Alaska

August 14, 2017

My Name is Juno Kim and I’m an Immigrant. I Live the American Dream Now.

Just like that, I became an immigrant. I nervously approached a customs officer at Honolulu International Airport. The arrival area in US airports has always made me very nervous and this was not an exception. I handed my yellow envelope […]
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 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 […]
October 18, 2016

It’s all Safe and Sound in Prince William Sound

Looking for things to do in Anchorage? How about Prince William Sound? “What does ’sound’ mean in Prince William Sound?” was my first question on the way to Prince William Sound. What about Milford Sound in New Zealand? Is there […]
October 6, 2016

Stay Curious in Tutka Bay: Because Small Things Matter

I never thought I could have this much fun in the intertidal zone. Tutka Bay Lodge is known for their Alaska cuisine. All the food is made with organic, natural, and local Alaskan ingredients often from their own gardens or […]
December 29, 2014
Cunnamulla, Queensland

2014 Travel Experiences Top 7

I listed seven of my favorite of the year 2014. While I was flipping through the photos, once again I realized how fortunate I was to visit these wonderful places that some people only dream of visiting someday. Certainly, I […]
December 17, 2014
Ireland Dingle Peninsula

2014 Travel Destinations Top 7

Top 7 Travel Destinations of 2014 It’s time to say good-bye to the year 2014! Where have you been this year, and where are you planning to go next year? The world is big, and everything seems interesting. I was […]
November 6, 2014
Northern Lights seen at Coldfoot Camp, Alaska

Fairbanks Winter Adventures

Okay, it’s time to plan your winter destination. Where is it going to be? Are you the kind of person who’d spend the winter on a tropical beach with a mojito, or would you head north to face cold temperatures? […]
March 21, 2014
Hatcher Pass - Matsu, Alaska

Snowshoeing in Sarah Palin’s Backyard – the Hatcher Pass

Sarah Palin is the most influential marketing person for Mat-Su? There is a region in Alaska that got its fame during from a vice presidential candidate during the 2008 elections in the United States. Yes, I’m talking about Sarah Palin. […]
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 […]