What to Expect When Driving the Alaska Highway in Winter

There aren’t many cars driving the Alaska Highway in winter. Construction hasn’t started, but occasionally semi-trucks will pass you at flying speeds in the middle of snow storms. Mostly, though, you’ll find yourself on safari, sharing the road with caribou, bison, and sheep. Essentially, you have the road to yourself. …

Ranger Life: What Does a National Park Internship Entail?

Over the years, I have been asked many questions about my work experiences. Millions of people visit our national parks annually, but many don’t know what a park ranger’s job is like or what our responsibilities are. In my new series Ranger Life, I’ll discuss the day to day lives …

Countries with Free Stopovers (and How to Take Advantage)

Wait, what’s a free stopover? In order to increase tourism, countries will offer a free stopover to travelers. It’s basically a really, really long layover that doesn’t cost you extra airfare. For example, let’s say you want to fly from New York to London. If you fly on Icelandair, you …