Native Alaskan Qiviut: What is it and why is it so expensive?

Native Alaskan Qiviut: What is it and why is it so expensive?

Qiviut is the inner wool coat of the Musk Ox, an Ice Age relic living mostly north of the arctic circle in North America and Greenland. And it is one of the most expensive natural fibers for fabrics In the world. It’s incredibly warm, soft and rare. What is Qiviut? The muskox has a two-layered…

Serendipitous Encounters of Random People in Alaska

Serendipitous Encounters of Random People in Alaska

Traveling solo allows you to meet and interact with various people in many places, people you would not normally strike up a conversation with if you weren’t alone. During the year I spent backpacking across Europe in the early 80s, I met many interesting people, many became friends and a few lovers. More Memorable People…