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 […]
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 […]
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