Skiing Alaska is Fun With Eaglecrest Snowsports School

On October 22, 2014, in Alaskan Winter Fun, by Erin Kirkland

(A happily-sponsored post to benefit the good folks at Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau, Alaska) One of my first jobs in college required physical fitness, endless patience, and a penchant for knowing the lastest pop songs. I was a youth instructor at a small ski area 45 minutes east of Seattle; I had grown up […]

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Alaska Snow Play: Three great places to enjoy our signature weather pattern

On October 20, 2014, in Alaskan Winter Fun, by Erin Kirkland

It’s SNOWING today! Cue up the holiday tunes and break out the boots, Alaska parents, because the event your children have been waiting for has arrived. AK Fam has woken to many a snowy morning since our arrival nearly 10 years ago, but there is nothing, nothing like the first snowfall of the season. Alaskans […]

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 […]

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