Author: Stephen Bugno

Your Winter Guide to Fairbanks Alaska

Your Winter Guide to Fairbanks Alaska It takes a special kind of intrepid traveler to go to Fairbanks, Alaska in winter. I never thought I had it in me. But if you wait until March, when temperatures start to get milder, Fairbanks’ winter starts to resemble more of the winter weather you might be used to. But then again, regular winter is not what you’re coming for. You came for an extraordinary winter. And nobody does winter better than Fairbanks! One of the main draws here is the Aurora Borealis, also known as the northern lights. It’s out from late August to late April. Winter sports are also popular: cross-country skiing, fat biking, and dog mushing. If it gets too cold, visit one of Fairbanks’ many excellent museums. When is the best time to go to Fairbanks in Winter? If you don’t mind the extreme cold and darkness, then December, January, or February could work. I prefer March, but so do many other people. It is one of the busy seasons here. Winter Guide to Fairbanks Alaska What to See Fountainhead Auto Museum You didn’t expect to see an auto museum in Fairbanks and you wouldn’t expect it to be this good, either. The Fountainhead Auto Museum receives almost perfect reviews online and ours is no different. This is an extraordinary collection of automobiles from 1889 to the 1930s....

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What To Do In Mexico City For An Unforgettable Week

The following guest post is from Cata who’s been traveling the world for the past 6 years. She’s founder and lead travel planner of Chica Travels. What To Do In Mexico City For An Unforgettable Week Mexico City is one of the cities that has surprised me the most. Not only because of the tacos and margaritas – there are better local drinks – but also for the number of interesting things to do. The Mexican culinary scene is huge and the Aztec ruins around the city are unique, and add the countless museums, expansive green parks, really nice people,...

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Visiting Zadar Croatia On A Budget

The following guest post is from Anna Timbrook who chronicles her travel experiences on Expert World Travel Visiting Zadar Croatia On A Budget It’s often said that Croatia’s most beautiful city on the Adriatic coast is Zadar. And we couldn’t agree more; with a stunning old town that lies on a peninsula and offers spectacular sea views no matter where you look, there’s definitely something enchanting about this coastal city.  What makes Zadar even better is that you can explore it without breaking the bank. It’s not really an expensive city by Croatian standards, and nowhere near as pricey...

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Why Kerala should be your first trip to India

Why Kerala should be your first trip to India God’s Own Country is Human by Nature Like everything about India, the memories of my first trip there are so vivid. It was 17 years ago in the region of Kerala and I wouldn’t have wanted to start in any other place. The first thing to know about India is its immense physical and cultural diversity. This is a country that spans from glaciers to coconut palms and has speakers of 780 languages within its borders. You can’t see all of India on one trip and people have spent lifetimes...

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The Three Best Places to Dive Ethically with Sharks

The Three Best Places to Dive Ethically with Sharks This guest post comes to us from Casper Ohm, editor-in-chief at, who is writing to raise awareness of the alarming levels of water pollution in our planet’s oceans. What is Ethical Shark Diving? With the impacts of climate change being felt all over the world, the awareness of human impacts on our planet has grown rapidly. Ethical shark diving is a practical application of that awareness in order to reduce the harm human activity has on shark populations.  Sharks have suffered a catastrophic decline in population over the past...

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