“The feeling getting off the plane, bathed in pre-solstice midnight sun, is most closely relatable to the feeling one has at the peak of a rollercoaster. It’s fear, excitement, elation, and a complete willingness to plunge into the unknown,” Tyler says.
Maddie sits down with herself to ask and answer some important questions.
Maddie contemplates the idea of culture shock through the lens of her first few months in Nome.
New volunteer Maddie reflects on all the things she never imagined she would be doing before she arrived in Alaska.
Recently arrived in Nome, new volunteer Laura learns to navigate between the normal and the surreal.
Nine months in, Courtney talks about how she tries to convey her day-to-day life in Nome to her family elsewhere.
Kristin tells of the beginnings of Story49’s Love Series, which will air next week on KNOM.
Rounding out half a year at KNOM, volunteer Jenn returns from travels with a deeper appreciation for life in Nome.
Volunteer Courtney talks about relying on volunteers past and present as she settles into her new role.
Volunteer Kristin reflects on her adjustment to Nome—an abundance of discoveries, with much still left to learn.