I mentioned in Whittier | Portage Glacier Hike that I’ve hiked to Portage Glacier more than a few times. It’s beautiful, it’s great, it’s serene, yada yada, yada yada… But until yesterday, I had never kayaked to Portage Glacier!
Disclaimer: If you’ve never been to Whittier or don’t have access to a kayak, you should still pay $13 to get through the tunnel, drive around the tiny town, do the Portage Glacier hike, and eat some delicious crab cakes once you get back (We explain this to tourists all the time. It’s worth it!). But… if you’ve been to Whittier more than a time or two or are looking for a great kayaking experience, kayaking to Portage Glacier is the better option!
“But Kortnee, why is it the better option?”
I’ll tell you!
This is me worried that the charter boat is going to run us over.
Look at those falls!
My sweet hubby. I should mention that he too picks kayaking to Portage Glacier over hiking. If both of us agree that it’s a better experience, that’s saying somethin’!
If you’re in Central Italy and can’t get to the Amalfi Coast, visiting Cinque Terre is a must! The buildings are beautiful, the water is clear, and the hiking is worth it!
Aaron and I try getting in a hike everywhere we go. Not because we both love hiking, but because we both enjoy getting away from tourists and being out in nature.
Before beginning the hike we took a quick tour of the tiny town of Vernazza.
We ended up stopping at Lunch Box to load up on some carbs before our journey; one of Trip Advisor’s #1 good eats in Vernazza. The paninis did not dissapoint.
The hike from Vernazza to Monterosso took about 1 1/2 hours with beautiful views of the ocean and lemon trees! In order to access the hike, you have to pay 3.00 euro at an information booth just before the ascent.
On the descent you begin to see views of beautiful Monterosso.
Once we got to Monterosso we ditched looking around the town and jumped right into the water. Unfortunately, we had some trouble relaxing-jelly fish were everywhere!
In Rome, we ran into another couple who said they made it to Cinque Terre the day before us, but it rained the whole time! We felt lucky to get perfect weather and beat the rain!
In all honesty, we didn’t find that there was a whole lot to do within the towns of Cinque Terre besides eating and shopping. So, if we hadn’t hiked, I don’t think we would have enjoyed ourselves as much!