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Go behind the scenes in Alaska with Natalie for TODAY Takes Off

July 10, 2014 at 9:58 AM ET

Natalie sure is racking up frequent-flier points! The TODAY anchor was in Brazil last week covering the World Cup, and this week she's in Alaska — exploring glaciers, rivers and shoe stores in its capital city, Juneau.

Video: Beginning a journey to some of America’s most iconic landmarks, Natalie Morales goes to Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. About 400,000 people from around the world visit the site yearly.

Along with producers Paul Manson and Ray Farmer, Natalie shared highlights from the trip on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, making those of us stuck in New York utterly jealous (and hot!).

She even shared the tears she shed when Brazil lost to Germany in Tuesday's "crushing defeat."

Take a look at our favorite photos from behind the scenes:

Natalie Morales: Coming in for a landing on top of Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, AK with some of our NBC crew.

Natalie helicopter
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Natalie Morales: Me vs the Glacier.. Who wins? Did a little ice climbing on Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau ... I'll have our 1st #todaytakesoff tomorrow on @todayshow

Natalie vs. glacier
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Natalie Morales: Inside Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier with our NBC crew! #TodayTakesOff Thursday on TODAY

 Mendenhall Glacier inside
Natalie Morales / TODAY

Paul Manson: Cold day at the office with @nmoralesnbc and @rayfarmer #todaytakesoff

cold office
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Natalie Morales: Alaska just takes your breath away. See our Alaskan adventure as #todaytakesoff tomorrow on @todayshow

Natalie kayak
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Natalie Morales: Inside Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier. Stunning! More on @todayshow #todaytakesoff Thursday.

Alaska tease
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Natalie Morales: THIS is a crab! Alaskan King Crab thanks to #Tracy'scrabshack! Breakfast? 

Natalie crab
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Paul Manson: Lake Mendenhall Juneau, AK #todaytakesoff

Paul Manson kayaks
Paul Manson / TODAY

Paul Manson: The many faces of Natalie Morales. In her element in the elements ... But not shy around a shoe store either ‪#‎todaytakesoff‬

Natalie shoes
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Paul Manson: Apparently this ice cave was hysterical. #todaytakesoff

Manson ice cave
Paul Manson / TODAY

Natalie Morales: Yup that's me hanging on for dear life climbing up Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, AK! See all the action coming up as #todaytakesoff!

Natalie climbing the wall
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Natalie Morales: Kayaking along Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier. Gorgeous! #TODAYTakesOff Thursday on @TODAYshow 

Natalie Alaska selfie
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Paul Manson: Mendenhall Glacier Juneau, AK

glacier shot
Paul Manson / TODAY

Natalie Morales: Our hardworking NBC crew in Juneau and our great guide.

NBC News crew Alaska

Natalie Morales: The natural wonder that is Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. Stunning. #todaytakesoff tomorrow on @todayshow

Natalie glacier shot
Natalie Morales / TODAY

Paul Manson: Bald eagle convention Juneau, Alaska #americanbeauty #america #todaytakesoff

bald eagle convention
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Paul Manson: I prefer my lakes on the rocks #todaytakesoff

Lakes on rocks

Paul Manson: Juneau, AK. Where is everyone? 

Downtown Juneau
Paul Manson / TODAY

Ray Farmer: Somewhere over British Columbia. Alaska bound. #windowseat #nbcnewspics #todayshow

BC view
Ray Farmer / TODAY

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