Runaway Tales

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, […]
June 29, 2021
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Anti-Asian Racism and How We Can Travel Better 

Anti-Asian Racism wasn’t something I wanted to see on the mainstream media, yet, it continues to be part of the news.  Seeing all the Anti-Asian racism incidents and violence, I’ve been thinking about what to say. I’m proud that Runaway […]
March 30, 2021

Traveling Around the World in Fairbanks, Alaska

We haven’t been traveling for a year. Why not traveling around the world where you are now? Alaska is a diverse place. The most diverse neighborhood in the United States is in Anchorage. I know, I was surprised to learn […]
February 3, 2021

Happy New Year! After January that Felt like a Year

At the end of 2020 we said, “What a year!”. And January 2021 came. It’s almost February, and I want to say, “What a month!”. January 2021 truly felt like a whole year. So many things have happened (or are […]
December 14, 2020

My Quarantine Thanksgiving

American friends, or friends who are living in America, how was your Thanksgiving? Did you have a safe and healthy holiday? Celebrating such a family-oriented holiday during the pandemic was tricky. Traveling to meet the family is one thing but […]
October 7, 2020

The Home Away from Home Dilemma

To be home, or not to be home. I left Korea after the famous Bucket Living transition, and that’s already almost ten years ago. At that time, all I wanted was to live in foreign countries, experience something different, just […]
September 1, 2020

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 […]
June 30, 2020

COVID 19 and Quarantine. How Did It Change You?

COVID 19 and Quarantine certainly changed things a bit. How did it change you?   The longest March ever has passed. April and May weren’t great either. And now we’ve just passed the longest day of the year (Summer Solstice). […]
June 5, 2020

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 […]
May 26, 2020

How Are You Doing? Me? I Am Not Doing Okay.

This is such a strange world to be living in, isn’t it?   There has never been a better time than the present to check in with each other. How are you doing? Me? Honestly, I am not doing ok. […]
May 11, 2020

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. […]
September 2, 2017

Adventure Makes People Happy: Where to go and What to do?

There is plenty of scientifically proven evidence that travel and experiences make people happier than owning things. Forbes says, the secret of happiness is spend money of experiences, not things. CNN says travel can be a savior. As we already […]