On the road to Valdez- the base camp before we set out for our 2 day kayaking trip. The highway was gorgeous. We passed glaciers, waterfalls and beautiful mountains. Once we got to Valdez, we checked into our sketchy hotel (it's a tiny town so what can ya expect), met up with our guide Tom to go over safety checks (including instructions on pooping- yes, I actually get to light my own toilet paper on fire!- which was actually quite exciting to me), and wandered around Valdez Harbour at sunset. Valdez was so beautiful. The mountains and the lakes... I could have been in the Alps.
I think I've been traveling all my life, whether it was tagging along with my dad on business trips to Austin, Texas, numerous yearly (sometimes twice) camping trips to Yosemite, the occasional Disneyland trip, and all sorts of road trips. I loved hiking and exploring with my mom, and tried to pass that on to my younger siblings as they grew up. I ended up going further as I got older- an epic three month backpacking trip through Western Europe as a graduation gift to myself, trips to Japan, New Zealand and Fiji with friends, weekend trips across the country, camping anywhere I can and even ... full info