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Alaska, Alaska Living, Alaska Photography, SSTravels, Things to Do in Alaska

April 22, 2016


Everything about Homer, Alaska is amazing!

As I said in Part 1, Homer is known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of Alaska,” and it’s  such a darling town! Surrounded by mountains and beaches,  it’s got the best of both worlds! So whether you’re a beach lover/beach bum like me or someone who loves the mountains…also like me, this town is definitely for you! It’s DEFINITELY not the type of Alaska most people think about.

Visiting Homer, Alaska | Sachel Samone Photography | Fine Art Women's Portraiture-11

Not too long after having an amazing moment with a bald eagle, we came across two moose who were apparently NOT afraid of humans! They seriously walked right past us as if we didn’t exist! Between the eagles and moose…it was AWESOME!


Visiting Homer, Alaska | Moose in Alaska

The next day, we went to check out the local winery, which if you know me, know I’m all about! I love traveling and tasting different wines and I have to admit, when we stumbled across Bear Creek Winery, I didn’t know what to expect. After all, who thinks of wine when they think of Alaska??

Visiting Homer, Alaska | Sachel Samone Photography | Fine Art Women's PortraitureVisiting Homer, Alaska | Sachel Samone Photography | Fine Art Women's Portraiture

Bear Creek Winery is a local (which I LOVE!) fruit-based winery. With wines made with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, gooseberries and rhubarb all the berries are harvested right here in Alaska and I have to admit…they were pretty darn good!! Because I love a good glass of Cabernet, the Raspberry Rossa was definitely my favorite and though I’m not a white wine girl, the Alaskan Chardonnay definitely won me over! The regular raspberry was also very good and even won a silver medal at the 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Rochester, NY!!

Visiting Homer, Alaska | Bear Creek wineryVisiting Homer, Alaska | Bear Creek winery

Overall, Homer was beyond amazing! The scenery, the FOOD, the wine, wildlife and people definitely made my first trip incredibly special. This is a place I will visit time and time again! Sharing it with fellow wives and friends made the trip extra special. Seriously, turning this trip to Homer into a wives’ trip was one of the best things ever! Not only did we make some amazing memories, we strengthened our bond as young wives, got some much needed girl time and most importantly we got some rest!! We all love our husbands, but there’s nothing wrong with leaving them at home sometimes!

Cheers to girls’ time and cheers to Homer, Alaska!

Visiting Homer, Alaska | Sachel Samone Photography | Fine Art Women's Portraiture-11

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