Northern Lights Photography Tips for Alaska

March 27, 2018 8 Comments »

northern lights photography tips

Northern lights photography is not like other night photography; it has challenges that go way beyond normal night photography challenges – namely…the cold! You only get northern lights in the winter when you have those gorgeous dark skies, so that means you are going to be waiting out in the cold for the perfect shot […]

Why Alaska is the best place for a Northern Lights Trip

March 21, 2018 1 Comment »

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I was surprised that many people don’t even have Alaska on their radar for Northern lights trips! Go do a search and you’ll be inundated with Iceland and Norway, but Alaska is a bit of an outlier. And you know what that means? It’s the perfect place to plan your northern lights trip because it’s […]

The Truth About How We See the Northern Lights

March 20, 2018 15 Comments »

Fairbanks northern lights tours

Until I went to Fairbanks Alaska I thought the northern lights were all just hype. No – I haven’t joined a Flat Earth Society or decided Global Warming is a hoax, I just didn’t know if I fully believed in the northern lights. I had good reason to doubt them. Often the Aurora Isn’t What […]

Planning Your Alaska Railroad Hurricane Train Tour

May 18, 2017 2 Comments »

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It’s a weird feeling being in a locomotive and suddenly trying to bring the train to a stop; I actually do know this feeling. I’ve been in the engineer seat before while cars illegally passed through the downed crossbucks as I continuously and simultaneously blew the horn and pulled the brakes. It’s just physics, trains […]

The Best Alaska Train Tour on the Alaskan Railroad

May 16, 2017 13 Comments »

Alaska train tour hurricane turn

The train car heaves as if it’s protesting the idea of altering its forward trajectory. The gentle rocking and click clack of the rails gives way to a noisy steel-on-steel screech. The train comes to a clunky stop in the middle of nowhere surrounded by miles of unending forest and wilderness. Normally this isn’t a […]

Month In-stagram Review Alaskan Wilderness

September 30, 2016 5 Comments »

alaskan wilderness heart

Over the last 3 years my travel style has changed. Ten years ago when I started this lifestyle it was about going to all of the places I had heard about but had never been to.  I was a late bloomer when it came to travel having only gotten my first passport at 30 years […]

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