welcome to my blog. my name is karen and i created 3000 miles north to share my adventures in life with you...

barrow, alaska | july 2011

why 3000 miles north?

after moving to Anchorage, Alaska in August of 2007, I began working for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Tobacco Prevention and Control Program that same November. i was fortunate to travel across the state of alaska for my job. as I traveled to different communities and regions in alaska, i tried to invest my time in learning about the history of the community, specifically the Alaska Native influence and culture. i wanted to share my adventures with those closest to me and anyone else who was interested, so I decided to start 3000 Miles North - which became a journal for my experiences.

more about me.

why move to alaska from iowa? my twin sister had nannied in anchorage for two summers and landed a teaching job in anchorage after college. i decided to join her in the 49th state for what was to be nine months (who was i kidding??).   

my first job in anchorage was working for recreational equipment, inc. (REI), which is where i met my boyfriend, matt...and when Matt entered my life, so did his dog, rio.

after eight years in anchorage, i moved back to the midwest. minnesota seemed like the closest thing to alaska that wasn't a plane ride away.  

3000 miles north & back continues to be a place for me to share our adventures and my healthy lifestyle.

i hope you enjoy 3000 miles north & back.