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Alaska has to be one of the most beautiful states I have visited in the United States.
In front of Portage Glacier using my leopard pants to distract you from my sickly face 
I mean no offense to all the other 49 states (I'm looking at you, California).


I only got a tiny glimpse of this gorgeous state, considering that it is the largest state in the United States and it is more than twice the size of Texas (I'll admit I did not know that until I came on this trip). So yes, there is a whole lot to see and one of the main things that was on my to-do list (and bucket-list) was to see the northern lights, or aurora borealis.

Except I did not see the aurora borealis.

I was, however, greeted by rainy, cloudy skies and I also got really sick the minute I arrived to the airport. This was supposed to be my "last adventure" before my baby is born and it did not start off the way I was hoping. I've had many setbacks in the past during my travels, so I still tried to make the most of it. Nonetheless, Alaska still provided me with the most beautiful, scenic views I have ever experienced. 

I drove almost two hours in the rain from Anchorage to the Portage Glacier, which I think is a must-do especially if you have never seen a glacier up-close. The drive alone is definitely worth your time. I recommend going to the visitor center before heading down to the boat so that you can purchase your cruise tickets first, buy some souvenirs and a nice, hot drink. It was cold and rainy when I arrived, which felt more intense at the top deck. Luckily I had a rain jacket and they have some on the boat for those who do not take their own. As soon as I got my pictures for the gram I went downstairs for the rest of the cruise where it was covered and much warmer.

I also recommend stopping by the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see buffalo, moose and caribou up-close and personal. By the time I arrived to the AWCC, I was so exhausted that I did not want to go out in the rain to look at these majestic creatures. Instead, I snapped a few pictures from outside the conservation center. I felt bad that I was going to miss out, but my body felt so weak I just wanted to get to a warm bed and rest.

Beluga Point, Anchorage, Alaska

Right side of Portage Glacier in Anchorage, Alaska

Left side of Portage Glacier in Anchorage, Alaska


A lot of waterfalls can be seen during the Portage Glacier Cruise

View on the way from the Portage Visitor's Center to boat loading area

Buffalo at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

I really wish I had taken more pictures in Anchorage, but I was distracted by all the beauty around me. I also took a flight into the city of Fairbanks and got to visit a nearby town that I always thought was made-up! I'll post about that next!
What is your favorite state in the USA and why? 
Thank you for stopping by!

Much love,
PerlaGiselle




64 comments

  1. Amazing views, great pics!
    I'm following you via IG, keep in touch!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  2. Siempre tan hermosa!( You también puedo hablar un poco español jajaja. :D)
    Y por supuesto que te puedo ayudar con tu português. ^^
    Besoss y un buen dia para ti! <3

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  3. Wow, these photos are absolutely beautiful! Alaska is on my travel bucket list, and this post definitely makes me want to visit more! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Woooow Alaska looks sooo stunning ! definitely need to put it on my bucketlist!
    My uncle was just there and they were also sooo impressed.
    Great shots dear :) ♥

    xxx
    Tina
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    1. Yes! I really hope you can make it out there some day! thank you for stopping by!

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  5. Alaska is definitely on the bucket list- my pal just got back from a cruise up there and her pics were gorgeous, too! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. I would love to do a cruise out there! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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  6. Oh my gosh, it looks so fresh and open there - desperately wishing I could click my heels together and appear there too haha. You're such a natural beauty by the way girl!!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. You are always so kind! I hope you do get to go one day! You would take the most amazing pictures!

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  7. Such a mesmerizing place! Have a lovely day. xx

    Andreea,
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  8. Phenomenal place,I want to go there,cool pics ❤

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you get to visit some day!

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  9. Wow its absolutely beautiful!! i'd love to visit Alaska, i love nature
    so much *__* you seem like you had an amazing time there <3!!!
    I am following you on instagram as well!! do you have follower box in the blog? i cant seem to find it!!
    have a nice day hermosa! :D besos!!

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    1. Awesome! I need to add the follower box soon! I'll start working on it right away. Thank you so muc for stopping by and for your sweet comment <3

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  10. Wow look at all the beauty around. Such nice memories and experience here you had. Great shots!

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  11. What amazing photographs, it looks like such a beautiful place!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  12. Wow, amazing place!
    Too bad you could not see the aurora borealis :(
    Your look is beautiful and the photos too!
    Do you speak Portuguese well, do you have Brazilian friends? Already came here?

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    1. Awww you are always so sweet!
      I lived in Salvador, Bahia for about 4 months and I have some Brazilian friends, but none that live near me. :( I don't practice my Portuguese anymore, so I've been forgetting!

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  13. Beautiful place ;) I'm impressed.
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know.
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  14. wow! I'm adding it to my bucket list for sure! It's so beautiful!

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  15. I couldn't agree more dear. Easily one of the most picturesque places on earth. The serenity of nature is so beautiful. Lovely photos you have here dear. Thanks for sharing!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  17. So many states I would love to visit and Alaska is most definitely one of them! Beautiful photos xx

    Much Love
    Elegant Duchess xx
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    1. Yes! There are still many that I would love to cross of my list. Thank you!

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  18. I have never been to the US, so I don't have a favorite state. But Alaska would be on my list of places to visit too.
    Don't beat yourself up because you weren't feeling your best, growing a human is hard work!

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. That's so sweet of you! I really appreciate it! <3

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  19. How stunning! Alaska is a must visit... super gorgeous.
    My favorite state is Nevada. Love the city I live in!

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    1. Yes! Plus, you know all the good spots to take pictures! ;)

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  20. What a lovely trip before your baby is born! (Many congratulations by the way!) You got some great shots of Alaska and I'd love to be able to visit! I'm quite jealous you have so many different states to visit in just a few hours!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, we have plenty of states to chose from! lol

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  21. Oh man, as I have just gotten back from Iceland, this is sooo reminiscent! It literally looks so identical. Gorgeous photos lady!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. Awww I miss Iceland! Thank you for stopping by! <3

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  22. Such beautiful pictures. I have never been to the US before so hard to say my favorite state but I would love to see Hollywood someday so I guess California it is.Lovely post.
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    1. California is a great option! There is so much to see here! Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  23. I would love to visit, the place looks so beautiful. I love love your pregnancy style. You look so chic. Kisses!

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    1. It really is beautiful! Thank you! You are too kind!

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  24. I've never been to Alaska, so I appreciate you sharing your experience and those gorgeous photos! It looks so peaceful and relaxing. I'll definitely have to visiting to my bucket list. Thanks again for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. I really was beautiful! I hope you get a chance to visit someday! Thank you so much for stopping by <3

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  25. I've never been to Alaska, but I'm dying to go! It looks absolutely insane - right out of a Planet Earth documentary ;)

    xx www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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    1. Lol.. I really appreciate the comment! Have a lovely day <3

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  26. Anchorage is so, so beautiful! I never went to Alaska, but it's on my bucketlist. Can't wait to read more about that made-up town! hehe
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    1. Yes! That is coming up on my next post! I've been taking a bit longer than usual, but it's coming! lol

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  27. Absolutely stunning pictures <3

    Serene XO

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  28. It's a shame that you weren't feeling the best, it looks like a lovely trip otherwise and you got some great photos! :)

    I hope that you are having a nice start to your week so far! It's a little colder here after a warm weekend but the rain is welcome :)

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    1. Awww thank you so much! I really hope you have a great week too! <3

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  29. Wow these photos are beautiful! Thank you SO much for sharing. I now have to add Alaska to my dream destination itinerary!

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  30. Such beautiful photos! It looks like you had a nice time!

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  31. Such beautiful views all around and your outfit is just perfect. Alaska is on my travel bucket list.

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