five days in alaska

keeping this one simple and sweet because alaska’s beauty truly speaks for itself. this august, zach and i spent five days road tripping around anchorage, denali national park, and sitka. alaska has an old charm, with sweet air, and stunning views which left us ooing and ahhing around every corner. it was quite autumnal in late august so we were able to get a head start on the cozy vibes, our favorite time of year! we spent our time staying in cute airbnb cabins, sipping apple cider while hiking to various lakes, and visiting wildlife sanctuaries. we loved these sweet small cities so much and will undoubtably return in the future. photos below along with a few of our favorite places we saw, explored, ate, and stayed. zach also made a real cute video, which i’ll link at the bottom of this post. enjoy and until next time. ↠ a

 
 

stayed at the coziest, quaintest little cabin in anchorage, called The Mayor’s Cabin, which is on Airbnb and honestly a really good price for the amount of space. we loved our stay here SO much and will 100% stay again next time we’re in anchorage. the interior details were just too good.

 
 

anchorage and denali national park were such autumn dreams. we loved just hopping in our rental car, driving around, and stopping whenever the view was just too good. some places we loved were Hatcher Pass, Denali National Park, and Eklutna Lake.

 
 

this last set of photos is from our time in sitka, a little fishing town in the southern part of alaska. sitka really exceeded our expectations and ended up being way more fun and charming then we imagined. we spent every day strolling the town’s main street and exploring a plethora of local lakes and hikes. a few gems from sitka — Fisheye Cafe (lots of plant based and organic food, though not a vegan restaurant by any means), hike to Heart Lake, Alaska Raptor Center, Harbor Mountain viewpoint, and Fortress of the Bear for exploring, as well as Galanin & Klein and Old Harbor Books for shopping. really loved this simplicity of this little town and would recommend as a weekend getaway. we did all we wanted to do in just two and a half days while still feeling relaxed. :)

 

watch our alaska video below — enjoy