DESTINATION GUIDES

INSIDE PASSAGE ALASKA

BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT

 

It gets cold in Alaska, so the best time of the year to visit is May through September.  There are longer days that allow more time to take in the natural beauty.  It can still be cool, especially in the evenings, so plan to dress in layers and have a jacket with you.

 

KEY EXPERIENCES

 

  • Taking in the Natural Beauty of Alaska, such as Glacier Bay National Park.

  • The abundant wildlife, such bears, eagles and whales, all in their natural habitat.

  • Exploring the traditional Alaskan way of life, such as Lumberjacks, Salmon Fishing, Mining and Dog Sledding

 

THINGS TO DO

 

  • White Pass Railroad at Skagway

  • Bear watching at Neets Bay at Ketchikan

  • Dog Sledding Camp at Juneau

 

CULINARY DELIGHTS

  • Alaskan King Crab

  • Salmon – served as smoked salmon, cured salmon, salmon jerky and even sweetened salmon candy

  • Sourdough Bread – this bread is so popular that the word sourdough is now slang for a person who lives in Alaska.

 

FOR THE ADVENTURESOME

  • Go hiking on a Glacier.  This is the best way to see a glacier up close.  You can even choose to spend the night on a glacier if you are brave enough.

  • When taking the White Pass Railroad at Skagway, you can choose to take the train up the mountain, then exit the train and ride down the mountain on a bicycle.  Be warned that they will lead this tour rain or shine, so be prepared.

 

KEY WEST

BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT

 

The best time to visit Key West is between March and May.  The temperatures are in the 70’s and 80’s, it is not yet Hurricane season (June to November) and the Hotel rates are lower than during the Winter season.

 

KEY EXPERIENCES

 

  • Duval Street is the heartbeat of the island, with a collection of restaurants, shops, pubs, and attractions. 

  • Plan on driving to Key West on the Overseas Highway. Or better yet, have someone drive you so that you can watch the fantastic sites.  The highway is mostly 2 lane without great places to pass, so plan on taking it slow and don’t be in a hurry.  Enjoy the view!

 

THINGS TO DO

 

  • Key West Old Town Trolley Tour – A great way to explore Key West

  • Harry S. Truman Little White House

  • Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

  • Southernmost Point

  • Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters Museum – get a bird’s eye view of Key West!

CULINARY DELIGHTS

 

  • Conch fritters and conch chowder

  • Spiny Lobster

  • Key West Pink Shrimp

  • Key Lime Pie

 

FOR THE ADVENTURESOME

 

  • Try some of the water sports at Key West, which includes Snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing and scuba diving.

  • Charter a boat and have the captain take you to see the world under the sea, make sure to include a beautiful sunset cruise.

  • Rent a bicycle for the day and ride around the island.  You will see many things while moving at a slower pace than you otherwise would.  Be prepared to stop at all the interesting places that you will see.

 

AMSTERDAM

BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT

 

The best time to visit Amsterdam is mid March to late May.  This is when the tulips are in full bloom.  

 

KEY EXPERIENCES

 

  • Plan on visiting some of the world-famous museums and art galleries.

  • Take a ride through the canals and see the beautiful fields of tulips.  Enjoy the view!

 

THINGS TO DO

 

  • Climb the Westertoren

  • Attend a concert at the Concertgebouw 

  • Go bungee jumping over the IJ at the Faralda Crane Hotel 

  • Visit the  Rijksmuseum to see The Night Watch by Rembrandt

  • Anne Frank Story & Private 2-Hour Neighborhood Tour 

CULINARY DELIGHTS

 

  • Bitterballen 

  • Dutch Cheese

  • Stroopwafel 

  • Poffertjes 

 

Photography Hot Spots

 

  • Royal Palace 

  • Magna Plaza 

  • Reguliersgracht (Seven Bridges) 

 

13849 S Mur-Len Road, Suite A, Olathe, KS 66062

Ph: 913.538.1366

Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00

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