So, we work on my now never-ending bucket list together.
My family and I went to Englewood, Florida EVERY December for a couple weeks at Christmas. My mom would make a big Christmas tree out of felt and hang it on the wall for us to have presents under on Christmas morning. I remember my sisters and I floating out in the ocean so far that my parents were little dots on the beach. I would NEVER do that now! I’ve watched way too many Shark Weeks on TV!
We travel somewhere every month, but our most recent big trip was to Alaska for our 3rd anniversary. We started in Seattle, took the Cascades train to Vancouver, left for a 7- day cruise from there, then headed towards Denali.
We have an anniversary tradition in which I wear my wedding dress and we take pictures in a different destination. This year, we chose Alaska and flew into the Chugach Mountains onto Colony Glacier. Landing on the snow covered glacier on a seaplane was pretty interesting! It was hard to see what was the ground and what was the sky!
My favorite holiday, so far, was the first trip that I went on with my husband. We went on a Caribbean cruise (my first!) and had so much fun with the whole experience and different excursions. It’s such a great way to travel; waking up to explore a different destination every day. It was so fun getting to experience traveling with someone who loved it as much as me!
My favorite travel destination has to be anywhere in Alaska! It’s my new favorite state! I’ve been in the summer and winter and loved them both. In fact, I travelled to Fairbanks when it was -60 degrees F and got in a bathing suit! Of course, I got in the Cheena Hot Springs, but I still had to get out! It was so cold that even my eyelashes and frizz on my hair frosted over!
There’s so much to do but I definitely recommend a cruise in mid/late August. It’s the perfect way to experience the areas that are only available via plane or ship. Upon debarkation, make your way to Denali National Park and take the tour through the park. Then, head up towards Fairbanks to see the Northern Lights! It’s one of the most magical things I have ever seen!
My husband, Chris, is my favorite travel companion. We both work full time jobs, so when we travel, it is fast paced to see as much as we can in a small amount of time. He’s the only one that can keep up! Plus, he enjoys reading all the informative signs along the way and not many people I travel with take the time like we do to read every sign like the nerds we are!
My iPhone. I can make videos of my trip, take pictures, or do research about a destination. It comes in handy for so many things! Like using the GPS when I get lost. I get lost following people. True story! So, the GPS is a God send!
Plan ahead. You don’t have to stick to a schedule, but research your destination. There’s plenty of places I have visited cheaper because I researched the options. Also, some places require advance reservations and you can’t just show up at the spur of the moment.
Thank you, Rebecca , for sharing your fascinating travels with us!
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales”, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
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