Some of our Favorite Places…

Many have asked for a copy of the AKontheGO List of Fav Places distributed at last weekend’s Eagle River Nature Center Class. Rather than create another thing to download, I just copied/pasted it for your reading enjoyment. Remember that this is a list of suggestions; it is your responsibility to check ever-changing conditions and evaluate your family’s […]

A New Year Brings More Alaskan Winter Fun

With the frenzied holiday event calendar behind us, most Alaskans are now settled into the serious business of having fun. From now until the snow makes its final descent, the question of whether or not visiting families can find activities becomes moot. The real point to ponder is which to choose, first. January through March […]

All Clammed Up

At least it wasn’t raining. That’s how we characterized our early a.m. start for a morning of digging bivalves at little hidey-hole Whiskey Gulch. Really, the place should be be called “Whiskey Gulp”, for the dirt road leading down to the beach some 20 miles north of Homer, is steep, deep, and on a bad […]

Going Cosmic, Going to Homer

AKontheGO Fam is ready; the family truckster is boxed, biked, and bundled, Kid has added one or two last toys to his backpack, Dad has had enough coffee, and we’re rolling down to Homer. Almost. Finally, a bona fide vacation with little agenda beyond lounging on the deck or in the living room of a […]

Seashore, Seashells, Seascape: Homer Has it All

Of all the excursions we have taken since moving to Alaska, Homer ranks at the very tippy top for family fun. Ocean breezes, lapping waves, screeching birds, and some of the best fishing the state has to offer. Located at the end of the Sterling Highway about 225 miles south of Anchorage, on the Kenai […]