October 4, 2021

Trail Breaker Kennel and Susan Butcher

Iditarod, Dog Mushing, and Susan Butcher When living and traveling in Alaska, you frequently hear the name Susan Butcher and Trail Breaker Kennel, especially during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race season in March every year. She left a huge […]
September 28, 2021

How to Experience Redwood Forests in Northern California

How to experience redwood forests in northern California? I spent five days in redwood forests and learned about this magnificent creature.
September 14, 2021

Hike Curry Ridge Trail in Denali State Park

“Where is the best place to see Denali?” is a question about Alaska I get all the time. It’s probably one of the most asked questions in the Alaska tourism industry. And it is an important one for sure! There […]

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Jiyeon Juno Kim

storyteller: writer, photographer.

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer. During her years as a digital nomad, she successfully led and executed media campaigns on a global stage for leading travel brands. With her deep passion for storytelling, she's brought traditional life from the Borneo rainforest, the Moai statues of Easter Island, and the cultures of Arctic Alaska closer to home. She’s dedicated to delivering the message that everyone has a story to tell. After a decade of travel and 60 some countries later, she and her husband relocated to Anchorage, Alaska in 2017. Juno is continuing her mission of storytelling in her newly adopted home. She founded Ovibos Consulting to help brands tell their unique story.

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August 23, 2021

Among the Bears and Salmon Return – Lake Clark National Park, Alaska 

Salmon fishing and bear viewing at Lake Clark National Park Lake Clark National Park in Alaska is still a bit of a mystery to me although I’ve visited a couple of times. Like many places in Alaska, the only way […]
May 28, 2021

Yosemite National Park in Photos

Yosemite National Park is… hard to describe. The great Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, […]
April 13, 2021

Look at the “Cool” Ice Sculptures at Ice Alaska in Fairbanks

Ice Alaska is really cool (pun intended) When I hear the word ‘ice sculpture’ I think of the ice sculpture that’s always standing in an awkward place in weddings or banquets that’s the shape of a swan. You know what […]
February 7, 2021

Grand Knik Tour with Alaska Helicopter Tours

My fascination with glaciers continues I’ve always been fascinated by glaciers. From the moment I stepped onto the first glacier I’ve ever seen, Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand, I knew we had a special bond. Subconsciously, maybe that’s one […]

Runaway Destinations

October 4, 2021

Trail Breaker Kennel and Susan Butcher

Iditarod, Dog Mushing, and Susan Butcher When living and traveling in Alaska, you frequently hear the name Susan Butcher and Trail Breaker Kennel, especially during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race season in March every year. She left a huge […]
September 28, 2021

How to Experience Redwood Forests in Northern California

How to experience redwood forests in northern California? I spent five days in redwood forests and learned about this magnificent creature.
September 14, 2021

Hike Curry Ridge Trail in Denali State Park

“Where is the best place to see Denali?” is a question about Alaska I get all the time. It’s probably one of the most asked questions in the Alaska tourism industry. And it is an important one for sure! There […]
August 28, 2021

Denali Hostel & Cabins: Your Home in Denali

  You’re visiting Denali National Park. Where to stay? What kind of accommodation do you choose when traveling to a new place? A boutique hotel? Comfortable international hotel chain? Cozy guesthouse? Living and working on the road for many years, […]
August 23, 2021

Among the Bears and Salmon Return – Lake Clark National Park, Alaska 

Salmon fishing and bear viewing at Lake Clark National Park Lake Clark National Park in Alaska is still a bit of a mystery to me although I’ve visited a couple of times. Like many places in Alaska, the only way […]
July 1, 2021

Shoup Glacier Kayaking in Valdez, Alaska

Kayaking to Shoup Glacier was a great introduction to Valdez My first impression of Valdez was that it felt like a well-hidden secret of Alaska. I loved everything about it: the dramatic mountain and ocean scenery, the charming small-town vibe, […]
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