As you may know, my wife and I recently returned from a visit to Alaska. What an amazing place! Glaciers and whale watching can’t become stale in the course of a week! Next time one of you are planning a trip there, please stow me away in your luggage!
In Michigan we are used to long summer days and long winter nights. In the northern reaches of Alaska that situation is far more exaggerated. For a period of time around the winter solstice Alaskans will not see the sun for days - perpetual nights. Let that sink in for a moment.