There are two ways to go to Alaska, take a cruise from USA or Canada or either take a plane to an Alaskan city and explore the rest by water transport. The cruise is slower than water transport but it has its own perks. A cruise is an elitist statement and it is a mini vacation with unlimited free food. Going by flight saves time and you get to spend more time on the Alaskan cities. Also, you can plan according to yourself, on the cruise, you will have to do everything according to the itinerary set by the cruise people.
After hitting the gym and having breakfast, I’m all geared up for the new day. I am told that we had entered Alaskan waters during the night and will be docking at Ketchikan for a large part of the day. It’s a pleasing little town with Alaska’s state flower, the forget-me-not in full bloom. On the scenic Creek Street, I wander through some historic places, such as the Totem heritage center and Tongass museum. Another quaint little place worth exploring around here is Dolly’s house museum, filled with antiques, old photographs, and secret caches.