I was recently a guest on the Limitless Living podcast hosted by Emily Bee Lee. Regular readers of this blog know that I spent 14 summers working seasonal jobs in the tourism industry in Alaska and used that money and time off to travel the world. During the interview, we discussed the different jobs available in Alaska, the types of people who work there, and the challenges and perks of living in a remote national park. We also talked about my favorite places to travel and my new life as an expat in Bangkok.
If you are interested in traveling to Alaska, working in a national park, or just want to hear my silky smooth radio voice, give it a listen.
I should note that this is a new podcast focused on adventurous people with lifestyles that allow them to travel. So far, Emily has interviewed a flight attendant, an American expat living in Cambodia, and a man who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, among others. All the interviews are great and I am sure this will be a successful podcast!
Here are links for the podcast.
I didn’t listen to the entire podcast but it was nice to put a voice to your name 😉
I didn’t realize that you and your wife actually worked together as well during those seasonal trips to Alaska. Now that I think of it, it does make sense given the lifestyle you were leading.
I’ve often wished I had been more adventurous in my youth. This appeals to me now, but the adventurous full-loving me showed up late in life 😏
Will have to check out your podcast when I can sit down with a nice cup of tea and have a listen!
Jeff, I listened to your podcast and although I knew most of what you spoke of it was good just to hear your voice. I like that you have lived life as you wanted to and had a partner who would go with you.
Thank you Reann. I have bee lucky to get to live this life especially with Kristi. I ended up in Alaska in large part because you went there and put the idea in my head.
Great interview. We loved working in Alaska. Our full time RV lifestyle has led us to lots of wonderful adventures.
Are you headed up for another season in Alaska? Having an RV, which I mentioned in another comment, is a great way to live in Alaska or any seasonal situation since you bring your own home.
We are going to be working in Wisconsin this summer. Neither us ya have ever been to that part of the country and are excited for something new. We will probably go back to Alaska another year.
Good to hear your voice Jeff. It was interesting to hear you talk about people of retirement age doing seasonal work in Alaska…hmmm, something to keep in mind. We are heading off to Sri Lanka in a couple of weeks and I just reviewed some of your informative and fun posts…Jaga Foods yes, big spiders no!
It is a really great place to work for retirement age people. The hardest part I think is the adjustment to the rustic housing, although some companies have RV parking spots. Sri Lankan food in general is healthy and delicious. You’ll eat your body weight in “rice and curry.” I dropped about 6 pounds in 3 weeks although I ate heartily at every meal! Enjoy your trip!
This is super interesting! I’ve recently moved to Alaska and excited to see what opportunities might be available within the national parks. Thanks for sharing!
Congrats on your recent move. All the managers are currently hiring for the upcoming season so if you want to work this summer apply now! I hope you enjoy Alaska as much as I have.
I’d love to go to Alaska one day. The photographic opportunities would be fantastic.
The light in Alaska in the summer is amazing. You get like 4 hours of golden hour!
Listened to a bit and could totally relate. It immediately brought back memories of my days in wilderness hunting and gold mining camps in the Yukon. In some camps we had no news of the outside world for weeks on end. I didn’t mind. I loved being in the wilderness. Nice to hear your voice.
In 2005, my first summer in Alaska, I didn’t realize that Hurricane Katrina was a big deal until October when I got back home. During my 14 years there the internet slowly improved and I lost some of that disconnect sadly, but my last 4 years I didn’t have cell service so that was awesome!!!