Just Me and the Kleenex Box

Suffering through snot. That’s been AK Fam’s mantra since last spring, when AK Kid began sneezing and blowing and becoming a child known more for his ability to use up a box of tissue in a week. Subsequent allergy testing revealed two culprits well-known to his parents (poor child, family history played a large part […]

Why It’s Called “Leave”

AK Dad arrived home the other day all in a dither waving a paper around like a flag at a European soccer tournament. “I did it!” he yelled excitedly. “Did what, darling?” I asked innocently, staring at the obviously governmental form. “Got all my leave approved for 2011, and guess what? It’s the most leave […]

A ‘Must-Have’ List for Wildlife Cruises in Alaska

AK Fam woke up this morning to glorious sunshine and cool autumn temperatures; just right for getting out on the water and enjoying one of the last wildlife cruises offered by Stan Stephens Cruises  in Valdez. Stuffing the daypack reminded me that perhaps others may be interested in knowing our secret fora  busy, happy AK […]

This Summer, “Show Up For Alaska”

The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is asking locals to “Show Up for Alaska” by getting out and exploring with tourism businesses this summer.    ShowUpForAlaska.com launches today with travel advice, inspiration and itineraries for safely exploring the state’s wide-open spaces and small towns, whether by car, train, ferry or plane.   With sponsorship from Alaska Airlines, Alaska […]

Play Every Day (But Hunker Down), Alaska

This Alaska family is glad to be back home after a quiet yet stressful journey from Colorado on Saturday. Now that we’re here, and settling in for a 14-day quarantine that hopefully won’t result in anyone getting sick, I can focus on what’s going on in the Last Frontier; and the incredible efforts of statewide […]

Alaska On the Go Show – Celebrate #VanLife

Alaska On the Go Show #4 celebrated all things van life last week!  Sorry for the delay in posting our show notes — I’ve been running like a mad woman since February began, and life shows no signs of stopping.  The month began with a trip to Denver for the annual Outdoor Retailer Show and […]

You Are Here: What to do in Anchorage this winter

Howdy, dedicated AKontheGO’ers, it’s nice to be back at the keyboard after a busy fall of trips and their planning. I went to Juneau for the Alaska Travel Industry Association Convention, then jetted to Las Vegas to represent my AK writing cohorts for the annual Alaska Media Road Show. And, everywhere in between, I schlepped […]

Alaska Marine Highway System, 2019 Version

(Sections of this post are taken from Alaska On the Go: Exploring the Alaska Marine Highway System with Children, by Erin Kirkland)  “What a beautiful sight that was. We could take our car, or walk on board, and GO SOMEWHERE! Our highway had arrived!” ~ Betty J. Marksheffel, describing her first view of the ferry […]