I Need (Travel) Therapy Ep 24 – Next Stop: Travel Therapy in Alaska – Heidi Pappert MS, CCC-SLP

November 2, 2020

In this edition of “Next Stop,” we welcome a special guest, Heidi Pappert MS, CCC-SLP, to share her experiences while on assignment in Alaska. Reflecting on her own first adventure to the last frontier, Heidi discusses everything that future travelers need to know before heading up north—things like transportation, meeting new people, finding housing, and more.


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We Discuss

  • Introduction to Heidi and her background as an SLP (00:40);
  • Heidi’s initial draw to Alaska as a travel therapy destination (5:50);
  • Getting to and around Alaska (11:26);
  • Meeting people and making friends in Alaska (21:41);
  • Alaska packing essentials (27:35);
  • The extremes of Alaska weather (30:15);
  • Finding housing in Alaska (36:28);
  • Heidi’s favorite stories from Alaska (41:02);
  • Can’t miss Alaskan cuisine (47:20);
  • Parting advice for future Alaska travelers (52:08);

Discover More of Alaska

Housing Help

  • For travelers looking to keep things minimalistic, Furnished Finder is a great service for furnished home and apartment rentals during your assignment.
  • The suburbs in Anchorage are an ideal location to rent, especially for solo travelers.

Keys for Getting Around

An Abundance of Outdoor Activities

Can’t Miss Local Flavor


About Heidi Pappert MS, CCC-SLP

Heidi is an avid adventurer and traveling has become her lifestyle. She is currently in her fourth contract with Advanced Medical (AMN) as a Speech-Language Pathologist and is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Her top must-see places include Alaska, Italy, and Japan. One of her favorite trips included traveling across Canada and the United States visiting National Parks with her Alaskan Malamute, Akela. With a furry companion, you will never be short of an adventure! In her spare time, Heidi likes to continue to plan trips and explore local whereabouts. Some of the best views can be found in your own backyard! She is very excited about this coming year and the adventures still to be had.

As Dr. Seuss so wisely said, “Oh the places you’ll go!”

Follow Heidi’s travel adventures on Instagram!

About the Show

Produced by Jonathan Cary

Music and Editing by Aidan Dykes

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