Close to becoming empty nesters, Lisa and Dave Dewyngaert have decided to take the plunge and make the move from their home in New Hampshire to Palmer. Never having lived outside of the state (or even his childhood home), Dave is ready for a change of scenery and a slower pace. Lisa is excited to live in the wilderness and see wildlife right outside her front door. This couple is itching to unplug and embrace all the adventures of the Last Frontier.
Though Marius' work as a neurosurgeon is taking him to Alaska; he's dreamed of living in the Last Frontier since he was a young boy. Lucy has always lived in warm climates all over the world, and has never even seen snow before! Both pilots, this couple is excited to get up in the air and take in all the state has to offer. But first, they have to find a property with enough land for their falcons, their 14 rescue dogs, AND that's within 30 minutes of the Anchorage hospitals Marius oversees.
Shallon's fondest memories from her childhood were of growing up in Alaska, and she always hoped she'd be able to bring her children there. So when she and Daniel got married, she started planting the seed, or as Daniel says, Brainwashing, him. After finishing her pediatric residency in Pittsburgh, Shallon was offered a job at a hospital in Fairbanks. Now they are on their way to make the dream happen for the whole family.
Kristine and Eric Bailey have moved eight times in the past eight years for their jobs in the military. When they got the call that they were finally being transferred to their #1 dream location of Alaska, they were ecstatic! The couple packed up their four kids and made the 4300-mile drive from Delaware to Eagle River. This family of six is ready to enjoy the great outdoor adventures of Alaska, but first they have to find their dream home. Kristine's caveat: the house must have a picturesque view.
Living in Alaska was never a dream for the Eames, but when Wendell got a job offer from a hospital in Fairbanks, he knew the only person he needed to convince was his wife, Juliet. With all the beauty and fun the state presents, it wasn't a hard sell. The couple knew it would be an amazing place to raise their five kids. So they packed everything up and headed north, to start their adventure in the Last Frontier.
USAF SSGs Lucas & Heidi Wacker, Alaska was ops on their dream sheet. So when they got their orders and saw it was Anchorage, they knew they had hit the lottery. After jamming 12,000 lbs into a 30-foot trailer, they set out with their 2 year old to The Last Frontier. 11 days, 3600 miles, 1 unfortunate deer encounter, and 1 truck repair later, they finally made it, but that was only half the journey. Now they have to find the perfect place, with the shortest commute, in a very limited time. Certainly not for the faint of heart, and the Wacker's are more than up for the challenge.
Aviators Chris McKnight & Rebecca Brown are trading their Rocky Mountain high for the elevations of Denali and the Alaskan Range. Their aspirations came with a friendly caveat, in lieu of an engagement ring, Rebecca had to have a hanger home complete with what else? A plane. And although Chris is all in, his wings are clipped by the fact that his job as a rescue pilot demands close proximity to the local AFB. Will their perfect hanger be a major hang-up?
Life is the adventure that you make it, and for Gale Forrest, her new life in Alaska began by losing 150 pounds, getting a dog and making the long journey to the Last Frontier. While engaging in a more active lifestyle, Gail must also find a place that is as exciting as her new surroundings. Adventure awaits her as she embarks on her new life in Alaska.
The Betts family leaves the Nevada desert in the dust as they begin a new chapter in Alaska. Derek wants a place that's up close and personal with nature, but Sherrie is absolutely terrified of bears. She has serious concerns about keeping wildlife at bay, as she seeks to keep her family safe. Can they find a home they both agree on, and start Living Alaska?
Megan and Mike Hajworonsky love the outdoors and all the adventure that nature brings. Mike wants to be able to hunt from their backyard, and a shop to store and work on his Alaskan toys. Megan wants to feel secluded, but still have a reasonable commute to work. The mission for this awesome military family? Find a home that fits all their wants and needs so they can get settled and get outside!
A couple wants nothing more than to raise their kids -- and maybe some chickens -- in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Sick of living in a cramped RV, a young family is beyond ready to find a spacious home in Wasilla, Alaska.
This Chicago girl and Texas boy have been in a long-distance relationship the entire time they've been dating. Sick of living apart in the lower 48, Jenny Zeszutko and Kris Harrison are packing their bags and setting their sights on the Last Frontier to start a new life together. You can take the girl out of the city, but can Alaska take the city out of the girl?
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