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About PittsburghNative

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Miami, Florida
  • Interests
    Anything on the water! (Cruising, kayaking, jet-skiing, boating)
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity and Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Kauai, HI | Maui, HI | Skagway, AK

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  1. I LOVED the zip line! You can hear my nervousness before being released 😂 you don’t grasp how high you are until you are sitting in the harness. It’s one of those “once in a lifetime” experiences. Also, the foneleash worked great! I think my iPhone would have been fine without it, but I didn’t want to take any chances, especially with how fast you go.
  2. I wanted to give an update on what I used to help others in the same situation. I used my iPhone XR, and to make sure it didn’t fly away, I bought this product on Amazon... 87C55B30-9E59-4D87-88B8-368C3717D8A1.MOV
  3. Thank you! I have the iPhone XR. The only editing I did is I used an app to make the photos more vibrant in color. I’m pasting the app I used...I highly recommend it! Also, you can upgrade to “Pro Editor” in the app, or use “Classic Editor” for free, which is what I used for these photos.
  4. We went with them in May and they were AWESOME! I believe they are the #1 rated tour in Juneau according to TripAdvisor.
  5. Thanks for those that gave awesome tips in response to my question! My Alaskan cruise was one month ago and the only time I wished I had a camera other than my iPhone was when I did a whale watching excursion. I would have loved to get a closer shot of the whales’ flukes. Also, I used my iPhone to video the ZipRider excursion in ISP and it came out great! I did buy a product on amazon to wrap my iPhone around my wrist to ensure it wouldn’t fall. Here are some photos I took on my iPhone to show it really can act as your sole camera if you wish to not bring an actual camera...
  6. Here is a photo to give you an idea (part of the track is cut off but it’s a large track)
  7. Supposedly Uber isn’t allowed in Alaska (at least that’s what a taxi guy told me). We had to do everything through the local cab service all throughout Alaska, which added up very quickly.
  8. You’re welcome! 😊 I’m sure you both will have a great time.
  9. The dogs were very content. They are bred for this sport. From what I was told, the dogs are owned by those who participate in the Iditarod. They stay on the glacier during the off season to train. While waiting for the helicopter to take us back, once they heard the sound of the incoming helicopter with the next participants, they began to bark like crazy as they know they were about to have fun. When we were waiting for the “go” signal while on the sled, the dogs would try and run, so every time we stopped, the musher would have to put a stake in the ground to prevent them from running. I’m
  10. There were two helicopters, including mine, that carried 5-6 people each to the camp. When we got there, they divided everyone into 3 groups. They divided people by singles and those traveling together. It never felt crowded. Once in those groups, those people were asked to either stand on the second sled at the back, sit down in front of the person standing, or sit in the first sled behind the dogs in front of the musher. Everyone took turns switching places to get the chance of mushing (which was super cool!). I felt they gave us plenty of time dogsledding. There wer
  11. I booked direct with TEMSCO and saved $100. I just did the tour two weeks ago. The staff are FANTASTIC! The tour was a once in a lifetime experience and I highly recommend it!
  12. It was AMAZING. I will say I was slightly terrified before being released. You don’t grasp how high you are until you’re right there, but it’s totally worth the $ !!!
  13. I just did this tour last week. There was no climb, however, the trail getting to the ZipRider is pretty steep going downhill. It’s maybe a 2-3 minute walk depending on your pace.
  14. Same to you!!! We lucked out! This was our first Alaska sailing. How about you?
  15. YES! The ship was amazing, the crew treated us like royalty, the ports had fantastic weather...it really was a trip of a lifetime! I’ll be finishing my trip report by the end of the month 😊
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