Writer Wednesday – Meet Tricia Krohn
There are so many ways we can travel, whether it’s full-time nomads or part-time cruisers. But there are many more ways in which to travel. Tricia Krohn, travel blogger and creator of The Adventure List, funds her travels through seasonal work which allows her to travel slowly and really get to know a place. She’s also the author of Denali it’s for Everyone about, you guessed it, Denali, Alaska. Learn more about Tricia, her travels and her book below!
Writer Wednesday would like to introduce Tricia Krohn.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am a forty-something seasonal worker who travels as much as possible. I blog about my travels and how to fund travels with seasonal work at The Adventure List. When my children reached college age, I realized it was time for mom to leave the nest. And off I went leaving the little chicks at home.
You help fund your travel through seasonal work. What are your tips on finding seasonal work?
Start with CoolWorks.com. It is filled with lots of interesting jobs. Once you get your first seasonal job, you will realize how large the community is. From that point, the sky is the limit. You will get referrals and ideas from your co-workers and others in the area. It will be difficult to narrow your choices going forward.
Have you ever travelled solo?
I always travel solo. I have went on trips with friends but normally, I travel alone and met people along the way. My first solo trip was to Minneapolis via MegaBus for a long weekend. It was fantastic.
How many countries have you visited?
I have visited 11 countries: Canada, Mexico, Honduras, England, France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, and Poland.
You call Alaska your “top dream destination”, why and what drew you there?
Initially, I wanted to work as a teacher in the no roads area. Teachers go for school year only. Then I would travel home for the summer. That didn’t work out so I do seasonal work in summer instead. What drew me to Alaska? The big open spaces, mountains and SNOW. I love winter. I’ve always wanted to live somewhere where it snows and the snows stays till spring. That’s why I wanted to initially come here.
What is your favourite place and why?
Besides Alaska, that is a really hard question to answer. I love Chicago for the restaurants and city life. I love Roatan, Honduras for the beaches and laid-back lifestyle. I love Poland for the history and people. Too many choices.
If you could describe your method of travel in one word, what would it be?
What is your must have travel accessory?
What is your dream destination?
It was Alaska but I accomplished that one. Now it’s a toss up between Antarctica or an island (Bali, Tahiti, Fiji, Aruba).
Do you have any upcoming trips?
Traveling Alaska, Nome in particular
How has travel changed you?
It has made me more open to new ideas and less afraid of the unknown.
How long did it take for your book to come to fruition?
90 days. Once the idea hatched in my head, I could not shake it. I have always wanted to write a book but NEVER felt so compelled as I did the winter of 2014. It was crazy.
What is your top tip for first time travellers to Alaska?
Visit during shoulder season. May or end of August/beginning of September. Reason: it is cheaper, less crowded, and the fall tundra colors are out of this world.
What do you recommend as must things to do and see in Alaska?
Definitely visit Denali National Park if you venture inland. Otherwise, scope out Kenai Peninsula (Seward and Homer specifically), check out the Inside Passage area, go on a wildlife/fjord cruise, hike a glacier, head into any of the national parks.
Do you have any new books on the horizon?
I have one formulating but don’t know if I’ll write it. I plan to do an update on my current book for next year’s release.
What is your favourite travel book?
Anything by Bill Bryson especially A Walk in the Woods and In A Sunburned Country. Hilarious and informative at the same time.
What is your favourite travel quote?
Ahhhhh, I’m not good with quotes. Let’s see. I think Mark Twain has a good one.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do…. Explore. Dream. Discover.”