We were overwhelmed by the vastness of Alaska and were struggling to put together an itinerary. Luckily, we found Joe and Traverse Alaska… he asked questions about what was most important to us, what sort of experience we wanted and personalized the trip for us. It turned out to be everything we wanted, a few things we didn’t know we wanted but loved, and probably the best experience we have ever had.
The diversity of our experience could not have been accomplished without Traverse Alaska. We began our adventure in Anchorage, spent several days in Denali, and then headed to Seward to wrap up the trip. Sounds simple enough, but Joe made sure that we got the most out of each segment, and most importantly, tailored everything to our vision.
The value of the local connections Traverse Alaska has cannot be underestimated. The accommodations allowed us to see a more authentic and intimate version of Alaska, far from the cruise ship crowds. We got a taste of ‘local’ life and the amazing tapestry of Alaskans.
The hiking was amazing, and Joe was an unbelievable resource. It was incredibly educational, but in the fun sense because of his passion… sort of like a narrated version of Wikipedia with your favorite professor.
After listening to our background and interests, Joe suggested a pack rafting excursion. There are really no words to describe how much fun it was… easily the best time we have ever had on water, and rivaling a powder day in Utah.
In Seward, Joe set us up with an amazing experience – staying in yurts on a private island. Again, unbelievable, incredible… I am running out of adjectives. We kayaked with sea otters, past spawning salmon, and to a waterfall. This was a perfect example of where we gave Joe some direction on what we wanted, and he blew us away.
If you are like us, you want to maximize your vacation time and have a truly unforgettable experience. Traverse Alaska takes that concept and delivers beyond your highest expectation.