Hi, I'm Andrea! Welcome to my Alaska travel and adventure blog. Whether you're searching for new trails to explore, need advice on gear, or want to know which places to add to your Alaska bucket list, you'll find plenty of resources on this site to help you build the confidence you need to get outside.

Welcome to Andrea Kuuipo Abroad

Whether you’re just looking for your next adventure, or you’re feeling overwhelmed with information, you’re definitely in the right place.

My mission is to help you plan adventures in Alaska like a local.

Why? Because Alaska is magical and wild and I truly believe that everyone needs to experience the empowering and beautiful opportunities this place has to offer.

You’ll find a ton of resources on this site to help you build your skills, get educated, and gain the confidence to live a wonderful life outdoors.

By sharing my own adventures and writing helpful posts with my best tips and advice, I hope you turn your wildest dreams into reality.

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Alaska is the place I call home! It’s a very big state and there’s so much wilderness to explore. If you’re interested in traveling to or around Alaska but need help to figure out what to see and do, here are a few articles to get you started!


Hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities, and I’ve been lucky enough to summit mountains all around the world! If you’re looking for some trail inspiration in Alaska, check out these lists of top hikes around the state.


Living a life outdoors should feel easy, but sometimes it takes a little bit of practice. Start to build the skills and confidence you need so nothing can hold you back from getting outside.


Travel and outdoor gear can become expensive, especially if you buy the wrong items. Whether you’re packing for a multi-day backpacking trip or a trip abroad, these articles will help you choose the gear that you actually need.


I created local hiking challenges to encourage hikers to explore new trails and areas around Alaska. You can track your progress with a logbook, which includes a checklist of the 100 hikes that you can check off as you complete them.