Author: Lauren Monitz
Lauren Monitz is a travel/food writer and social media influencer specializing in approachable adventures and offbeat explorations. From becoming a certified viking in Iceland to blackwater rafting in New Zealand, she intentionally seeks out the most unique and photogenic attractions wherever she goes. She has bylines across the web from Thrillist and the Huffington Post to Eater and the Food Network. You can follow her (mis)adventures on http://thedownlo.com or on Instagram @lmonitz.
People assume that winter in Alaska is dark and foreboding, but really that couldn’t be further from the truth. In the capital, snow-capped peaks flank the glassy lake, giving the entire scene the look of a snow globe brought to life. Fresh powder