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Archive for 'October 2011'

    Show-and-Tell: Favorite Travel Souvenirs

    What is your favorite souvenir from your travels? Wherever we as members of the REI Adventures team explore new places, a souvenir reminds us of the adventure or gives us a special connection to a place or person. It can be as simple as a photograph, or it might be something that reflects the artistry of the local culture, such as a carpet. These mementos, every time we see them, use them or sometimes even taste them, transport us back to those places. Throughout our travels, it seems everyone ...

    Posted by Liz Bee on October 5, 2011 2:10 PM & Tagged REI Adventures, Travel and souvenirs | permalink | Comments

    A Sight for Skywatching Eyes: The Northern Lights

    fileAll promotional videos should be this visually arresting. Check out this view of the aurora borealis, documented by a Finnish production company (Flatlight Films) to promote tourism in Finland. Looks chilly but beautiful. Persuasive stuff. Solar activity in late September caused a spike in aurora activity. To monitor such activity in America's most aurora-friendly state, check out this forecast site maintained by the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. When was the last ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on October 4, 2011 2:14 PM & Tagged aurora borealis, northern lights and video | permalink | Comments

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