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Catherine Bodry is a travel writer based in Anchorage, Alaska. Though she loves her state, she spends winters in Asia. Her work appears in many places, including BBC Travel, AOL, Lonely Planet guidebooks and Trail Runner Magazine. When she’s not gallivanting around the planet, she can be found picking wild berries, or in her kitchen attempting to re-create Asian dishes from her travels.

Alaska's Eklutna Lake. Credit: Frank Kovalchek / Flickr

The local food movement, already a difficult undertaking in Alaska, has moved from solids to liquids. An abundance of breweries, a meadery and even

Salmon. Credit: G215/iStockphoto

For most Alaskans, summer means experiencing 24 hours of daylight each day and time for spotting bears. For many folks in the rest of

Alaskan Challenge home garden of Saskia Esslinger and Matt Oster. Credit: Saskia Esslinger

Eating a local diet, one where consumers subsist on food grown locally -- often within 100 miles from the source -- is no longer


In a country that cooks European food notoriously poorly and has its own renowned cuisine, it might seem risky and even foolish to open

Inle Mohingha

As sanctions lift, income levels rise and the quality of life improves, Burma's emerging middle class is seeking dining experiences that take them out

coffee growing in Maejantai, Thailand

On a perch two hours up a washed-out dirt track from Chiang Rai sits Maejantai, one of the most remote villages in Northern Thailand.