• Nature,  Travel

    Controversy: Subsistence Living

    Let me warn you, some of the things you will find in my blog may be controversial – whaling and subsistence living. If you do not understand the culture of Alaska, you may not enjoy the section on Alaska subsistence. When…

  • Food,  Nature,  Travel

    Whaling Sparks Controversy

    Alaska Natives have been hunting bowhead whales for thousands of years.  The traditional subsistence hunt is protected by the marine mammal protection act.  A quota for the number of whales is determined by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and only…

  • Culture,  Life,  Nature,  Tradition,  Travel

    Aurora Borealis

    When you receive a call at 1:00am that the northern lights are out, you do not hesitate to grab your winter gear and rush outside to wait for the Honda 4-wheeler to pull up.  Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) are the most…

  • Culture,  Food,  Life,  Solo Travels,  Travel

    Paying the Price

    Have you ever wanted to lay down and cry in a grocery aisle?  I had this baby cry sensation when I saw the price of my favorite Cheetos at AC.  In Barrow, Alaska, the largest grocery/department store is the AC…