Alaska Restaurants Worth Visiting: Diversity reigns, here

On October 16, 2014, in Restaurants, by Erin Kirkland

Alaska restaurants are often a mishmash of several genres; heck, I just saw the sign for a new establishment opening in Anchorage that offers “Chinese and Mexican” cuisine. Whoa. Stop me right there. Truly, Alaska loves comfortable food, be it pho or burritos or barbequed beef, restaurants serving warm, zesty, and familiar dishes often win […]

Five Destinations for Cozy Fun This Fall: Alaska’s cabins and lodges are a hit with families

On October 13, 2014, in Good Deals, Hotels, by Erin Kirkland

Here we are, twiddling our fingers and toes, waiting, and watching. This is the time of year many Alaskans consider frustrating, for the snow remains elusive on all but the highest peaks, and a loss of five or six minutes of daylight every 24 hours means dark conditions for after-school or work activities. It’s not […]

National Geographic Live! Plan to attend the Anchorage Speaker Series in 2014-15

On October 8, 2014, in Big Kid, Festivals and Events, by Erin Kirkland

As a thoughtful, often-pensive kid, perhaps it was not odd to find me at evening presentations or concerts with my parents. I liked to find the meaningful in the ordinary, and there was something exciting about staying up late, listening to someone introduce me to a new idea or experience. Naturally, then, I jumped at […]

Traveling Alaska With Tweens: We’re almost there

On October 7, 2014, in Big Kid, Logistics With Kids, by Erin Kirkland

In two weeks, AKontheGO will be entering a new phase of Alaska family travel. A journey that started with a wiggling bundle of toddler energy has now transitioned onto a different path, albeit a very exciting one, with enough twists, peaks, and valleys to both energize and frustrate us. It’s time to travel with a […]

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