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Life in Utsjoki: A Town in Finnish Lapland Bordering Norway

What is it like to travel Utsjoki? I believe I inherited the blood of the northerners. Seeing the snow-covered mountains and crown snow-load trees make my heart beat faster. I feel at home in the north. I’m drawn to the landscape and culture of the Arctic. Maybe my ancestors were pioneers in the region. Well, …

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Read Inspiring Stories of Women on This International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! It’s March 8th, the day we celebrate women all around the world. Today this day feels more important than ever, especially in times like these. I’m celebrating by wearing a red shirt and thinking of all the women who influenced me. If you are looking for inspirations on this IWD, read …

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House of the Soviets

Visiting Transnistria: Am I in Moldova or Russia?

Traveling to Former Soviet Union countries? If you are really interested in countries of the Former Soviet Union (FSU), Transnistria should be high on your list. Officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), Transnistria is a self-proclaimed republic wedged between Moldova and Ukraine. It is considered part of Moldova by the UN. It’s formally recognized by …

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Alaska, our future home

Best Destinations of 2016: Alaska, England, Quebec, and More

It’s that time of the year again. Let’s look back and review the 10 best destinations of 2016! This year was full of new experiences and visiting familiar places that I adore. I spent a lot of time in Korea this year so it was a great opportunity to explore more of my home country. …

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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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How #VisitPhilly Does it Right on Social Media Marketing

I attended the World Travel Market (WTM) in London for the first time this year. I’ve been to many trade shows but the scale of this one was almost overwhelming. It’s one of those events that everyone in the industry is interested, engaging, and participating. From Asia to North America, Europe to Africa, and everywhere …

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