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Springtime in Alaska means longer days and warmer weather, especialy this year. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Spending a Kid-Friendly Spring Break in Alaska

For once, the concept of ‘spring break’ in Alaska might actually match with the dates provided by school districts. Kids will be released to fly to Hawaii, Arizona, or other warm, fuzzy places next week, except for those of us staying here. But staying here means a full list of kid-friendly fun without spending a […]

Keeping kids warm, dry, and happy has a lot to do with quality base layers like Icebreaker. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Icebreaker Merino: Comfort and style for the entire family

For many people, wool represents the fabric they love to hate, depending upon their experience wearing it. Like me, perhaps they spent childhoods clad in itchy sweaters or marbled gray mittens that stunk to high heaven after a few handfuls of snow. We don’t want to dislike wool, especially when we understand its capabilities to keep […]

Fur Rondy

Fur Rendezvous Family Fun: Saturday

You can tell Fur Rendezvous is here when the ferris wheel and swings show up on the Anchorage skyline. Alaska’s largest winter festival kicks off tonight in downtown Anchorage, and even with a lack of snow, enthusiasm is high. For most families, “Fur Rondy” represents the best of an Alaska winter, and with 80 years […]

Anchorage was a small but busy place in 1915. Lots of tents made up the first homes. Alaska Pacific University photo archives.

Anchorage Centennial Kids: Life in 1915

  The annual Fur Rendezvous festival begins this weekend, and like many other Anchorage residents, we’re working on costumes for our favorite event, the Frostbite Footrace. 2015 marks the centennial year for Anchorage, a former tent city initially developed as the site of a railroad down on lazy Ship Creek. Now Alaska’s largest city and […]

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