How to Fall in Love with Winter

Hi everyone!  It’s been another downright cold week here in Anchorage.  As I mentioned last week, Alaska is slowly but surely getting our sunlight back and it’s been such a huge mental boost for everyone here.  We all want to go outside again now that it’s still light out after work, but there’s one thing… Continue reading How to Fall in Love with Winter

HIking · Living in Alaska · Winter

Here Comes The Sun

Hi everyone!  February in Alaska is officially here, and I’m kind of in love with this month. We’ve got lots of snow on the ground (which is groomed for perfect ski and fat bike conditions), the weather is cold but not below zero, and the days are getting longer.  We’ve got about 8 hours of… Continue reading Here Comes The Sun

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My 2017 Bucket List

Hi everyone!  We’re already almost halfway through January, and one thing I haven’t done yet is set goals for 2017.  And honestly, I’ve kind of been putting this off.  I was interested in what my goals were for 2016, so I went back and read last year’s goal post and it made me incredibly sad.  About… Continue reading My 2017 Bucket List

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Staying Visible in the Winter: Brilliant Reflective Review

Disclaimer: I received Brilliant Reflective Iron-On and Stick-On Reflective Strips to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review, find, and write race reviews! Hi everyone!  This weekend was the first weekend in a while where we stayed in town instead of… Continue reading Staying Visible in the Winter: Brilliant Reflective Review

HIking · Living in Alaska · Winter

Winter Backpacking 101

Hi everyone!  If you read my last post, you’ll know that I went backpacking this past weekend to a cabin along Nancy Lake.  Yep, I went backpacking in January in Alaska!  And here’s another fun fact:  it was my very first backpacking trip!  To say I was nervous is an understatement.  I spent so much… Continue reading Winter Backpacking 101

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Winter Backpacking Trip to Nancy Lake (and Post-Hike Recovery!)

Hi everyone!  Happy 2017!  It feels weird thinking that December is over.  We’re now in the long, dark part of the winter, and I remember feeling really depressed and miserable during this part of my first winter here in Alaska.  Ever since then, I’ve tried to look for ways to stay active and adventurous during… Continue reading Winter Backpacking Trip to Nancy Lake (and Post-Hike Recovery!)

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A Winter Trip to Seward

Hi everyone!  Like I said in my last post, I had a super busy weekend and I couldn’t fit it all into one post.  So I’m back with post #2 about my holiday weekend.  This part of my weekend actually started last Thursday night, when Andrew and I headed down to Seward to stay with… Continue reading A Winter Trip to Seward

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A Happy Holiday Weekend

Hi everyone!  This weekend was filled with so much awesome stuff that I’m going to need to split it into two posts.  And there’s no better way to start off than by focusing on Christmas and the start of Hanukkah! On Christmas Eve back in Philly, we used to host a party for both of… Continue reading A Happy Holiday Weekend