Alex Mazzarisi

Alex Mazzarisi is an intern at National Geographic Channel and a student at American University. In addition to interning, she is an editor at American Way of Life Magazine (AWOL), AU's on-campus magazine, and an active member of the AU Outdoors club.

Boats Over Troubled Waters

Captain Charlie Griffin of Reels of Fortune has the top earning of the fleet, but is not immune to the troubled waters our fishermen seem to have found themselves in. After hitting the Oregon Inlet’s infamous Bonner Bridge, a $10,000 repair bill has left him struggling to break even. Meanwhile Dave Marciano, who also had a…

Watch Out Fellas, The Ladies of Reel Action Are Coming For You!

The fishing season is off to a rocky start for captains Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise and Charlie Griffin of Reels of Fortune. While navigating the treacherous Oregon Inlet, which changes depth frequently and drastically due to the rough waters of the inlet, both boats find themselves in grave danger. Hard Merchandise and Reels of…

They’re Back! A New Season of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Returns Tonight

On an all-new season of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks, rivalry and treacherous conditions appear to be the perfect storm when it comes to running into danger for our captains. After making a good a haul up north during their summer fishing season, Captain Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise, Captain Tyler McLaughlin of Pinwheel and Captain TJ…

Highlights From the Life Below Zero Facebook Fan Q&A With Glenn Villeneuve

Last week, Glenn answered some of his fan’s questions on Facebook about his lifestyle, reasons for joining the show and how he deals with isolation. Here are some highlights from the Q&A: What made you decide to do the show? Do you have any shows you like to watch when you’re in Fairbanks (other than…

Evolution Islands #WhereInTheWorld REVEALED!

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of 22 volcanic islands 600 miles off the western coast of Ecuador. They are best known for their unique flora and fauna, including the Galápagos tortoise, which the islands are named after (galápago is the Spanish word for tortoise). In addition to its impressive size, this tortoise also has…

Baths and Beer in Budapest #WhereInTheWorld [CHUG Takeover] REVEALED!

As largest city and capital of Hungary, Budapest has been cited as the “most beautiful city in Europe” by both Time Magazine and The New York Times. And while it contains the typical European beauty marks—castles, churches, and parks— it has a few unique landmarks that make it different from any other city. The Széchenyi Medicinal…

When in Rome #WhereInTheWorld [CHUG Takeover] REVEALED!

As the popular saying “when in Rome” goes, eating and drinking like the locals do is the only way to experience this ancient city. A place with thousands of years of culture, world-renowned cuisine, iconic architecture, and a historic Christian pilgrimage site, Rome seems to have it all. Each cultural era—medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassicism—have left…

Home of Reinheitsgebot #WhereInTheWorld [CHUG Takeover] REVEALED!

Salzburg is surrounded by the Alpine mountains and the country’s highest peaks are along its border. Hiking and skiing are popular activities enjoyed by both locals and tourists and cable-car rides that give patrons a birds-eye view of the valleys below is also a very popular activity. Salzburg is home to variety of tourist eye-candy—Salzburg…

Floating on Cloud 9 #WhereInTheWorld [CHUG Takeover] REVEALED!

The Mamanuca Islands of Fiji are an archipelago of about 20 islands. Although maybe Chuck Noland and Wilson the volleyball might disagree (the movie Castaway was filmed on one of the islands), the islands are, quite literally, heaven on earth. Similar to Hawai’i, the volcanic islands are home to pristine waters, unique flora and fauna…

The Opera House Down Under #WhereInTheWorld [CHUG Takeover] REVEALED!

Everyone knows the distinctive seashell-like structure of the Sydney Opera House as the icon of Australia’s capital. Since it’s opening in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is one of Australia’s greatest tourist attractions and a celebrated hub of music and culture. Overlooking the Sydney harbor, this architectural masterpiece took 16 years to build, with 4 years alone dedicated…