You Can Book a Last-Minute Alaska Cruise for Half Price Right Now

Holland America Line is offering a huge deal to celebrate the summer solstice.

Photo courtesy of Holland America Line
Photo courtesy of Holland America Line
Photo courtesy of Holland America Line

The summer solstice-a.k.a. the longest day of the year-is less than a month away, and you might be already starting to wonder how to make the most out of it. May we suggest, for example, traveling? And maybe traveling somewhere cold where, thanks to the length of the day, you’d be able to take in incredible views for much longer than normal.

Well, if that sounds appealing to you, you’re just in luck-to celebrate the solstice, Holland America Line is offering over 50% off last-minute sailings to Alaska. Up until June 21, you can snag an Alaska Gulf sailing starting at just $329, and both the third and fourth guests sail for free (as long as you book an inside or ocean-view room). The sooner you book, the better too-guests who make their reservations by May 31 will receive up to $150 in onboard credits per stateroom.

Picture this: It’s literally the beginning of the summer, and instead of suffering the first waves of heat in the city, you’re surrounded by majestic ice structures and gorgeous blue-tinted landscapes. On the Alaska Gulf sailings, passengers can marvel at massive glaciers and they’ll get the chance to stop in and discover remote villages, including the tiny town of Whittier, which is home to incredible wildlife such as killer whales and bald eagles. Icebergs will be one of the highlights too, and travelers will get the chance to see three-story high ones while the ships cruise toward Hubbard Glacier.

For more information and to book your trip, you can visit Holland America Line’s website.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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