We start our big trip to Alaska in less than a month now.  So much still to organise before we go. I always really love the planning and looking forward bit of a trip though.  Sometimes, I think the looking forward and then re-living the memories when you get back are as much fun as the actual trip itself?!

 
The variety is the most exciting thing about this trip: Seattle – city break Anchorage – a different city; Alaskan railroad train to Denali National Park; 1 night outside the park 1 bus a day into the wilderness (must be sure to be on time for that!);  3 nights in the Alaskan Wilderness; 5am bus back to park outskirts; a Panoramic bus trip back to Anchorage; Train to Whittier; Cruise for a week aboard the Sapphire Princess through Hubbard Glacier, Glacier National Park, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and finish in Vancouver.  The variety is the most exciting thing about this trip: Seattle – city break Anchorage – a different city; Alaskan railroad train to Denali National Park; 1 night outside the park 1 bus a day into the wilderness (must be sure to be on time for that!);  3 nights in the Alaskan Wilderness; 5am bus back to park outskirts; a Panoramic bus trip back to Anchorage; Train to Whittier; Cruise for a week aboard the Sapphire Princess through Hubbard Glacier, Glacier National Park, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and finish in Vancouver.  
 
 
So, having spent a full week-end back in October 2012 making all the arrangements for the different legs of our trip, I am now left with just the “finishing touches” – and there are a still a number of those: Sort out VISA waiver – ESTA approval – www.london.usembassy.gov Plan days in Seattle and Anchorage – just how much can I realistically squeeze I? Plan cruise excursions Order currency Trial pack – luggage restrictions are daunting for a trip with this much variety! Book parking at Heathrow – wish there was a better way of getting there than driving yourself?! Visit doctor for mosquito medications – allergies are SO annoying! Buy a good torch – there are no lights in the Alaskan wilderness!
 
I will be sharing my highlights via this blog as I travel – wi-fi connections permitting, so, watch this space!

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