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Our latest feature is a gorgeous Alaska travel story from film photographer Ashley Krombach. Here is more from Ashley about her adventure in Alaska…
Nearing the transition from summer to fall, my wife looked at me and asked, “Do you want to go to Alaska?”
Having been on my list for a while, I jumped emphatically at the opportunity, and our trip was booked later that night. We packed our bags, readied the house, and took off the following week. We didn’t really have a plan (common for most of our adventures), so we picked up our rental and checked into a hotel until the next morning. We had a few places in mind but allowed the days to take us where they wanted.
What unfolded was the dreamiest week wandering the cascading mountains, trekking glaciers, and falling asleep to the sound of the rain. Nearly every day, we were met with sleepy clouds pouring through the mountains like spilled milk, and my stack of exposed film rolls continued to grow. We found ourselves the most in love with the Kenai Peninsula and the little town of Seward.
A trip without a plan always leads to some of the best memories, like random breakfast spots where strangers become friends over a coffee and a burrito, impromptu pull-offs to watch the tides change as the moon begins to rise, or a last-minute flight change to stay one more night and be gifted a watercolor sunset over the pass. This trip was a tiny reminder of the joy of the in-between. The little moments where most of life happens.