- That the weather changes dramatically.
- The deep dark colors – greens in the trees, greys in the clouds, blues/grays/greens in the oceans.
- Spongy ground
- Wildlife: bears, whales, seals, eagles, etc, etc
- Being outdoors and doing active things
- Yummy hearty food and seafood
- Long hours of daylight
- Quirky small towns where doors are left unlocked and people are friendly
- Ferries that offer free showers, and conveniences like towels, blankets, pillows, mattresses and a solarium to put up your tent!
- Ocean inlets and islands
But the ultimate best thing about Alaska?
- · Picking wild salmon berries and blueberries everywhere I walk
- · Putting a wild blueberry inside a wild salmon berry and eating! Yum!!!