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Arctic Adventures: Volume 9 – Wildlife

I feel a little silly blogging while the virus rages on, but if you’re like me, you need to be forced to escape the overabundance of depressing news and updates. more »

Currently: March

Current mood: I hope this blog post finds everyone healthy and in good spirits. I’m pretty sure our mood is in line with everyone else’s: unsettled. The COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic escalated more »

Arctic Adventures: Volume 8 – Auroras

I sure hope everyone is staying healthy & sane. We are still hunkering down here in Alaska, indefinitely. I’ll update more details about us in our March Currently post next more »

Arctic Adventures: Volume 7 — Winter Activities

Amongst the chaos and unchartered territories we are all navigating with the virus, I hope my blog post can be a temporary distraction. One thing I’d like to note, it more »

Arctic Adventures – Volume 6 – Visitors

When we decided we’d be spending our first winter in Alaska, we made the claim: no one should come visit us in the winter in Alaska. Mainly because we live more »

Currently: February

Oh hey faithful blog readers! I am THREE whole days late with my CURRENTLY post!! Did you notice???? I did, and I HATE being late, but we started going 90mph more »

Dear Dad

Dear Dad, It’s been 1 year since you physically disappeared from our lives.  I didn’t know how I would feel losing you. You were the first person really close to more »

Arctic Adventures: Volume 5 – Living Without Water – Part 3

I’m not gonna lie. Without proper facilities, bathroom duty is not very glamorous at our dry cabin, and may turn your stomach.  Here are the basic details: 1 – We more »

Arctic Adventures: Volume 5 – Living Without Water – Part 2

I think people are still getting over the fact the average person living in a traditional household (reminder: complete with a toilet, dishwasher, washing machine, etc) uses 80-100 gallons of more »

Arctic Adventures: Volume 5 – Living Without Water – Part 1

I believe we ALL take modern conveniences for granted.  For us personally, we’ve lived without XYZ quite a few times, from the times we have been caretakers of remote, off-grid more »

Currently: January

Currently living/working in: As I said, we purposely planned to have a lighter workload while at our cabin in Alaska, instead focusing on other non-paying projects and goals. And yet, more »

Arctic Adventures: Volume 4 – Darkness

The needle on the thermometer plunged back below zero—after a brief reprieve of temps hovering near 0—but it’s time to move on from Alaska’s cold reality to our next installment more »

Arctic Adventures: Volume 3 – The Cold

Because we survived 16 consecutive days of below zero temps, I thought my next installment should be about the cold.  Fun—not surprising—fact: Americans hate winter. Only about 10% of Americans more »

Arctic Adventures: Volume 2 – Around Town

I am working on lots of posts about the learning curve and experiences we’ve had trying out an Alaskan winter–the cold, the darkness, living without water, etc. But for now, more »

Decade in Review – Welcome to the 20s

I cannot believe another decade is comin’ in hot! The end of a decade is arbitrary, but I still feel like it means something.  Amazingly, this blog has been alive more »

Currently: December

Currently living/working in: December was dedicated to catching up to life administrative tasks and full of back-and-forth edits for Backpacker (my Spring Gear Guide Pole Reviews went through NINE passes). more »

Arctic Adventures: Volume 1 – Vehicles

I said I would do some posts about life in Alaska. We’ve spent plenty of summers in Alaska, but winter in Alaska is a whole new experience with a huge more »

Currently: November

Currently living/working in: We spent the first part of the month holed up in our cabin in Healy, Alaska, juggling writing deadlines. Then we flew to the East Coast for more »

Our First Month in Alaska

I did NOT mean to let 16 days to go by without blogging. It’s an understatement to say I’m busy juggling deadlines and other work projects, causing the blog to more »

Family Time in CO

For the past few years, we’ve mainly “lived” on the West Coast, Colorado in particular. It made sense to claim our residency and health care in Colorado, as 2 of more »

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