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About Me

Karen Ung (aka @playoutsidegal) 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, Contributor to FestivalSeekers, ZenSeekers, SnowSeekers, and Outdoor Families Magazines; and Brand Ambassador for Aventura Clothing, KEEN CanadaPrevelo Bikes, and Terramar Sports, Karen has the experience to put your destination or products in front of an engaged audience. Karen is also CBC Calgary Eyeopener's Alberta Roadtrips Columnist for Summer 2018.

38,000+ monthly page views and 23,000+ followers on social media.

Contact Me

Please email me at karen[at] or message me on Twitter or Facebook and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Media Kit

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


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Social Audience

Play Outside Guide has 23,000+ followers! 

Twitter     13,700+
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Facebook   3,900
Pinterest       878 (64,300 monthly views)
Google+         30
Youtube          21 
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Heard On

I am currently CBC Calgary's Alberta Roadtrips Columnist for Summer 2018!
  • CBC Radio - Calgary Eyeopener July 5, 2018 Take a Road Trip to Castle Provincial Park - Listen Here
I was CBC Calgary's Family Roadtrips Columnist for Summer 2017 and am a frequent guest on the CBC Radio's Alberta at Noon. Listen to some of the podcasts here:
  • 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. Read the web story 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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