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 […]
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 4, 2017

Virginia is for Summer Lovers: Ain’t No Mountain High, Ain’t No River Wide Enough

Virginia is for Summer Lovers! Summer is the best time to enjoy the natural beauty of Virginia. That’s what #VAOutdoors is all about. You will have to get out of the car and explore! Thanks to the mild climate, it’s […]
June 22, 2017

Looking for Something to Do This Summer? Here are Six Unusual Places to Visit in Texas

The state of Texas is like a country, I’ve heard. All of South Korea could fit inside Texas seven times. Isn’t it amazing? Well, even the tourism slogan of the state is “It’s like a whole other country”. During our […]
March 28, 2017
Jamaica

Jamaica’s Beaches vs Cliffs: Who Does it Better?

About ninety miles south of Cuba is the fourth largest island in the Caribbean. This reggae-famous island country is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, the fastest track runners, sunsets that never disappoint and some of the most […]
January 10, 2017

Finn Slough: Historic Place that Inspires, Informs, and Entertains

There’s a little piece of land outside of Vancouver, Canada, that triggers your imagination. It’s a collection of small sheds, float houses, and boats almost hidden from the main street by overgrown bushes. Time has stopped here; it’s like looking […]
January 7, 2017

Why New Orleans is the Most Interesting US City to Visit

Only a few cities in the US really stand out above the others. Many of the country’s cities are historically immature and lack the character of European cities. Anyhow, it’s the natural places of the United States that really shine. […]
December 16, 2016

Bear Viewing in Alaska is Even More Amazing than It Sounds

What is it like to see wild bears in their natural habitat? There are a few typical images you’d associate with Alaska: hanging glaciers, rich native cultures, wandering moose, bears, and Denali to name a few. I was fortunate to […]
December 15, 2016

National Parks Near San Francisco

San Francisco is a famously pleasant city to live and visit. It is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San Francisco Bay Area, and it is blessed […]
December 6, 2016

The Day I Saw the Northern Lights in Anchorage, Alaska

How many times aurora chasing is too many? I had a good feeling about this. There was this tingling feeling in my belly. The nights had been clear for last few days. Here and there I heard other people talking […]