Juneau offers some incredible outdoor adventures, but it can be hard to find budget-friendly options. Whale watching and glacier tours tend to set you back at least $100, so what’s an outdoorsy traveler to do? Take the Mount Roberts Tramway up to the top of Mount Roberts to enjoy an incredible view. Plus, the mountaintop is home to a nature center and raptor center, where you can hang out with an actual eagle. Tickets cost $33.
When you get back down to Juneau, grab lunch at Pel’Meni. This hole-in-the-wall spot offers delicious and warming Russian dumplings, and a dozen of them will only set you back a few bucks. It’s cash only, so bring $10 just to be safe!
So far, you’ve spent about $58. If you’re feeling energetic after lunch, take a hike on Perseverance Trail, a three-mile loop that’s not too strenuous but will take you past the site of the original gold rush. Another afternoon stop is the Alaska State Museum, where admission is only $5 and you can leisurely take in some of Alaska’s amazing history, though it is currently closed for renovations until 2016.
For dinner, head to Hangar on the Wharf for some fresh seafood. The cost will likely eat up your remaining $38, especially if you have a drink, but it will be worth it to enjoy the views of the water while enjoying the best local seafood on offer. There are non-seafood options as well, but fish, crab and other from-the-water specialties are what this favorite spot is known for.
Unless you’re flying business or first class, trying to fall asleep in an upright position in a plane’s economy class is nothing short of challenging and often extremely uncomfortable. To ensure you have a restful flight and show up to your destination at least somewhat coherent, follow the tips below.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
As spring comes around in full force, people opt for a lighter coat that can protect them from the wind and rain of the season. In the beginning, there are still cold days to get through, but, as the weather shifts, it becomes more unpredictable with bouts of rain and sunshine. This unpredictable weather can make it hard to know how to dress properly, but it’s always a safe bet to own a couple light and versatile jackets to get through the season. Lightweight coats don’t need to be expensive to be effective. Many buyers will opt to buy less expensive coats because they don’t get used often. However, any coat purchased for spring weather will also be useful in the fall.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.