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Natalie Reinardy (@nreinardy)

BEST vacation EVER?

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One of my favorite trips was to Alaska a few years back. We flew in to Anchorage, got a car and headed up to Talkeetna for a couple of nights. We checked in to a scenic flight around McKinley and landing on a glacier for the next day and they had two openings left for the next morning. Words can not describe how incredibly that was to fly around. Weather was beautiful. We then drove toward the Kenai peninsula. We stayed in Homer Alaska a few nights. Took a half day Halibut fishing trip, husband wasn't a fan because he is not a fisherman, but I had a great time. The next day we had booked last minute a grizzly bear adventure where you fly in to this national park on the coast. They land the planes on the sandy beach and you walk amongst the bears feeding in the fields. That was an adventure of a life time. So incredible and exhilarating as you are in a group with 2 guides/pilots who can have no weapons except marine flairs to run off any rogue bear that gets to close to the group. One did but they manages to scare him away without shooting off the flairs. Got great pictures. We had brown bag lunches in the fields with them. That was a very expensive trip but we managed to get on as standby. He was in one plan and I the other. They had to weight us to make sure we didn't put the planes over weight limit being the last two on. Whew. Recommend that trip to anyone that gets to Alaska. The weather could not have been more cooperative when we were there and almost no bugs. Not what I was expecting after reading up on Alaska. Loved it.

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Sorry for the typos. I forgot to mention that we stayed in cabins for most of the trip which added to the experience.