July 7, 2014 at 8:12 AM ET
TODAY is taking off to explore some of America’s beautiful sights!
This July we'll visit a few of the country's famous destinations. First up on the itinerary: Alaska.
This Thursday Natalie will join the broadcast live from Juneau, the state's capital and home to the remarkable Mendenhall Glacier.
TODAY producer Paul Manson got a head start Monday morning: