Melissa Cook gained a new perspective on life while on medical disability in remote Alaska.
Melissa Cook discusses how she wrote “The Call of the Last Frontier” from a collection of notes written over 20 years.
Shipping to Alaska is challenging, as P.O. boxes are not accepted by some vendors, and the post office does not recognize some street addresses.
Residents in remote Alaska are called for jury duty far more than people in other states.
The Alaska Marine Highway links urban areas & small coastal communities with no road access and transports passengers, vehicles, & supplies.
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.
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.