Dreamy Alaska Photo Diary

None of the images in this Dreamy Alaska photo diary can do justice to the state. Yet I’ll try to do my best to show some of the gorgeous sites of the Last Frontier.

Last updated: October 5, 2021

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Dreamy Alaska Photo Diary

Is it even possible to fall in love with a place just by looking at several photos depicting its cultural sites and natural landmarks? I’m certain, it is. This is how I came to know more and became fond of the Last Frontier. My obsession with Alaska started with a couple of photos in geography textbook and got stronger after reading Love of Life by Jack London.

A few weeks after I had perused that first story, the whole collection of novels (all about dreamy Alaska) by this amazing author, devoured within probably two weeks, opened a new, harsh, but such an alluring world of the 49th state of the U.S. Probably around the same time, I stared frequenting my local library in search of the books full of photos of pristine and dreamy Alaska.

While everybody wanted to go to Fiji or Hawaii, I dreamed only of Alaska and its picture-perfect landscapes and snowy mountains. My imagination took me to state’s small towns where everybody knew each other. I could see myself sliding on a sled pulled by strong huskies. Those mental photos of dreamy Alaska were way too beautiful to resist.

A few mouths ago, I finally visited Alaska and took thousands of digital photos of this remarkable place. Our trip could be considered spontaneous. Long Labor Day weekend was approaching. We had two options: to spend it in Vancouver, BC, or finally fulfill our dreams and explore the largest state of the U.S. Alaska won!

Meet Alaska

Two weeks later, sitting in the back of an airplane flying to Alaska seemed unreal. My husband and I couldn’t believe what was happening. In less than five hours, we finally met that dreamy northern state.

Did we have expectations? Yes and no. I think at that time, both of us were so excited, to the point that it felt that even the slightest disappointment could ruin the whole experience. So we tried to take it easy and keep all assumptions and wishes at the back of our minds without letting them influence our trip beforehand.

Yet all those efforts ended up in vain. Not because we failed miserably, but because photogenic Alaska surpassed all our subconscious hopes.

Dreamy, pristine, gorgeous, mesmerizing, alluring… The words simply poured out of my mouth the moment I saw the place of my childhood fantasies outside of Ted Stevens International Airport. The endless mountains with their peaks reluctantly finding refuge in thick clouds above, never-melting ice covers atop these massive formations, roadside lakes with crystal clear water… It was love from first sight.

Almost 2,000 photos that I took on that trip are just a tiny proof of my absolute obsession with Alaska, this gorgeous, dreamy state. One picture, though, is still missing here – a photo of me on those sleds with a group of frisky huskies pulling it. One day this will happen as well. As for now, I invite you to explore dreamy Alaska via this photo diary.

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT DREAMY ALASKA PHOTO DIARY

Early Morning Drive

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How you spend your morning determines the quality of your day. In our case, it was the whole trip. And we started it pretty well, kicking off our Dreamy Alaska photo diary with gorgeous sunrise near Anchorage.
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Luckily, Alaska boasts the longest day in the country with sunset way past 9:00pm at the end of summer.
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We left Anchorage for Seward early in the morning. Southern Alaska didn’t make us wait long before unveiling its dreamy sites just about a 10-minute drive from the biggest city in the state.
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And the first landmark that made it into this photo diary was the famous Alaska Railroad.
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The second destination worth mentioning in this Dreamy Alaska photo diary was Beluga Point. Even though a half-day Kenai Fjords tour was waiting for us in Seward, it didn’t seem right to skip this overlook during our early morning road trip from Anchorage to Seward.
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Pristine and dreamy Alaska
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Later Roshan saw a “camera” sign, clearly indicating that there was an observation point nearby. He followed it without thinking twice, and ta-da, look what we found. Not a bad spot to expand the Alaska photo diary.
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In Alaska, I became fond of the dreamy mountains and clouds. Any questions why?

Seward – The First Proper City in Our Dreamy Alaska Photo Diary

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Seward welcomed us with a few cute houses cozily nestled on the hills overlooking Resurrection Bay.
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The main attraction of this tiny city, though, was its harbor that accommodated more than 100 charter fishing boats and a small number of tour vessels.
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Seward is considered a gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Kenai Fjords National Park

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Even today, some areas of the Kenai Fjords area still carry prominent marks of the 1964 Alaskan earthquake.
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I always dreamed of seeing orcas in their natural habitat. Alaska made this dream come true. Although the playful mammals didn’t give enough time to capture them in all their glory, this Dreamy Alaska photo diary greatly benefited from their fins and heads poking out of the water.
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Another location in Kenai Fjords National Park that deserves special attention is Spire Cove. Some people regard it as the most beautiful place in the area.
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Isn’t Alaska dreamy?
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The second highlight of this Dreamy Alaska photo diary is Bear Glacier, the longest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.

Road Trip from Anchorage to Whittier

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Road trips across Alaska are the best ways to explore this dreamy state.
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Whittier. And it’s a wrap of our Dreamy Alaska photo diary.

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2 Comments

  1. Kanika Kalia
    August 20, 2019 / 10:50 am

    Beautiful Pictures.. Hope i m able to capture this beauty on my trip.

    • Zhanna
      Author
      August 22, 2019 / 4:01 pm

      I have no doubts about it. It’s simply impossible not to take good pictures in Alaska. The place is so beautiful.

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