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Let the Holidays Begin in Alaska

The holiday season in Alaska is always a special time. Snow, reindeer, and Santa Claus are permenant residents, after all, so Alaskans tend to savor every single minute. Last week, I wrote about ideas to celebrate Black Friday in the outdoors, and many of you wrote to say you appreciated the heads up for #OptOutside day. […]

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Choose to #OptOutside on Black Friday

*This article appeared in the 11/20 edition of the Alaska Dispatch News for my Kids in the Outdoors column.* With a week still to go, my email inbox runneth over with announcements like this: “Shop now for pre-Black Friday deals and save, save, save!” Screaming at consumers both literally and virtually, retail outlets are capitalizing […]

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Alaska Family Travel Trends for 2016 and Beyond

Every year the Alaska State Division of Tourism sponsors the Alaska Media Road Show for journalists from around the country to promote Alaska travel and tourism. Not that writers need too much convincing; Alaska is, after all, a state of superlatives. For a family travel writer who spends so much of every summer on the […]

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Pausing For Reflections: Exploring the Palmer Hay Flats

*This story appeared in the November 13, 2015 edition of the Alaska Dispatch News.* PALMER — Every time I cross the concrete bridge spanning Knik River, I say to myself, “Next time. Next time I’ll stop here.” “Here” is little Reflections Lake, on the fringe of the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, or simply […]

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