Time for Un-Cruise Adventures: Kids in Nature and AKontheGO team up again

On July 18, 2014, in cruising alaska, by Erin Kirkland

My living room floor is littered with craft supplies, rain gear, and the dark blue uniforms of Un-Cruise Adventures. It’s time for my annual trek to Southeast Alaska and another session aboard my favorite small ship cruise line. Un-Cruise Adventures, with sailings in Alaska, Hawai’i, Baja California, and Washington, strives to be a different experience [...]

AK Mom’s Annual Zen at Hallo Bay Wilderness Camp

On July 13, 2014, in Alaska Wildlife Experiences, Big Adventures, by Erin Kirkland

It is, perhaps, a great irony that someplace so full of raw, untouched wildness, life, and death could be the very setting bringing me the most peace. I’m never really sure whether the intense bursts of adrenaline and miles of hiking are the reason behind my serene smile of utter contentment, or if it’s simply [...]

Alaska Weather: Sometimes it’s a waiting game

On July 11, 2014, in Alaska Wildlife Experiences, Big Adventures, Health and Safety, by Erin Kirkland

It’s hard for many Alaska visitors to wrap their heads around summer in the 49th state. While their home state may be sweltering in a heat wave of epic proportions, Alaskans might be wishing for sunshine and temperatures above 55F. Or not. Alaska weather is both unpredictable and beautiful, and should in no way interfere [...]

Alaskan Earth Mamas: Soft and sweet bug dope

On July 8, 2014, in Health and Safety, by Erin Kirkland

Ditch the DEET this summer for a kinder, gentler way of repelling insects, thanks to Alaskan Earth Mamas. AK Fam has lived up north long enough to know that biting bugs can make an outdoor experience miserable for kids, especially the little ones. But oh, my, those chemicals! I can’t even pronounce the stuff in [...]

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