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The USA Today is a great newspaper for road warrior’s given its presence in most major hotels. I always grab the copy left outside my hotel room door on the days I fly. I use it to keep me entertained during takeoff and landing. My routine is consistent. I quickly scan the headlines and rush to the most important part, the weather map! While perusing the map, I plan out my next adventures in my head and at the same time wonder why I don’t live in Hawaii. For years now, I have dreamed about being in the city (un)fortunate enough to hold that days’ weather extreme title.
My trip to Barrow had many connections, one of which was Deadhorse, Alaska, the gateway to Prudhoe Bay.
The weather extremes in the USA Today are posted for the previous day so you never really know if you’ve made it until the day is over. I knew I had a shot at this so I informed the flight attendant of my intentions. She laughed and gave me permission to step outside to make it official. The next day I flipped open my USA Today and found success! -9° Fahrenheit in May never felt soooo good!
What was your finest 2011 travel achievement?