Alaska’s Kids Don’t Float program has saved lives since 1996 by providing life jackets for kids to borrow near the water. Learn more on Alaska Bush Life.
Articles by Melissa Cook
Cooking a Thanksgiving meal in remote Alaska proves challenging with no grocery store. Learn more about life in bush Alaska on the blog, Alaska Bush Life.
Flying is required in most areas of Alaska, whether by jet or bush plane. Learn more about flying in Alaska.
Docks are the heart of Alaska bush life. Learn about remote Alaska docks and read excerpts from Melissa Cook’s book “The Call of the Last Frontier.”
A typical fall day in Thorne Bay includes the Alaska floatplanes, rain, fog, & glassy bay water. Listen to Melissa Cook talk about Alaska.
The Alaska Aleutian wind is unforgettable and frightening. “The Call of the Last Frontier” began with a scene from this beach.
The hidden gems of SE Alaska are the trees draped in lichen or Old Man’s Beard. Learn more about Alaska on Alaska Bush Life.
The fog, boats, dock, and the details in the photo of Thorne Bay bring back memories of living there for two decades.
Alaska—snow, and ice, right? Well, not really. Where I lived in Thorne Bay, we received 129 inches of rain annually (close to 11 feet) and…
Melissa Cook discusses flying in Alaska, travel options in southeast Alaska, and the impact of Island Air Express on Prince of Wales Island travel.