If the Republicans lose in November, Sarah Palin may just want to walk on over to Russia to escape the media frenzy. Turns out you can really see America’s "next-door neighbors" from US shores. The Alaskan island Little Diomede and Russia's Big Diomede are a mere 2½ miles apart, explains Nina Shen Rastogi in Slate.
From mid-December through mid-June Alaska's Bering Strait freezes and if you've got the guts—and a parka—you can trek over and visit the future; Big Diomede is over the International Date Line. There are other sites to catch a glimpse of Russia, but even from the best vantage points in Alaska, writes Rastogi, the most you'll see is a weather station.