Karen Ung (aka @playoutsidegal) 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. In 2013, she started Play Outside Guide to showcase “outdoor adventure travel in Western Canada and beyond” and inspire others to play outside.
You may have heard Karen on CBC Radio’s Eyeopener Show or seen her on CBC TV’s “Our Calgary”. She was CBC Calgary’s Family Road Trips columnist for the summers of 2017-2019.
Currently an Ambassador for Airhead Watersports, Alberta Parks, Aventura Clothing, and Prevelo Bikes, 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.