October 3, 2020

Your Complete Guide to Alaska’s Denali National Park Road Lottery

Explore Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve through the Road Lottery Seeing the tallest mountain in the world in the morning light was really breathtaking. I’m talking about the peak of Denali in Denali National Park in Alaska. The mountain’s […]
July 31, 2020

Denali Highway: 135 Miles to Explore

Denali Highway: 135 Miles to Explore this Summer Denali Highway. Don’t be fooled by its name; it’s not a smooth-paved highway that runs through a city. It’s 135 miles of rugged gravel road that connects two remote towns and highways […]
June 6, 2020

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 […]
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 29, 2020

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 […]
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. […]
October 18, 2017

Anchorage is a Northern Lights Destination

Last week, we drove outside of Anchorage downtown to catch the northern lights. It was supposed to be Kp 4 that night. The Kp number is a system of measuring aurora strength. It goes from 0 to 9 (0 being […]
July 30, 2017

All American Summer Vacation Spots: the East Coast

Sipping light beer under a parasol on a beach, playing games on a boardwalk, grilling burgers and hotdogs: that’s my image of an all-American summer vacation. Summer is a special time in the US, in fact, it feels like the […]
July 4, 2017

Virginia is for Summer Lovers: Ain’t No Mountain High, Ain’t No River Wide Enough

Virginia is for Summer Lovers! Summer is the best time to enjoy the natural beauty of Virginia. That’s what #VAOutdoors is all about. You will have to get out of the car and explore! Thanks to the mild climate, it’s […]
June 22, 2017

Looking for Something to Do This Summer? Here are Six Unusual Places to Visit in Texas

The state of Texas is like a country, I’ve heard. All of South Korea could fit inside Texas seven times. Isn’t it amazing? Well, even the tourism slogan of the state is “It’s like a whole other country”. During our […]
January 7, 2017

Why New Orleans is the Most Interesting US City to Visit

Only a few cities in the US really stand out above the others. Many of the country’s cities are historically immature and lack the character of European cities. Anyhow, it’s the natural places of the United States that really shine. […]
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 […]