Subsistence and survival: one photographer shows there’s more to Alaska than pretty landscapes

Social media is an incubator for trends, the latest of which being outdoor and adventure photography. Despite an infinite supply of outdoor landscapes available, certain locations come up more frequently than others. You’d be hard pressed to spend time on Instagram’s nature page without seeing a disproportionately high number of photos from locations such as … Continue reading Subsistence and survival: one photographer shows there’s more to Alaska than pretty landscapes

The reality of arctic tourism, as explained by the youngest explorer to the North Pole

Mikaela spoke with Tessum Weber, an accomplished polar explorer about life in the arctic and his family's business Arctic Weber, the leading arctic tourism operator. As arctic travel gains popularity so too does its controversy, the most prevailing being its carbon inefficiency and sky high price tag. With blunt honesty and a touch of humor, … Continue reading The reality of arctic tourism, as explained by the youngest explorer to the North Pole

Polar Bears and Paddling: an interview with AKOR Expedition on their seemingly impossible 1600 km journey

In the summer of 2018, six lifelong paddling friends from Quebec began a trip unlike any other. Over 65 days, they traveled 1600 kilometers to connect the inland town of Schefferville to the Inuit village of Nain. By modern knowledge, they are the first team to complete this route. Throughout their journey, Expedition AKOR sought to capture to beauty of northern … Continue reading Polar Bears and Paddling: an interview with AKOR Expedition on their seemingly impossible 1600 km journey

A dark, winding highway without cell service = the perfect place to blow a tire (aka what NOT to do when roadtripping)

"Does the car seem to be swivelling a bit, or is that just me?" "Probably just the road, it isn't the smoothest." "Yeah but isn't it making a weird noise too? I'm gonna pull over and check." "Babe, I'm sure it's fine, you're just being paranoid." But my boyfriend insisted we pull over. We were … Continue reading A dark, winding highway without cell service = the perfect place to blow a tire (aka what NOT to do when roadtripping)

3 Important Reasons to Accept (and Embrace) Homesickness when Traveling

Written by: Mikaela Ferguson I've always found there to be this shame associated with homesickness. It starts when we're young; no one wants to be that camper, the one crying themselves to sleep because they miss the familiar comforts of home, the one judged by fellow campers or pitied by their counsellors. I, for one, … Continue reading 3 Important Reasons to Accept (and Embrace) Homesickness when Traveling

How a flaming wooden dog gave me a social life in the Arctic

Written by: Mikaela Ferguson And then they splashed fuel all over the large wooden structure, built to resemble what was called "The Wicker Dog." Everyone was told to stand back. I watched them light something small on fire - a stick, an arrow? Oh wait, I should probably provide some context. It was late May, maybe early June, of 2015. … Continue reading How a flaming wooden dog gave me a social life in the Arctic