The Marriage Adventure

My husband and I have only been married for one lucky year, but it feels like a lifetime from my twenty-five-year-old eyes. We dance around life in harmony together as we prioritize different things, relearn each other's love language, or screw up the laundry. I think one thing that keeps us ticking is that we're good at forgiveness. We're good at laughing things off. And we're definitely good at traveling.

We decided to debut our married adventure life by taking an Alaskan, Royal Caribbean cruise honeymoon. 'Til death do us part.

Embarking on this adventure felt like stepping into a postcard. Towering glaciers, their icy bodies etched with the stories of millennia, rose majestically from the emerald waters. We explored the shorelines of the West as we spiked our way up Meade Glacier. Alaska is a magical place. We pooled our excursion money together and took the untamed expanse in while riding something called a helicopter. We also walked from distillery to brewery as my husband asked about their stories. We learned about the traditions woven into the land and their unique journeys leading them to this historic saloon.

Cruising into Enchantment

If you're looking for an adventure that will leave you breathless, a journey that will stir your soul, and memories that will root your marriage in magic, embark on an Alaskan cruise. This is more than a vacation; it's a chance to fall in love with the world, with yourself, and with your partner, all over again.

Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Time it right: Cruise season runs from May to September, but the shoulder seasons (May-June & September) offer pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and better deals.

  • Choose your vessel: Large ships offer diverse amenities and activities, while smaller ships provide a more intimate experience and better access to remote areas.

  • Pick your ports: Decide which destinations are most important to you, considering their unique offerings and proximity to glaciers.

  • Shore excursions: Research and book tours in advance, especially popular ones like whale watching or glacier hikes.

  • Pack wisely: Layers are key! Be prepared for sunshine, rain, and chilly nights. Pack waterproof gear, hiking boots, and binoculars.

  • Respect the environment: Leave no trace, be mindful of wildlife, and support local businesses that prioritize sustainable practices.

Adorn your Walls with Alaskan Art

Lastly, take a gander into your own "postcards" for beautiful frames of Alaskan mountains and glacial landscapes. Choose from an array of abstract and detailed options that bring a whole new perspective to the largest state of the United States.