As promised, here’s my feature from the latest issue of Pacific Standard – it’s about the implications of a growing cruise industry in the Northwest Passage, with a focus on what that industry could mean for the people who actually live in the Arctic. I hope you’ll check it out!
There are a couple of online extras to go with the story: A selection of photos from my Northwest Passage cruise last summer, and an interview with the marine biologist who is studying the impact of increased shipping on narwhal in the region.
I also wrote about my most memorable afternoon on the cruise for Up Here: A Meal in Franklin Strait.
I don’t have a ton of stories in the about-to-be-published end of the pipeline right now, but I have a lot of reporting/travel planned for the summer. So stay tuned!
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After a long lull, I’ve had a few new stories drop in the last month.
For Longreads, I sat down (well, virtually sat down) with ace freelancers Jason Fagone, Josh Dean, and May Jeong to talk about the business of freelance writing.
Here’s a short essay I wrote for Up Here’s sports issue about the steep learning curve of outdoor sports in the Yukon: Swimming in Cold Water.
And I wrote a dispatch for The Walrus about the challenges of maintaining natural golf greens at 64 degrees north.
I also wrapped up my year-long Pacific Standard column, Dispatches From a Changing Arctic, with one last entry. But that’s not the last you’ll hear from me at Pacific Standard – my print feature story about the impact of a growing cruise industry in the Northwest Passage is due out in May! The photo above was from my incredible cruise through the Passage last summer…
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