It’s so rare in this day and age to be in a place that feels truly untouched by modern civilization. Cruising through Alaska, I’ve gotten a taste of what it’s like to be surrounded by mother nature in it’s most true and honest form.
There’s good reason for Alaska’s nickname “The Final Frontier”. Just being here feels like I’m in the last place left on earth that has yet to be taken over by modernization and industrial destruction. Cruising along it’s coast, you can imagine the days when all that inhabited the land were natives in hollowed out log canoes, fishing and making a living in the most primitive means imaginable, wearing and using tools made from the most basic elements of the life around them and revering every aspect of nature for its pure beauty and magnificence.
I hardly ever write without a tinge of sarcasm but when it comes to this majestic place, it’s hard to be anything but in utter awe of the land. Walking on glaciers that have been around for all of earth’s changes, witnessing bears and other wildlife in their natural habitats and sailing along with a pod of orcas playing in our wake is just a sample of the incredible sights and experiences we’ve shared in our Alaskan summer thus far. Even the people of Alaska seem to walk and talk with genuine appreciation for the land they call home.
I can’t imagine traveling around this stunning place any other way. I know that I’m lucky to be having the experiences I am in general, but it’s places like Alaska that make it extra special. I get to see the land that most people don’t get to see; the places cruise ships won’t take you and plane rides won’t let you touch. I will forever be grateful for this experience and urge anyone reading this to find a way to immerse themselves in the place that truly deserves the title ‘The Last Frontier’.