The Traveling Steve's

Alaska

Flying to Seattle and taking the Amtrak Empire Builder Train Back!
Flying to Seattle and taking the Amtrak Empire Builder Train Back!

Flying to Seattle and taking the Amtrak Empire Builder Train Back!

Steve (DOS) and I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport on Monday night, in anticipation of our flight to Seattle on Tuesday. While we used to only stay at the Hyatt Airport when we had an early flight, as…

Skagway: Alaska’s Wild West and Gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush!
Skagway:  Alaska’s Wild West and Gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush!

Skagway: Alaska’s Wild West and Gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush!

The next stop on our 10 day Crown Princess Alaska cruise was Skagway. Skagway is traditionally our favorite stop on an Alaskan cruise; it reminds me of an old Hollywood wild west movie set with a wide main street (Broadway)…

Welcome to Icy Straight Point, Alaska!
Welcome to Icy Straight Point, Alaska!

Welcome to Icy Straight Point, Alaska!

Continuing on with our 10 day Alaska cruise on the Crown Princess, our next stop was Icy Straight Point. Of all the Alaska ports we stopped at, Icy Straight Point was the most unique in the fact that it is…

Welcome to the Capital of Alaska: Juneau!
Welcome to the Capital of Alaska: Juneau!

Welcome to the Capital of Alaska: Juneau!

We were in the Capital city of Juneau on a busy day cruise-wise, with a total of 5 ships docking there. Although our ship was docked at the furtherest pier, a complimentary shuttle bus took passengers the short distance into…

Windy Day at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska!
Windy Day at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska!

Windy Day at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska!

On Friday, our Crown Princess cruise ship sailed to and around Hubbard Glacier. Hubbard is the biggest of the glaciers visited by cruise ships, at over six miles wide and 400 feet in height, with another 250 feet beneath the…

Welcome Aboard the Crown Princess!
Welcome Aboard the Crown Princess!

Welcome Aboard the Crown Princess!

On Tuesday morning after having breakfast at the hotel, we checked out of the Hyatt Regency, and Uber’d the short few blocks to the Canada Place Cruise Terminal. We first dropped our luggage off with the porters, and brought aboard…

Labour Day in Vancouver!
Labour Day in Vancouver!

Labour Day in Vancouver!

We enjoyed our second and last day in Vancouver, starting with a nice buffet breakfast in our Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. We tried to sleep in a bit, but as we were now on the West Coast time zone,…

End of Summer and into Hurricane Season!
End of Summer and into Hurricane Season!

End of Summer and into Hurricane Season!

It’s the last day of August as I write this, and we’ve officially had our first name hurricane of the season in Florida: Hurricane Idalia. Hurricane Idalia seemed to form out of nowhere, meaning it happened and strengthened so suddenly,…

Happy New Year From The Steve’s!
Happy New Year From The Steve’s!

Happy New Year From The Steve’s!

I’m a bit behind in posting this year as it’s now already January 8th, 2023, so I’ll start by saying Happy New Year! I hope everyone is doing well, and am sending best wishes to all for a wonderful year…