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Afghanistan, Alaska, Sarah Palin, etc.

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1. Posted by dr.pepper (Travel Guru 316 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

OK, maybe this seems like a random topic. But earlier this week I checked Travellerspoint's stats for last week and noticed a huge spike in traffic to the Afghanistan travel guide article. It all happened on the 26th, which I believe was when the US presidential debate was on. It appears quite a few people watching the debate were inspired to learn about mountainous regions of Afghanistan, and ended up on Travellerspoint... Random!

Anyway, that's just a long-winded introduction... My basic thought after that was to think about some of the other places people might be searching for information about during this final month of the election. I was thinking Alaska (obviously), Wasilla (Sarah Palin's hometown), the place in Alaska you can see Russia from, and maybe something about the national park where they want to drill for oil. Anyone got any other ideas of places people might be researching at the moment?

If anyone feels like tackling some of these articles, you may get lucky and have a ton of visitors dropping in to read what you've written!


2. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Having lived in Wasilla for 2 weeks I would have to say there is not much there. Although there is no point in not taking advantage of the situation. ANWR should have an article although almost nobody goes there. I can write up an ANWR article.

3. Posted by Danielsw25 (Budding Member 50 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Yeah, Wasilla isn't exactly a "hotspot" for travelling. Anchorage is right there and many more interesting sites are nearby as well. I lived in North Pole for 5 years, right outside of Fairbanks, and I would say even that is more intersting than Wasilla. However, they did crush us in football, but we were just terrible back then...

As for ANWR, Lavafalls is correct, it is one of those places that people want to have, but nobody wants to go there. I am really curious how many visitors it has in a given year. Considering it's location, I can't see ANWR as being heavily trafficked.

4. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I just added a little to the Wasilla article, although actually this stuff is in Palmer. I just made a short ANWR article just to have it. Do you have any photos of ANWR Dan?