It was a normal Wednesday night at our north-Anchorage Costco.

As I rolled my cart through massive shelves stacked with kayaks and multivitamins, I made a remarkable discovery. As I listened, I heard what seemed like every tribe, every language and every nation of the world represented right there in Costco.

The world had arrived!

Native Alaskan







Middle Eastern

Eastern European

Who else?


Our town is the second most diverse city in the US, boasting 3 of the top 5 most diverse high schools and 19 of the 20 most diverse middle schools in America.

By the way, I had started my day with breakfast at The International House of Pancakes, where I’d eaten with a new friend from Switzerland and our waitress sure had a strong British accent…


Published by Arctic Travelogue

We are Southerns by birth, but spent the last 12 years living and working in Alaska with SEND North. We've now relocated to the Lower 48 to continue our ministry. Join us here as we explore what it means to have an expanded worldview, and find some opportunities to become involved!

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