Knowing Alaska’s Geography Helps When Planning a Family Vacation in the 49th State

On April 23, 2014, in General Travel Info, Logistics With Kids, by Erin Kirkland

See this map? It floated around social media outlets for quite a while, and always makes me laugh. Alaska is big, really, really big, and after decades of inadequacy, finally someone got it right. As I’ve been making the rounds of local bookstores and community organizations these past few weeks, plugging sales for Alaska On [...]


Disneynature’s BEARS movie: My “official” review

On April 21, 2014, in Alaska Wildlife Experiences, by Erin Kirkland

Good Monday morning, AKontheGO’ers! I’ve returned from a busy weekend in Homer, Alaska, where Disneynature’s BEARS movie took a Hollywood-style center stage. After a select few hundred Homerites and guests were among the privileged to view a special screening of BEARS  on Thursday night, many parents have asked for a review of the film’s appropriateness [...]

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Go the *bleep* to Sleep: Bedtime in Alaska

On April 16, 2014, in Health and Safety, by Erin Kirkland

It’s the season all Alaska parents alternately pine for and approach with bated breath. Spring has arrived, bringing warmer temperatures, soccer balls, bikes, trips to the playground, and one more thing: DAYLIGHT. Alaska loves light. Imagine six months of the year (or longer, depending upon your geographic location) during which time you wake up, go [...]

Disneynature BEARS: “Somewhere incredible”

On April 14, 2014, in Alaska Wildlife Experiences, Big Adventures, by Erin Kirkland

After two summers of on-scene filming and thousands of hours spent wading through footage, Disneynature’s BEARS is set to open this week on Earth Day. In just over 70 minutes, moviegoers will be able to capture an intimate view of three Alaskan coastal brown bears making their way in an often unpredictable and unreliable world [...]

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