I Love Anchorage

I had the pleasure of taking over the I Love Anchorage Instagram account over the past weekend. The account was created by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation in an attempt to make Anchorage the #1 city to Live, Work, & Play in by 2025. The account is handed over to a resident of Anchorage every Monday and Thursday to showcase to the IG world how they live, work and play in and around the city.  For my friends & family on here that don’t have Instagram (IG), I thought I’d share my journey with you.

On Thursday I was given my password for login and quickly got to work.


Good morning IG! My name is Holly & I will be hosting leading up to the 4th of July. This photo of my husband & I is a #TBT from last month in front of Barbara Falls. It’s a short but stunning hike we enjoy throughout the year. I’m looking forward to showing you how I #LiveWorkPlay in beautiful Anchorage! Until my next post! @camerae

The rules are simple; 1. you’ve got to sign off on every post, 2. keep it clean, 3. and post at least once a day. Hating when people over post on their social media accounts (I’ll never understand nor want Twitter for this exact reason), I settled on trying to make 2 posts a day for my time in control.


There are only a few weeks of King salmon fishing left at Ship Creek before siver salmon season begins. Have you caught your freezer full yet? Despite eating salmon several nights a week, our freezer is filled to the brim with King salmon caught fresh this year & that’s okay with me! It also helps when we haven’t yet started to get all the rain they’ve predicted for today. Tag me in your fishing photos around Anchorage! Until my next post, @ camerae

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Although I work with a stellar group of people at Frontier Therapy, I am more than happy to have today off as part of a 4-day 4th of July weekend. The rain this morning has kept me close to home enjoying a short walk through the lush Alaska Botanical Garden. Now it’s time to head home to dry off before finding a new adventure to get into this afternoon. What’s your favorite rany summer day activity? Until my next post, @ camerae


Just coming in from a hike with Bucket (more on that later). One of my favorite post hike foods when I don’t feel like cooking the the Beef Panang at Lahn Pad Thai on Abbot. It’s so good I haven’t even looked at a menu since discovering it! OmNomNom… Until my next post, @camerae


Spent the morning with several members of @GeocacheAlaska doing a CITO event at the Prospect Heights trailhead. For those of you who don’t know their geocaching slang yet, CITO stands for cache in trash out and is a pivotal part of cleaning up the geocaching game board – Earth! GeocacheAlaska! hosts numerous CITO events around Anchorage every year to give back to a community that provides so many great places that allow us to play our game. Do I have any fellow geocachers on here today? Until my next post, @camerae

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My favorite geocache in Anchorage has got to be Battery (GC17YMY) It’s a clever container on a well executed hide near Campbell Airstrip. Do you have a favorite cache? Or questions about geocaching? Until my next post, @ camerae

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A few of you might have already met her at one time or another out on the trail, but I’d like to formally introduce you to my hiking partner, Bucket. Yes, you’re seeing this right, Bucket is indeed a cat. She is a 2 year old Lynx Point to be exact that came into our lives as a tiny kitten with a lot of spirit. Who’s your hiking partner? Until my next post, @camerae

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If you haven’t made it down to the Girdwood Forest Fair there’s still time! I walked away with a housewarming gift for a freind in the lower 48 as well as a few other goodies for myself. Please drive safe if you’re heading out of town today! Until my next post, @camerae

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No trip to Girdwood would be complete without a visit to Virgin Creek Falls. This short trek has become one of my favorite places in Alaska & just so happens to be easily accessible. Where’s your favorite place in Alaska? Until my next post, @camerae

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Thank you so much for letting me take you around the last few days for a little piece of how I #LiveWorkPlay in Anchorage, Alaska. I hope you enjoyed adventuring with me as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. Feel free to head on over to my personal account and give it a follow if you’d like. Take care! @camerae

I have no idea how people post to their social media accounts multiple times a day (or even once a day for that matter) unless it’s part of their full time job. It was a mental workout to be constantly thinking about the posts; how to set them up & execute them to my ideals. Thanks for those of you who followed along. Now on to my next adventure – filling the freezer with halibut!

One thought on “I Love Anchorage

  1. Charlie says:

    I think that posting daily would be much easier they trying to constantly be finding someone to post for who week at a time for this account you took over.

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