Juno Kim

Juno Kim, Originally from 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, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .

How to Photograph Northern Lights Photos in Alaska

Here’s my insider tips for how to photograph northern lights photos in Alaska Growing up as an astronomy enthusiast in a big city, I dreamt of seeing the aurora in real life one day. I seized every opportunity to look at the dark sky and deep sky objects. I continued pursuing these opportunities during my …

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Forest Bathing and Hiking in Gull Rock Trail – Hope, Alaska

Beginning Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 12:01am travelers arriving into Alaska from another state or country must follow new protocols. Please check COVID-19 related updates on the website from the State of Alaska. Hope. What a great name for a place, right? It is the perfect place to go for a forest bathing during this …

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Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope Controversy and Why I Couldn’t Visit W. M. Keck Observatory

What Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Mean to the People of Hawaii? Visiting Mauna Kea and the W. M. Keck Telescopes has been on my list for a very long time. Mauna Kea is known as one of the best places on Earth for large telescopes because viewing conditions are excellent due to high elevation …

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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 landscape for myself, so we caught a flight to the Big Island. It helps that …

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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. I am very much interested in visiting the Inupiat people’s homelands. My arrival coincided with …

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