Juneau for Free! (nearly)

On July 25, 2014, in Southeast Alaska, by Erin Kirkland

Note: It’s great when I find other Alaska parents to chime in about their favorite kid-friendly activities. This week we’re hearing from Juneau resident Steve Sue Wing, a dad-blogger of two awesome little boys. Steve has some ideas for seeing Alaska’s capital city on the cheap, and we agree with him that it doesn’t take [...]

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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 [...]

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