Alaska

My Name is Juno Kim and I’m an Immigrant. I Live the American Dream Now.

Just like that, I became an immigrant. I nervously approached a customs officer at Honolulu International Airport. The arrival area in US airports has always made me very nervous and this was not an exception. I handed my yellow envelope that said “DO NOT OPEN” to the officer and waited. With all the talk about …

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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 experience a lot of Alaska’s finest, but bear viewing hasn’t crossed my path yet, until …

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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 about it. So finally, I went out to chase the northern lights in Anchorage, Alaska. …

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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 any relation between the two? I guess I never questioned this when I was traveling …

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Stay Curious in Tutka Bay: Because Small Things Matter

I never thought I could have this much fun in the intertidal zone. Tutka Bay Lodge is known for their Alaska cuisine. All the food is made with organic, natural, and local Alaskan ingredients often from their own gardens or foraged from nearby places. Every meal was exceptional here, which I could write about in …

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Cunnamulla, Queensland

2014 Travel Experiences Top 7

I listed seven of my favorite of the year 2014. While I was flipping through the photos, once again I realized how fortunate I was to visit these wonderful places that some people only dream of visiting someday. Certainly, I am a lucky one. What stunned me most was all the experienced that wowed me …

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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. Wasilla, a small town in Mat-Su Valley (Matanuska-Sustina Valley) where she served as a mayor, …

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