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Road Trip Planning With Great Alaskan Holidays

[A sponsored post on behalf of Great Alaskan Holidays, based in Anchorage] The first few lines of my book say it all: “Let’s be honest. Preparing for a trip across town with children can sometimes be difficult, never mind planning a vacation to a state twice the size of Texas. With almost 587,000 square miles […]

Hikers descend the trail after climbing Crow Pass' summit. [image courtesy Emily Helland]

Crossing Southcentral Alaska’s Crow Pass

AKontheGO correspondent Mariah Brashar recently hiked the Crow Pass Trail with her mom. If you’ve not had the opportunity to travel this historic trail, Mariah’s post provides a click-by-click description of the experience.  Crow Pass National Historic Trail — have you heard of it? I hadn’t, despite my status as a lifelong Alaskan, until just […]

I can't break this phone, even when I leave it on top of the car. Ahem. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

*NEWS* AK Mom can’t break the Kyocera DuraForce

[sponsored by AT&T and Kyocera DuraForce] Why is this news? Why should you care? Simply put, AKontheGOers, if AK Mom (me) keeps dropping phones into tidepools, off rocky cliffs, or from too-loose pockets of backpacks, YOU won’t receive the most timely, important, breaking news about family travel in Alaska. So there’s that. Earlier this year, […]

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Three options for Alaska small-ship cruising

“Unbelievably beautiful!” “We never thought we’d be so close to wildlife!” “I can’t wait to go again!” One of the best parts about my job is listening to the comments of people returning from their Alaska vacations. Even better are exclamations of joy from people who have just disembarked from a small-ship cruising experience. Cruising […]

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