‘Limpy’ Teaches Kids an Important Lesson in Alaska’s Bear Country: New book!

On August 29, 2014, in Alaska Books, Alaska Wildlife Experiences, by Erin Kirkland

When Daniel Bunker told me he wrote a book for kids about a bear, I said “Cool! Be sure to let me read it.” Then in the swirl of activity surrounding my own book release, the story of ‘Limpy Chesterton’ slipped my mind; until last week, when Bunker sent two copies my way. Bunker, a [...]

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Cruising Alaska: Create a custom family vacation with Babkin Charters

On August 26, 2014, in Big Adventures, cruising alaska, by Erin Kirkland

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in nearly 10 years of residence in Alaska, it’s never to underestimate the vastness of her shorelines. Boasting nearly 48,000 miles of rocky, sandy, or muddy beach land, Alaska’s waterways still remain largely unpopulated and undiscovered by the average visitor. Cruising Alaska is still the most popular way to [...]

Denali National Park Road Lottery: We’re last-minute winners (sort of)

On August 22, 2014, in Alaska Wildlife Experiences, Denali National Park, by Erin Kirkland

I receive a lot of fabulous messages from AKontheGO readers, but the one that cycled through the Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon had AK Fam hollering with excitement. “We won the Denali National Park Road Lottery, but have to make an unexpected trip abroad, unfortunately. Do you know anyone who might want it? Do YOU [...]

Alaska State Fair is ‘Good Time Fun’ in 2014

On August 20, 2014, in Festivals and Events, by Erin Kirkland

We know when it’s time for the fair, around here. The rhubarb leaves are big enough to sleep under, my car windows fog up in the morning on the way to school, and I only need to cut the grass once a week. Yep, it’s time. The 2014 Alaska State Fairbegins tomorrow, and as always, [...]

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