My wife and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary with a cruise to southeast Alaska. We had a fantastic time seeing whales and glaciers and the amazing landscape of the islands that make up the Inner Passage. We were ridiculously pampered and our accomodations were absolute luxury.
I especially enjoyed our stop in Juneau, where I had great beer and halibut chowder at a restaurant called The Hangar. The city library was right alongside our ship, so we stopped in there when a light rain began to fall. I love libraries and visit them whenever we travel. The Juneau library had one of my western novels on the shelf, even though that book has been out of print a long time now. I've been an author for many years but still get a thrill out of seeing my books on other people's shelves. It never gets old.