• Alaska - View from Ship


    YouTube: Alaska Vacation Part 3

    My 3rd and final YouTube video of my Alaskan vacation is now live! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve gotten home from vacation, but still I can’t believe we’ve now come to the end of my videos already! If you missed parts 1 and 2, you can find them here and here. This last video features highlights from days 9-12 of my trip. In this video you’ll see… we arrived in Juneau I took a helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier – my first time on a helicopter and on a glacier! Amazing experience. we arrived in Ketchikan and went on a boat ride and had a Dungeness Crab lunch at…

  • 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…