• Mendenhall Glacier - Hole

    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Details

    In this week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post, participants were presented with the challenge to look past the big picture and focus in on the “Details“. If you are a regular reader here at Life According to Jamie, you’ll know that I recently came back from a 12 day trip in Alaska. If you didn’t know, now you know! For this week’s challenge, I chose a photo from my trip to Mendenhall Glacier. After taking a helicopter to the glacier, we were able to walk around the glacier where I took the amazing opportunity to take lots of pictures and video. As you walk around there are some cracks…

  • Mendenhall Glacier


    Mendenhall Glacier via Helicopter

    One of the best things I did in Alaska was ride on a helicopter to Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. It was my first time ever being on a helicopter. Oh yeah, and on a glacier. On the Wednesday of my cruise in Alaska, we arrived in Juneau. Shortly after breakfast, we made our way off the ship to meet with our tour representative for the Mendenhall Glacier excursion. We were transported by coach bus to Temsco Helicopters where we watched a short safety video, put on shoe coverings (to walk on the glacier), and little packs around our waists which were life vests (because we would be flying over water). We…

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    Sights from the Ship

    It’s hard to believe that my time in Alaska is up! As this post goes live I’ll be getting ready to disembark the cruise ship and be shuttled over to the airport in Vancouver to fly home (though as I write this I still have 1 full day at sea left). It’s going to be a long travel day, not quite as long as when I came to Alaska because it will be a direct flight. But still with the travel time and time difference I won’t be home until late tonight. Today I’m going to talk about some of the sights I’ve seen from the ship this week. First…

  • Hubbard Glacier from Cruise Ship

    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Opposites

    Happy Friday! I can’t believe that when this post goes up, I’ll be on my last full day of my Alaskan vacation. For my regular readers, I hope you’ve been enjoying my travel posts. I still have plenty left to share! I mentioned last week that I hoped I would be able to use a picture from Alaska for this week’s photo challenge and the challenge was the perfect one for my travels – “Opposites”. Opposites aren’t that hard to find when you really look. You can be as literal or as metaphorical or symbolic as you want. I believe this photo I took a few days ago is a…