Articles Tagged ‘Alaska’

Postcard Perfect: Aurora Borealis Above Bear Lake, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

Postcard Perfect: Aurora Borealis Above Bear Lake, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska June 25, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
This spectacular image of the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) was captured on the Eilson Air Force Base in Bear Lake, Alaska.

Slideshow: The Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

Slideshow: The Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland June 21, 2012 | Featured | Read More
Aurora borealis, or the northern lights, is a phenomenon that occurs at very high latitude around the Arctic circle. Named for the Aurora (the Roman goddess of the dawn) and Boreas (the Greek term for the northern wind) the lights can only be seen after dark. You can spot the spectacular light show throughout...

Forget Flying: Take the Train From New York to London

Forget Flying: Take the Train From New York to London August 29, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
New York to London in three weeks? Hey, it beats around the world in 80 days, and the proposed rail line would offer up an equal dose of steampunk allure, without suspending yourself hundreds of feet in the air with a fireball directly above your head. Russian officials have recently started ferrophiles...

Flight Attendant Mistakes Toilet Paper for “Suspicious Substance”, Chaos Ensues

Flight Attendant Mistakes Toilet Paper for “Suspicious Substance”, Chaos Ensues May 4, 2011 | Business, Travel News | Read More
We hate to believe all the complaining that “terrorists have already won”, but stories like these seem to reinforce the notion. If terrorism is intended to generate fear, well it sure as heck has…especially when you can make someone fearful of toilet paper. As reported by AOL Travel,...

Neon Skies and Flaming Chunks: Northern Lights, Meteor Showers and Star Gazing around the World

Neon Skies and Flaming Chunks: Northern Lights, Meteor Showers and Star Gazing around the World October 26, 2010 | Featured, Offbeat | Read More
When we travel, we spend a lot of time staring. At maps. At things in museums (things that are “educational” and “cultural” and “old”). At natural phenomena like rocks and trees and bugs (different from the rocks and trees and bugs you normally see). At the signage...

Surfing Safari: The World’s Most Unlikely Places To Catch A Wave, Year Round

Surfing Safari: The World’s Most Unlikely Places To Catch A Wave, Year Round October 16, 2010 | Featured | Read More
We know, we know – days getting shorter and a sudden reliance on your sweater drawer don’t exactly make one think of “surfing”. After all, what does a typical Google search for surfing destinations come up with? Surfing in Santa Cruz… surfing in Maui… surfing in Indonesia…...

Travel Around Alaska with Sarah Palin

Travel Around Alaska with Sarah Palin March 31, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Sarah Palin, the former governor and current native of Alaska, will be featured in an eight part travel documentary on TLC highlighting the wonders of the northern state, called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”. Some are referring to it as a reality show centering on the state’s traditions and...

NileGuide 5 with Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless

NileGuide 5 with Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless September 15, 2009 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
This week’s NileGuide 5 interview features Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless. Christine quit her corporate job in 2008 in pursuit of a freelance writing career and digital nomad lifestyle. She urges others to follow in her footsteps by redefining their lives and traveling the world. Follow along...

Best of the West

Best of the West March 23, 2009 | Celebrity Travel | Read More
Editors Note: We’re excited to share a guest post from avid traveler and television journalist Doug McConnell of OpenRoad.TV. Doug has spent many years traveling the American West and telling the stories of local experts on video for KRON TV in San Francisco. He is the former host of Bay Area Backroads...