Where Are the Coldest Places on Earth?

If you really want to get away from it all, check out Lonely Planet's Coldest Places on Earth. Can you guess what they are? Brrr. Call me crazy, but I fell in love with this description of the Dempster Highway in Canada, which crosses the Arctic circle:

Starting from Dawson, the last remnant of the Yukon gold rush, the Dempster winds its way through pristine wilderness flanked by craggy peaks and rolling tundra before arriving at the Arctic hub of Inuvik, gateway to the remote communities of the Western Arctic. One of the most incredible road trips on earth, the Dempster Hwy is one of only two roads in North America that cross the Arctic Circle. It’s a road deep in history, with stunning scenery and myriad chances to see wildlife. You may catch sight of moose, and wolves as well as peregrine falcons, golden eagles, and Arctic terns, all without leaving the road.

Also check out Grethel Erlich's beautifully named This Cold Heaven, a harrowing journey through Greenland.
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Escape from Italy's Titanic (Video)

The strange case of the Costa Concordia crash off the coast of Italy has haunted me all week. This is the world's worst cruise ship crash in modern times. The captain jumped ship, leaving passengers to get to shore as best they could. Here you can hear him refusing to go back and look for survivors.

Much larger than the Titanic, carrying many more passengers (4,000), the Concordia is the biggest cruise ship to ever crash. From the shore, it looks like a very big skyscraper.

The captain jumped ship, claiming he fell into the lifeboat (somehow with his top two officers aboard), but the crew mutinied in order to help the passengers. The captain refused to return to the ship even to assist rescuers by assessing the damage. 

I am fascinated by the stories of the survivors, caught here on film.
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Around the World In A Single Video

If this video doesn't feed your wanderlust, nothing will. I have been to many of these places and long to see them all. What's on your bucket list this year?

Time is Nothing // Around The World Time Lapse from Kien Lam on Vimeo.
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