Karen Ung (aka @playoutsidegal) is a lover of maps, mountains, and mochas. With her Geography degree and experience leading hikes and backpacking trips in the Rockies, she is full of ideas on where to go and what to do. In 2013, she started Play Outside Guide to provide “everything you need to know to get outside”.
You may have seen Karen on TV (Global Calgary columnist – Summer 2021 & CBC TV’s “Our Calgary” – 2018 & 2019) or heard Karen on CBC Radio’s Eyeopener Show. She was CBC Calgary’s Family Road Trips columnist for the summers of 2017-2019.
Currently an Ambassador for Alberta Parks, Fjällräven, and Yukon Charlie’s Snowshoes, Karen has the experience to put your destination and products in front of an engaged audience. If you have questions about stories on the blog, would like trip planning advice ($25/hour), or would like to work together, please contact Karen via the Contact Us form