Ken Ilgunas

Biography

Ken Ilgunas (1983-) was born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in Niagara Falls, NY. He's worked as an elementary school tutor, an Alaskan tour guide, and a backcountry ranger at the Gates of the Arctic National Park. He's hitchhiked 10,000 miles across North America, canoed across Ontario, Canada in a birch bark canoe, and hiked the length of the controversial 1,700-mile Keystone XL Pipeline. For two years, he lived in his van at Duke University so he could receive his graduate degree in liberal studies debt-free. Ilgunas currently lives on a farm in Stokes County, North Carolina.

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Books

A Walk Across Suburbia: One Man's Journey Through His Neighborhood
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Why go to the farthest reaches of the earth to explore when you can do so in your own backyard? Author and adventurer Ken Ilgunas sets out on a bizarre journey to explore his boyhood suburb anew.
The McCandless Mecca: A Pilgrimage To The Magic Bus Of The Stampede Trail
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,640. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A story of a young man's excursion into the Alaskan wilderness to find the "Magic Bus" of the Stampede Trail--the bus in which Chris McCandless of "Into the WIld" lived and died.

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