Homelessness

Local nature photographer Travis Burke picks Alaska homeless charity for van giveaway

Local nature photographer Travis Burke picks Alaska homeless charity for van giveaway

Four years and 160,000 miles after Oceanside native Travis Burke turned his grandma’s 20-year-old camper van into his now-famous mobile adventure photography studio, the van is heading to Alaska.

As the result of his Ultimate Storyteller contest that drew more than 1,000 entries nationwide, Burke chose Mikey Huff of Anchorage, Alaska, as the next owner of the slate-colored van known as “Betty the Grey Wolf.” Huff — who, like Burke, plans to live full-time in the van — runs the Wool Sock Project, which documents the stories of...

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