As connected as we are in the age of social media, we as humans are completely disconnected. I love that travel presents an opportunity for people to put their fast-paced, “connected” world behind them and build true, deep connections to themselves in experiencing new landscapes and make life-changing memories. Serving as a brand ambassador to fulfilling your wanderlust as the Host of my luxury lifestyle show ‘Travel Time with Linda’, I recognize travel as the ultimate platform to make meaning happen in your life.
While most of the “bucket-list destinations” I feature are outside the United States, I made the exception to showcase America’s “Last Frontier”. The “Call of the Wild” was beckoning to be explored and it’s as exotic as you can get without a passport.We featured some of the most epic, “going to the nectar of your being” once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Alaska.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.
Just a short, scenic float plane ride we arrive to 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, it’s the ideal glamping “home base” escape to stay at natures doorstep and experience Alaska at its finest.Built between the trees, preserving as many natural features of the land as possible, I enjoyed the quiet solace and privacy of my lakefront cozy log cabin with its spectacular waterfront view. Providing a front row seat to Alaska’s diverse wildlife in its natural habitat, each morning I would listen to the sounds of birds chirping, starting my day with a cup of joe lounging on my private deck while endangered eagles soar past and friendly otters swim by to say “hi”. A relaxing base camp for adventurers, each day we filmed a plethora of adventure activities to feature on the show as Stillpoint Lodge offers an all-inclusive activity package just brimming with one-of-kind curated custom itineraries of action- packed expeditions.Flight-seeing, Fly Fishing, Glacier Kayaking, Tide-pooling with the naturalist and my personal favorite; Bear viewing.
After an adventurous day was the perfect balance of health and wellness therapies. Yoga, massage and I enjoyed immensely my daily walk on the path of labyrinth to reconnect to the present moment and awaken my senses.
At night in the main lodge, delicious family-style dinners and happy hours awaited our group as we devoured the fresh, hand-picked selections from the organic garden, while each guest recounted their adventure packed day.
With no televisions whatsoever on the property, being disconnected allowed us to connect with each other.With no televisions whatsoever on property, being disconnected allowed us to connect with each other.I have fond memories of sharing tales with the CEO seated to my right, then playing an active game of keep away with his grandchildren. Eating s’mores by the campfire while listening to songs played on the guitar by manager by day and folk singer by night, Beka Thoning. Back in my cabin each evening, I would fall into bed listening to the voices of nature soothing me to sleep and dream of connecting to the next day’s jaw dropping vistas and wild coastal plains all beckoning with endless possibilities to explore.
Linda Cooper is an award-winning TV Host, Producer and Writer serving as a brand ambassador to worldwide travel on her national luxury lifestyle series “Travel Time with Linda” and as a contributor to several lifestyle and travel publications.Linda Cooper is an award-winning TV Host, Producer and Writer serving as a brand ambassador to worldwide travel on her national luxury lifestyle series “Travel Time with Linda” and as a contributor to several lifestyle and travel publications.Over the years, her specialty areas of focus include the travel,lifestyle,luxury, food/wine, fitness,and retail shopping. Click here To read more about Linda Cooper and her travel adventures