While filming our Adventure Alaska episode, I showcased some of the most epic, “going to the nectar of your being” and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Seriously, I had to pinch myself each day in amazement with the content we were able to capture on the show. This locale is ideal for anyone who wishes to embrace luxury escapism and experience surreal adventure.
In Alaska, traveling by car is not always the best option, as much of the region has limited roads and trails, so often the best mode of transportation is by small aircraft. Just a short, scenic float plane ride, and I found myself where “rustic meets luxury” at the exclusive eco-luxe resort Stillpoint Lodge. Nestled on the edge of the wilderness at Kachemak Bay Park and the majestic, fairytale-like village of Halibut Cove, this was the ideal place to call home that is rustic yet chic.
A relaxing base camp for adventurers, Stillpoint Lodge offers an all-inclusive activity package just brimming with one-of-kind curated custom itineraries. Flight-seeing, fly fishing, glacier kayaking, and my personal favorite, bear viewing.
We got to playing peek-a-boo with thirty-odd bears up close and personal, expertly lead by our Alaska Ultimate Safari’s tour guide Kirsten Lee. My favorite moment by far was while filming the impromptu close of the episode, getting extremely close in proximity to three bears, then turning my back on them to deliver my lines to the camera as they casually lumbered behind me in the background. I could not believe my luck, because not only was this the perfect way to end the show, thankfully I was able to do it unharmed and in one take! This region has so much to offer the traveler who desires guided adventures, a fantastic lodge and unbelievable travel experiences with memories to last a lifetime.