Hi. My name is Scott McMurren. I’ve published the Alaska Travelgram each week since 1999. It’s a fun project–all about travel around the state…and around the world. I’m an Alaska travel expert, with 30 years’ experience in the travel business–primarily in Anchorage. I’ve lived here for 39 years with my wife, our kids and our dog, Roo. We love Alaska. Oh–the picture to the right includes our two lovely dogs, Tanya and Penny. Both of them died last year–within four months. They were both 14 years old…and I like to think we were kind to them. We took them for walks…they slept on the couch…they loved us and we loved them. I pray they rest in peace. Roo (the little “min-pin” in the middle) now is the Queen Bee. She learned a lot from Tanya and Penny…as did we all. She misses them…and we do, too. Y’know…dogs are important. Ahem.