No matter what you are thinking of doing this summer, you should put Childs Glacier, one of Alaska Magazine's top sightseeing destinations, on your list. Usually accessible by a short drive from Cordova, down the Copper River Highway, the glacier and famous Million Dollar Bridge are not currently accessible by car, but thanks to two local guide services, an airboat and a six-passenger, enclosed ATV, a day at the glacier is still possible.

After two years of just thinking about it, last week I went for it, and it was perhaps one of the most memorable days in ten years of living here.

Read more: Trip of a decade to Childs Glacier near Cordova, Alaska