- Robert Steinfeld, Irving, Texas
HERE COMES THE BRRRRRRRRIDE
"I was on a business trip to Nome, Alaska, to photograph the Iditarod dog sled race and my boyfriend was with me. We took snow machines to a small Inupiat village that was also a rest/checkpoint for the mushers and their teams. We camped by the side of the trail, a couple of miles out of the village. Throughout the night, we saw teams pass by our tent with only the full moon and headlamps to guide them. The next day, we returned to Nome so I could shoot more images near the finish line. We loved the area and the people were so friendly that we decided it was the perfect place to get married. The next day, we met the judge on the frozen ice pack of the Bering Sea. There we exchanged rings made of Nome gold. My flowers froze in the first five minutes."
- Stephanie Hager, Corona del Mar, California
THAT'S ONE WELL-PROTECTED TRAVELER
"As a young man, I was working for an advertising agency, and one of my many accounts was a condom manufacturer. I was going to see the client in New Jersey and had a briefcase full of condom boxes. I was late for my flight, and in my haste, I tripped getting onto the plane. My briefcase flew open and boxes of condoms were strewn all over the floor of the cabin. A nice Japanese man who was behind me bent down to help pick up what had fallen out of my briefcase. Half-way down, he focused on the graphic on the back of the box (a condom properly applied). The man immediately stood up, smiled, and continued down the aisle."