Alaska Railroad and March Mid-Week Special *NEW*

Happy Wednesday. As in mid-week, hump day, all downhill to the weekend from here-day. The perfect day, in fact, to shout about the Alaska Railroad’s announcement of a NEW, middle of the week departure between Anchorage and Fairbanks, scheduled to go ahead in March. It’s special, all right. Typically the Alaska Railroad’s Aurora Winter Train […]

Alaska Road Trip Tips

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” ~Yogi Berra The concept of a family vacation a’la vehicle is time-honored and extremely popular tradition in Alaska. Particularly attractive to those who want to see as much of “real Alaska” as possible, on their own time, a 49th state road trip means loose […]

Alaska Railroad’s Goldstar Service Worth Every Copper Penny

“Listen to the jingle, the rumble and the roar; as she glides along the woodlands; through the hills and by the shore….” – Wabash Cannonball, Roy Acuff Tentative sunlight streamed through cottonwood trees as the blue and gold train tugged nine cars of people and baggage south. A blast of the engine’s horn startled a […]

AKontheGO’s Top Trips of 2010

You’ve been waiting and waiting for AK Fam to come up with our favorite places of 2010, I just know it. Thank you for your patience; the process has been complex, detailed, and involved serious discussion around the dinner table. It’s not easy deciphering a six year-old’s manner of deduction, after all, but we are […]

Whistle Stop to Paradise: Chugach via Alaska Railroad

There are trips to take in Alaska and then there are trips. AkontheGO Fam spent last Friday nestled in the beauty of the Last Frontier thanks to a unique and incredibly wise partnership between the Alaska Railroad and the U.S. Forest Service. With an appropriate theme of “Ride the Rail and Hit the Trail”, the […]

Great Alaskan Holidays Partnership Adds Value to Alaska Family Travel

by Erin Kirkland In an effort to further promote Alaska family travel and opportunities for cultural, historical, and recreational discovery anywhere in the Last Frontier, it is my pleasure to announce a new partnership between Great Alaskan Holidays and AKontheGO.  In 2016, our family embarked upon a fantastic adventure with Great Alaskan Holidays, driving a […]

Driving the Seward Highway This Fall

Alaska autumns are lingering, longer. While Alaskans wait for the first snowfall and an entirely new set of family-fun activities, September and October have become fantastic months for road-tripping the 49th state’s major highways. Like the Seward Highway between Anchorage and Seward, a 2.5-hour drive.  All of a sudden, Alaska has fall. Not just one […]

KTVA 11 Daybreak Family Fun – September Edition

Travel Tuesday was full of Alaska family fun this week with KTVA 11 Daybreak. From gardens to road trips, AKontheGO’s monthly appearance on Channel 11 was, as usual, lots of fun. You can catch the entire segment HERE. Highlights for September in Alaska?  Kaleidoscape Play Studio has REOPENED! This indoor play space, located in the […]

AAA Alaska Offers Peace of Mind for Families

Sponsored post on behalf of AKontheGO sponsor AAA Alaska  Every August, after my son returns to school, my husband and I haul out everything from the cars and take stock of our road trip safety inventory. Flares, check. Extra food, water, and a sleeping bag? Roger. AAA Alaska card? Double check that. With a short […]

Hooking Kids on the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

This article originally appeared in the Tuesday, May 3 issue of the Alaska Dispatch News.  When I first approached my family about driving to the small town of Homer to attend a birding festival, I received a look of incredulous trepidation followed by a solid minute of silence. “Birds?” my son asked. “Why can’t we […]