Photography

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.
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 9, 2017

Northern Lights Photography in Nuuk, Greenland

Northern Lights Photography in Nuuk, Greenland Greenland fascinates me. My passion and interest in the Arctic region and its people made me think that it’s only natural to visit Greenland. I got to feel, see, and learn so much about […]
July 27, 2017
Kumis

The Kumis Magic: the Power of Fermented Mare’s Milk

Drinking fermented horse’s milk? I’ve heard about it. I thought about it. I doubted it. I thought I’d never get into it. And now I’m obsessed. It’s natural to use dairy products from the animals people have. So, using milk […]
July 18, 2017
Kyrgyzstan

Things You Didn’t Know about Kyrgyzstan

This was my first time visiting Central Asia. I’ve been hearing a lot of stories because Stephen lived and traveled there extensively, but I never had a chance to visit until now. Kyrgyzstan, the name I can finally spell without […]
June 30, 2017

Experience the 16th-century Joseon Dynasty in Hahoe Folk Village

There’s no better place to experience the life of the 16th-century Joseon Dynasty than the UNESCO recognized Hahoe Folk Village. An hour away from the city of Andong, the Nakdong River flows around Hahoe Folk Village. The name Hahoe indicates […]