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Growing Up In Alaska

June 23, 2017 / By Chris Oudean We lived on Elmendorf Air Force Base at first. I was what they call a military brat. When my dad joined the Air Force, they let you choose two places you would prefer to move in order to create some sense of control over your life. Otherwise, there’s a good chance that you could end up anywhere. Texas was my dad’s second choice, Alaska his first. It would be a few years before he got his first choice. After a one year stint in South Korea, and a few more years stationed in …

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Chatfield State Park

June 16, 2017 / By Katie Hnatik Chatfield has its good sides and bad sides and which you see depends on what you set out to experience in your outdoor venture. Most of the time, I crave wilderness in remote locations. While it does have some areas that are surrounded by trees, where the sound of singing birds and a flowing river will make you feel like you’re in a serene setting, you’re not far removed from city life, and if you look, you’re likely to find houses or the city within view. Even if Chatfield isn’t a remote wilderness …

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That Time We Went on An 18 Day Road Trip Through Canada

June 9, 2017 / By Katie Hnatik Every year, a new Milepost is published. My family always had one on hand. The Milepost is “an extensive guide book covering Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and British Columbia.” It provides information, mile-by-mile, for all the highways including rest areas and campgrounds, details and maps of cities, attractions, and side roads throughout. It’s very useful when you’re going camping or looking to explore in remote areas of Alaska that don’t have large road signs directing you. Camping was a staple weekend activity for my family when I was growing up. We …

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Colorado Springs Top Destinations

May 26, 2017 / By Chris Oudean & Katie Hnatik Colorado Springs is one of those areas full interesting destinations. From secret military bases to groundbreaking fossil discoveries, this area is steeped in mystery and excitement! Home to Cheyenne Mountain Complex, the US Olympic Training Center, the Air Force Training Academy, Americas mountain Pikes Peak, The famous Garden of The Gods, Nikola Tesla’s Experimental Station, and tons of thrilling activities like hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting, zip lines, hot air balloon rides, skydiving, paragliding, horseback riding and more! We’ve made a list of some of the top destinations below …