Fairbanks Part 2: Views of a Lifetime

Despite the cold weather, I had a really fun start in Fairbanks with dog sledding and hot spring tours. Although I did see the aurora on the first night, it wasn’t a great display. Fortunately, I had two more days of action filled agenda, including more aurora viewings. Read more to find out what I did for the rest of my Alaska trip.

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Beautiful Aurora from Alaska

Fairbanks Part 1: Dog Sledding and Hot Spring

Aurora is a beautiful natural phenomenon, viewing it was one of the priorities in my must do list. In an interesting coincidence, several of my friends went to Alaska for vacations during the Christmas and New Year holidays last year. They posted photos of the magnificent landscapes in Alaska, as well as many amazing images of Aurora. It was as if nature was calling for me to go, so I decided to take a week off to vacation in Alaska before the spring came.

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Weekend Getaway in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is a well known tourist attraction in Northern California. When I lived in the Bay Area, a lot of people I knew were frequent visitors of Napa Valley, especially wine lovers. I didn’t get the chance to visit there while living in the area since it felt too close for a proper vacation. After I moved to LA, I had the opportunity to go back to San Jose during a business trip, so I wanted to find a place for a weekend getaway. Napa Valley felt like a good choice.

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