Adventure. History. Wild, rugged nature. A trip to Alaska promises a range of experiences – from visiting frontier towns rich with colorful characters, to spotting wildlife and taking in some of the State’s most spectacular landscape.

As one of Travel & Leisure Magazine’s Celebrity Global Insider’s, I was recently invited aboard the Celebrity Solstice to take part in their 8-night Alaskan cruise.  We’re talking float plane adventures, traditional salmon bakes, vintage train rides and some quirky Klondike history, so it was a pretty hard offer to turn down so I eagerly packed my bags and hit the road. My trip began in Vancouver, where we sailed up through Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. It was an epic trip. If you look closely you’ll see my baby bump…love adventure travel when pregnant 🙂 Here are some of the highlights:

View of Tracy Arm Fjord.

Hopping into a float plane, just outside of Juneau.

In Skagway, I took a brothel tour called “Ghosts and Goodtime Girls.” Here, sassy Madams give guests a historical glimpse at the OTHER booming industry during the 1898 Gold Rush era … prostitution.

From Skagway, we traveled to our next port – Icy Straight Point. Located near the city of Hoonah, it’s the largest native Tlingit (clinquot) Indian settlement in Alaska.