August 19, 2014

Why I’m Going to Chiapas, Mexico

I’m going to Chiapas, Mexico!   Sound familiar? You’re right. I went to Chiapas this time last year as well. (Here you can read the recap of ATMEX 2013.) But this year, I’m going with more responsibility. I’m attending ATMEX, […]
April 21, 2014

Winter in Myrtle Beach, SC

Do you go to the beach in the winter? I do. There’s something romantic about the beach in winter: the emptiness, the seagulls, the cold breeze against my cheek, and the early evening sunset. Last February, I had the chance […]
March 7, 2014
Atigun Pass and the Brooks Range

The Atigun Pass and Brooks Range

To the Arctic Desert Our Arctic expedition didn’t end at the Arctic Circle. I rode the Aurora Winter Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks, and drove to Coldfood Camp, 10 miles north of the Arctic Circle. We visited Jack in Wiseman, a small […]
February 21, 2014
Alaska Railroad Aurora Winter Train

All Aboard! Alaska Railroad Aurora Winter Train

Aurora Winter Train was one of the most intense train rides I’ve ever been. Here is the reason why…   A train is one of my favorite ways to travel. There’s just something romantic about it. The Aurora Winter Train […]
February 14, 2014

Runaway Photo: The Day I Saw Northern Lights in the Arctic

Northern Lights in the Alaskan Arctic The luck came to me once, in Iceland. Seeing aurora (aurora borealis, or northern lights) was high on my list of things to do since I was a kid, and it finally happened years […]
February 11, 2014

Lesson Learned from the Gut Parka

You will find the natural gore-tex in the Arctic Studies exhibit at Anchorage Museum Isn’t it amazing to learn how much more our ancestors knew about the world, than what we know now? We think that technology’s evolved, that all […]
February 7, 2014
Bishop's Beach in Homer, Alaska

Runaway Photo: Seward Highway and Homer

    Seward Highway: A Destination Itself   If your goal is to take the perfect landscape photo on Seward Highway, you may be driving for a while, since this road is overloaded with perfect spots. Seward Highway, connecting Anchorage […]
February 4, 2014
Cross-country skiing in Alyeska

My First Impressions of Alaska

Their State Flag is my favorite, that symbolizes ‘North to the Future’. Alaska, a state of the Last Frontier, is a whole new world.   Once I reconciled with winter, I spent a good three weeks in the North Country, […]
January 29, 2014
Wiseman at night

Meeting Jack

“The happiest civilization which I have knowledge.”  -Robert Marshall There is a town called Wiseman by the Koyukuk River in Brooks Range. It was once the northern most gold mining camp in North America. The town boomed from 1911 to […]
January 24, 2014

Things You Didn’t Know about Dog Mushing

January 14, 2014

Let’s Explore #WinterAlaska

  The New Year is off to a great start. I’m heading to Alaska! Seeing the Northern Lights has been one of the biggest achievement in my travel history. I’ve been dreaming about the moment since I was little, and […]
December 9, 2013

Why You Should Visit Philadelphia

The ‘City of Brotherly Love,’ Philadelphia has a lot to offer. It’s the largest city in Pennsylvania and the fifth most populous city in the country, yet it maintains an intimate atmosphere. Philadelphia is known for its cheesesteak, sports fans, […]