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Laurie B
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  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • United States
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Near Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Where have you lived and worked?
Boston, Brazil, Indianapolis, New York City, Alaska, the Berkshires, Belize, Grand Turk - and more to come!
About Me:
Born in Massachusetts I have traveled a lot and moved to Alaska 11 years ago just to "try it out". Have not left yet!
Last Seasonal Job:
Tour rep (tourist herder!) for a marine tour company in Alaska
Favorite Seasonal Job:
Fish species census work in Belize
Dream Job:
Working at a resort with Caribbean beach diving from the front porch and downhill skiing off the back porch!

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Long time gone - but back!

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

Well - I have been off the blog for a LONG time!!

I moved from Ketchikan to Kenai, Alaska. Got a job at the Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau as the assistant to the executive director. That was so fun, since the Kenai Visitors Center is not just an info spot but also the city museum, a meeting space and a gift shop. I learned so much more about tourism and the tourism industry at the job. I stayed there for 1.5 years then it was time to relocate again to Anchorage! To the "big…


Construction outside my window

Posted on February 8, 2008 at 1:31pm 1 Comment

Well folks - here is the view from my window on Friday, Feb 8. The city of KTN did a survey of the dock at the water front and found that

a lot of the wooden pilings holding up the boardwalk were rotten.

Pilings are like REALLY long telephone poles that the top "deck" or

boardwalk rest on. So for the next couple months a crew will be

replacing the bad ones.…


Wonderful Surpise

Posted on February 1, 2008 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

A little over a week ago, the residents of KTN were given a wonderful gift. It was a little past 5pm on Saturday night and my husband

& I were driving home from doing some shopping. As we came

around the corner my husband said "I just saw fireworks above Deer

Mountain!". Deer Mt is the beautiful peak that towers above

downtown KTN. I said "What?! NO way!" And then I was proved wrong

as another explostion bloomed…


Winter social season

Posted on January 21, 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Well we have had a wonderful batch of weather the last week or so. We have had a mix of gorgeous sunny days with 25 – 30 degree weather then a day or

two of slushy snow. The photo shows you

a nice sunny morning. This was taken


, the sun is not totally

over the…


New year - new blog

Posted on January 8, 2008 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

The view from my window - Ketchikan, Alaska today.

Ketchikan is a town whose number one industry is tourism. In the summer season (mid-April thru early October) the place is bustling with

locals and "summer folks" showing almost 900,000 visitors what the town

has to offer. They say that in Ketchikan 1 in 7 jobs is directly

related to tourism.

But in the winter months the pace is much slower. And this winter

we are…


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At 8:30am on February 26, 2009, Paul Binder said…

I saw that you worked for Allen Marine last year. My wife and myself
will be working for them this summer 2009 as Tour Reps. How was it working for them? How did you go about getting an apartment in Juneau?

What ever info you can give me would be great.

You can email me at


At 9:10pm on February 10, 2008, Timothy Green said…
Yeah I'm really looking forward to working there. Right now I'm trying to save up some money for the 4000 mile drive and for my first month's rent/living expenses. Do you know of anyone who's going to be needing a house mate in that area? As of right now my job has housing available, but I'm not really into sharing a room with someone I don't know, yet alone a 5 BR house with 10+ people.
Or is that typical of the living situation in Ketchikan?
At 9:31pm on February 5, 2008, Timothy Green said…
I loved the fire works. Whats cool is I'm going to be working in Ketchikan this summer at the canopy tour guide place. I didn't know you lived there, but knowing that makes me feel all the better about blindly driving the near 4000 miles to get there. Just meeting someone else on Coolworks who lives/works in the same place that I'll be makes me feel...I don't know, safe I guess. I'd love to know more about Ketchikan if you get the chance. I like rock climbing and mountain biking. The fact that you ski in you back yard says loads about the place.
At 3:37pm on January 8, 2008, Whale Junkie said…
Tiny the water.....
At 5:25pm on November 17, 2007, Nick Burns said…
The nearest boxing gym is an hour away I might sign up for my days off, but I'll probably spend them falling down mountains once I start snowboarding or skiing. Have a good Thanksgiving.

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