Alaska is big and beautiful — loaded with glaciers, animal life, and snow-capped mountains — and visitors coming in droves to see it all. Sailing with Windstar Cruises, long summer days presented once-in-a-lifetime opportunities over and over again, from kayaking around icebergs in Tracy Arm Fjord, to watching harbor seals lounge nearby Aialik Glacier, to catching a ride in a helicopter in Juneau so you could go for a walk atop Mendenhall Glacier. As highlights from my time in Alaska show, Mother Nature has a knack for taking your breath away.
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