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Sukakpak Mountain Reflection

Sukakpak Mountain Reflection Nikon D810, 19mm tilt-shift lens, f/11, ISO 64, 1/4 second. Sukakpak Mountain in the Brooks Range Mountains above the Arctic Circle in Alaska on an early July night in 2017. Night in the Arctic Circle in the summer means the sun doesn’t set, and this was around midnight. This was quite a journey! This is basically a roadside shot, but it’s over 200 miles up the Dalton Highway, a gravel haul road that goes 415 miles through the Arctic Circle to Deadhorse, a work camp for the oil fields on the North Slope of Alaska. We rented a van and slept in it for 4 nights as we travelled from Fairbanks to Deadhorse and back. My…

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10 insider recommendations for an extra special luxury yacht charter

10 insider recommendations for an extra special luxury yacht charter Luxury yacht charter is already a special experience; however, for that extra dash of pizzazz, for an extra special experience, let us share with you our “insider recommendations” of what to see and do for the following 10 great yacht charter cruising locations. The wreck of the RMS Rhone, Salt Island, British Virgin Islands It The post 10 insider recommendations for an extra special luxury yacht charter appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Missy Johnston Tweet

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10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has unveiled 10 of the world’s quirkiest hotels, ranked according to the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings from the past year. For travelers who want to look beyond the conventional hotel room, TripAdvisor revealed these highly-rated weird and wonderful hotels around the globe. “Booking a stay The post 10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.   Go to Source Author: Paul Johnson{ Geoquono} Tweet

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Husky saves people on Alaskan trail

Husky saves people on Alaskan trail This rescue dog is making it his life’s work to rescue others. Nanook, an Alaskan husky, has been known to scout the trailhead of the 24-mile long Crow Pass Trail, about half a mile from Girdwood, Alaska, looking for hikers to assist on their journey. Scott Swift, Nanook’s owner, told CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA-TV that Nanook “just looks for cars that go by and runs up after them and goes on an adventure.” Last week, Nanook’s heroics were on full display when he rescued deaf Rochester Institute of Technology student Amelia Milling. She had lost her footing and plummeted 600 feet down the mountain, when Nanook appeared and guided her back to the…

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Memories growing up in Alaska

Memories growing up in Alaska No native Alaskan are who they are today without some fundamental, and very Alaskan memories tucked in their back pocket. From your first pair of hip boots and polarized sunglasses, without doubt, these are seven memories you have growing up in Alaska. 1. Collecting copious amounts of things. Be it rocks, fossils, driftwood, sticks for kindling, felled trees for firewood, berries, abandoned fishing gear such as hooks, sinkers, tangled nests of mono-filament line or occasional big-ticket items. If it could fit in a pocket or bucket you collected bits of Alaska everywhere you went. 2. Learning to use the firewood cutting tools. You likely started off with a set of your very own kid-sized…

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Essential Alaskan habits

Essential Alaskan habits Alaska is huge and each slice of the Alaskan pie adds its own unique element to social customs. Yet, there are habits which are common statewide, and when you leave, these are often hard to give up. Here is a list of 36 Alaskan habits that are hard to break. 1. Checking for wild animals every time you open the door. 2. Making regular DIY runs to the local dump. 3. Referring to spring as “break up” as if everyone understood what you were talking about. 4. Repurposing the porch and designating it ‘a temporary refrigeration zone.’ 5. Refusing to own or even consider a vehicle without 4WD capabilities. 6. Expecting people to know how to…

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You have not visited Alaska until…

You have not visited Alaska until… You’re pumped, you’re excited, you’re on your way to Alaska for that once-in-a-lifetime trip. We totally get it. A lot of us kicked off our Alaskan tenure exactly the same way. We visited, fell hopelessly in love, and ended up calling our family to tell them that we were not coming home. While you may not go to that extreme, there’s a fair number of things to experience before you can return home legitimately claiming to have visited Alaska. Check these off, and only then will you have earned your true Alaska badge. 1. Brave the weather. Regardless of where in the state you are, Alaska weather is a wild ride that can…

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How to properly do summer in Alaska

How to properly do summer in Alaska While summertime is cause for joy and celebration, doing it right takes a degree of forethought and local finesse, especially in the wilds of Alaska. The 907 Alaska-grown tribe has its own special way of relishing that one magnificent, snowless season of the year, and while each of us has our own unique spin depending on where in the state we live and play, there are a number of common and overlapping threads. Here are twelve activities guaranteed to teach you how to properly do summer in Alaska. 1. Stock up on bug spray, mosquito coils, and citronella candles. Une publication partagée par @jmdado le 31 Mai 2015 à 9 :18 PDT Like…

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Explorer: A D.I.Y. Trip Through Alaska’s Inside Passage

Explorer: A D.I.Y. Trip Through Alaska’s Inside PassageFollowing in the footsteps of John Muir — and millions of modern cruise ship passengers — one marine ferry at a time.http://rss.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/Travel.xmlNYT > Travelhttps://static01.nyt.com/images/misc/NYT_logo_rss_250x40.pngTravel887MARK ADAMS -geoquono- Tweet

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How to confuse an Alaskan

How to confuse an Alaskan Generally speaking, Alaskans are a clued-in bunch. We’re situationally aware, we’re mindful of things many never realize need minding and our critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills are well employed. Basically, we’re not easily put out of sorts. There are occasions, however, where we’re taken aback and must take a moment to mentally regroup. Here some quips and bits on how visitors, the newly relocated, and outsiders, can perplex and confuse an Alaskan. 1. Ask, “Have you ever seen the Aurora?” This inquiry makes us wonder where you were during earth science classes and whether or not you went to a school that taught planetary relevant things like the difference between aurora borealis and…

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