Blog Love: Alaska Eats Hikes Adventures


One of my favorite things about blogging is meeting new people who share similar interests.  So, imagine my excitement when I heard from Andy (that’s her in the picture, along with her pup, Sadie), over at Alaska Eats, Hikes, Adventures.

I checked out her blog right away, and have been following it ever since.  The name pretty much says it all – Andy’s main subject matters are food and hiking, and her posts are filled with either mouth-watering or jaw-droppingly gorgeous photos, depending on which subject she’s writing about.

Turns out we share a love of Wheel Good Food (Andy’s take here, mine here; we both conclude that Wheel Good Food is AWESOME) and I want to try out some of the hikes she’s been writing about, especially the Palmer Hayflats, which I didn’t know existed until she wrote about them.

Here’s Andy’s “About”:

I’m always looking for new adventures to go on with my pup, new places to eat, and fun activities to try. Anchorage has a wonderful selection of restaurants, hikes, and activities, you’ve just got to get out there and find them!

After exchanging a couple blog-happy emails, Andy and I decided we should get together for coffee. Although her blog is effervescent and fun, she’s even better in person – I loved her approach to life.  She’s a lifelong Anchorage girl, and recently went through a couple big changes. Right now she’s on a journey of sorts – figuring out what inspires her and brings her happiness. She’s focusing on being brave (like emailing strangers – and I’m so glad she did!), saying yes to new experiences (like mountain racing!), and finding that elusive balance/blend of work and life. Not only does she work full-time and fit in all the great hikes she writes about, she’s also in the process of becoming a yoga instructor.

All in all, a wonderful person, a fun blog to read, and hopefully a sharer of future adventures!

Author: Gretchen Fauske

I love Anchorage. I love what it is, what it's been, and what I dream it will be. I share my adventures with DJ (my husband), my fabulous family and friends, two frenchies named Grover and Teddy, and now, all of you. If you love Anchorage too, get in touch - guest posts are welcome!