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About Karen Ung (aka playoutsidegal)

Karen Ung is married to her backpacking sweetheart and is a mother and 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. The mission of her blog, Play Outside Guide, is to provide “everything you need to know to get outside and have fun.” 

Currently an Alberta Parks Ambassador, Active for Life Role Model, ZenSeekers Contributor, and Brand Ambassador for Aventura Clothing, KEEN Canada, and Terramar Sports, Karen has the experience to put your products and services in front of an engaged audience. 

For a complete list of companies I have worked with, please see the Sponsors page.

Social Media Following & Handles

Play Outside Guide has over 18,900 followers!

Twitter @playoutsidegal          11,400+ followers (211,000 impressions for July 2017)
Instagram @playoutsidegal      4,050 followers
Facebook @playoutsideguide    2,824 likes 
Pinterest @playoutsideguide        657 followers
Google+  +playoutsideguide
Youtube @karenung77

Monthly page views for 16,000+
Best month: 42,556 page views

Heard On CBC Radio!

I was CBC Calgary's Family Roadtrips Columnist for Summer 2017.
  • CBC Radio - Calgary Eyeopener August 30, 2017 Beach camping & ideas for the September Long Weekend - Listen Here
  • CBC Radio - Calgary Eyeopener August 23, 2017 Road Trip to Crowsnest Pass - Listen Here
  • CBC Radio - Edmonton AM August 4, 2017 Where to Camp in Alberta - Listen Here
  • CBC Radio - Calgary Eyeopener August 1, 2017 Road Trip to Sundre - Listen Here
  • CBC Radio - Calgary Eyeopener July 26, 2017 Camping in Lac La Biche - Listen Here
  • CBC Radio - Calgary Eyeopener July 5, 2017 Alberta's Hidden Camping Gems - Listen Here
  • CBC Radio - Calgary Eyeopener May 17, 2017 Alberta Camping Spots for the Long Weekend - Listen Here

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