There are many perks to a summer-style getaway; cocktails by the beach, ocean swims and a glowing tan, to name a few.
But while a trip to the Italian coast will always be incredible, there's a cooler destination that we're booting to the top of our travel bucket list: Alaska.
Home to some of the world's greatest natural spectacles, Alaska will make for an adventure of a lifetime. There's gigantic glaciers, cheeky sea otters, delicious seafood and enough adventure sports to impress even the biggest of adrenaline junkies.
Don't believe us? Check out these amazing pics and see why Alaska is becoming the latest holiday hotspot.
Nope, it's not a green screen! There's no shortage of Instagram-worthy backdrops in stunning Alaska.
Mother Nature is a real show-off in Alaska. Make sure you don't miss anything and book one of Princess Cruises' Alaskan Tours – their perfected itineraries are award-winning and pack in everything Alaska has on offer, including these monumental glaciers.
There's no better place to reconnect with nature; zipline or hike through the region's lush greenery and surprising landscape.
It's not all extreme outdoors – this little guy proves that Alaskan life can be very relaxing.
You will fall in love with Ketchikan's colourful Creek Street and incredible collection of native American Totem poles.
Grab a paddle and explore the magical blue Valdez Glacier via kayak.
Check out Mendenhall Glacier with a sled tour by a group of friendly huskies.
If you're really lucky, you'll get to see the Northern Lights illuminate Alaska's starry skies – it's almost too spectacular a sight to believe!
Adventure-seekers will fall in love with everything Alaska has on offer, including its cascading waterfalls.
The sun-bathing seals will have you oohing and aahing. If this hasn't convinced you...
Prepare to be truly captivated by Alaska's undisturbed beauty.
See a grizzly bear in the flesh! Alaska's Denali National Park has 300-350 bears who love a good grassy roll around.
Visit the White Pass and see where Alaska and British Columbia meet.
Full of interesting history, Alaska is home to the abandoned Kennecott mining camp. You can visit the 14-storey mill and discover how copper was mined in the early twentieth century.
Imagine kayaking the clear Alaskan waters and one of the locals popping up to say hi!
Did we mention there were hot springs? Make sure you pack your bikini for the Chena Hot Springs.
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