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Alaska on the go, Exploring the 49th state with children ISBN 978-1-60223-221-1Get a copy of Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children to help you plan your trip, or as a gift for friends and family.

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The Kantishna Wilderness Trails Bus Tour gives kids 6-12 a FREE ride with their parents. Image courtesy Kantishna Wilderness Trails

Alaska Back-to-School Travel Wins

Back-to-school in Alaska means several things to 49th state families: Days are getting shorter Weather is growing cooler Travel is easier Wait, did I just say “easier”? Indeed. Easier because the nearly two million visitors have made their way home and the resulting lack of crowds is pleasing to those who struggle to take advantage […]

Happy rafters ready to hit the Placer. Danielle Benson/AKontheGO

Chugach Adventures Brings Kids a Wild Ride on the Placer

by Danielle Benson While Alaska is an ultimate family vacation destination, it is also ideal for resident families looking for a limitless supply of staycation ideas. My “AK To-Do List” is always growing, and I’m confident I’ll never get to see and do everything, but not for lack of trying. This summer the nuggets and […]

Look what I found in the OR Show Camp Zone! Now, who will buy this for me?

Outdoor Retailer, Meet Alaska On the Go

August began a few thousand miles south of Alaska at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. What is OR, as it is affectionately known? It’s 679,000 square feet of brands related to the outdoors. From head to toe, and all the fun stuff in between, OR is a gearhead’s gear […]

K2 Aviation provides transportation to and from the Mountain House via Ruth Glacier. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Sheldon Mountain House Affords More Than Views

*This article originally appeared in the Alaska Dispatch News Parents sometimes leave unexpected memories with their children, and one of Robert Sheldon’s earliest recollections involves a Piper Super Cub and the smell of aviation fuel. “It’s such a vivid memory, sitting on the lap of my father on the village airstrip in Talkeetna on a […]

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