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October 3, 2020

Your Complete Guide to Alaska’s Denali National Park Road Lottery

Explore Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve through the Road Lottery Seeing the tallest mountain in the world in the morning light was really breathtaking. I’m talking about the peak of Denali in Denali National Park in Alaska. The mountain’s […]
July 31, 2020

Denali Highway: 135 Miles to Explore

Denali Highway: 135 Miles to Explore this Summer Denali Highway. Don’t be fooled by its name; it’s not a smooth-paved highway that runs through a city. It’s 135 miles of rugged gravel road that connects two remote towns and highways […]
June 6, 2020

Forest Bathing and Hiking in Gull Rock Trail – Hope, Alaska

Beginning Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 12:01am travelers arriving into Alaska from another state or country must follow new protocols. Please check COVID-19 related updates on the website from the State of Alaska. Hope. What a great name for a […]
June 5, 2020

Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope Controversy and Why I Couldn’t Visit W. M. Keck Observatory

What Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Mean to the People of Hawaii? Visiting Mauna Kea and the W. M. Keck Telescopes has been on my list for a very long time. Mauna Kea is known as one of the best […]
May 29, 2020

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park: Born of Fire, Born of the Sea

Geologically speaking, Hawaii is one of the most fascinating places in the world. It is living, breathing, and changing every day. The Big Island’s land area has grown after the recent eruption in 2018.  I wanted to see the fiery […]
May 11, 2020

When Whales and Humans Talk: Fall Whaling in Utqiagvik, Alaska

Some experiences are so powerful that they take a long time to process. Witnessing whaling in Utqiagvik was like that for me. I traveled to Utqiagvik, Alaska (formerly known as Barrow), the northernmost town in the United States, in October. […]
October 18, 2017

Anchorage is a Northern Lights Destination

Last week, we drove outside of Anchorage downtown to catch the northern lights. It was supposed to be Kp 4 that night. The Kp number is a system of measuring aurora strength. It goes from 0 to 9 (0 being […]
August 9, 2017

Things You Didn’t Know about Mongolia

I’m back from Mongolia! And this is what I’ve learned. For 12 days, I traveled in Mongolia for the first time. I was a bit tired from 12 days of adventures in Kyrgyzstan but was thrilled to visit this country […]
August 4, 2017
Kol Ukok Kyrgyzstan

Best of Kyrgyzstan in Photos (Part 1): You Have to See It to Believe It

The beauty of Kyrgyzstan, you just have to see it to believe it. Kyrgyzstan, country of nomads and snow leopards is such a picturesque destination. The land, people, wildlife, mountains, and lakes, together they create a unique and memorable scenery. […]
July 30, 2017

All American Summer Vacation Spots: the East Coast

Sipping light beer under a parasol on a beach, playing games on a boardwalk, grilling burgers and hotdogs: that’s my image of an all-American summer vacation. Summer is a special time in the US, in fact, it feels like the […]
July 27, 2017
Kumis

The Kumis Magic: the Power of Fermented Mare’s Milk

Drinking fermented horse’s milk? I’ve heard about it. I thought about it. I doubted it. I thought I’d never get into it. And now I’m obsessed. It’s natural to use dairy products from the animals people have. So, using milk […]
July 24, 2017
Issyk-Kul

Issyk-Kul Lake: Who Knew I Could Go on a Beach Vacation in Kyrgyzstan?

Issyk-Kul Lake: Who knew I could go on a beach vacation in Kyrgyzstan? What do you picture when thinking about Kyrgyzstan? Yurts, horses, mountains, dusty roads, and perhaps remnants of the Soviet Union? Yes, all are typical things you can […]