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Cheetas!

Cheetas!

Move over pictures of kittens on Facebook, now there’s something more feline I bet this cat could accelerate at 4 times the rate of a human being, obtain speeds of 70-75 mph or 120km/hr, and could retract its claws it it was playing with another cheetah. That is if it were chasing something and not … Continue reading

Northern lights in Fairbanks, Alaska

Northern lights in Fairbanks, Alaska

I like this shot of the lights and stars because it gives some perspective on the night landscape where I have lived for 19 years. We live in the forest.Photo by Maryanne Babij- talented local photgrapher Check out more pics of the Aurora borealis here

Swimming with sea lions

Swimming with sea lions

  Warning: Do not swim with marine mammals!  Though seals, otters, polar bears, and sea lions are cute and cuddly, you don’t just jump in the water and swim with them, that is, until you travel the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Sea lions are the only marine mammal other than whales you are likely to find … Continue reading

“Why do sea lions “haul out” (video)?”

“Why do sea lions “haul out” (video)?”

The sea lions in the photo below were hauled out before we flushed them… …into the water. I was working as a biological technician on an Exxon-Valdez oil spill recovery project in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska. I won’t get in to the gloom and doom of the spill itself,rather, the inspiration … Continue reading

Malbec Wine tasting in Mendoza, Argentina

Malbec Wine tasting in Mendoza, Argentina

Any Malbec fanatics out there?  This is your tour… Let’s get straight to it.  Once you are settled into the Andean setting at Mendoza you will set out for the Luján de Cuyo department, where there are a plethora of vineyards to choose from. At the vineyards professional guides will lead you through Malbecs of … Continue reading

Aurora borealis and Orionid meteor in Alaska

Aurora borealis and Orionid meteor in Alaska

Another phenomenal shot of the northern lights with a meteor from the Orionid shower this past weekend shared by the Aurora Borealis Network.  The photo was taken by Debra Smallwood of North Pole. If you enjoyed this post please share it, like us on Facebook,  Tweet with us, you can also Join my Circles. Always … Continue reading

Borneo Family Adventure and Safari

Borneo Family Adventure and Safari

Borneo is the perfect place for a family travel adventure in my opinion and here’s why… As a traveler I was awestruck by the diversity of animals and more so by their abundance. Traveling in Borneo is a complete jungle safari experience coupling the exotic, foreign sounds and rumble of the jungle with its inhabitants. … Continue reading

View Polar Bear’s at Barrow, Alaska

View Polar Bear’s at Barrow, Alaska

At Barrow, Alaska polar bear’s will congregate on a a whale carcass occasionally. Bowhead whales are hunted for subsistence by Inupiaq hunters. Many of the bowhead’s are caught in spring on the ice. Sometimes a carcass will makes it way on shore because the ice sheet the remains were on melts on land.  Within a … Continue reading

Road trip along the trans-Alaska oil pipeline

Road trip along the trans-Alaska oil pipeline

We are all about oil in Alaska.  Whether you are pro- or anti-development, taxes from oil revenues provide 90% of Alaska’s state budget. Driving North on the Dalton Hwy, or “Haul Road” as it is locally called the trans-Alaska oil pipeline is ubiquitous.  The road was/is used to supply the oil fields all over the … Continue reading