For those following closely the saga of Alaska On the Go: Exploring the 49th state with children, you will know that barely seven months after its release, the book is still hopping off store shelves around the country. This makes me feel pretty good, so good that in a fit of memory loss not unlike that of childbirth, I decided to construct a pitch for another book. Back and forth I went, hemming and hawing about the content and focus, but ultimately decided on this: Alaska On the Go: Exploring the Marine Highway with children.
Acquisitions Editor and I met up in Fairbanks, I pushed the proposal across his desk, he said “Cool!” and we went out for a beer at HooDoo Brewing Company. Rock ’em, sock ’em, AK Mom. (I must clarify here that AE did need to receive board approval, and did, so the book is indeed going to be a reality, lest you think I was simply trying to worm my way into a contract via a glass of stout.)
Convenient that I had an upcoming business trip South to the Alaska Media Road Show in Santa Barbara, and even more convenient that a meeting in Seattle was not as long as initially thought. Better? I had a free day, and Bellingham called me with its funky, artsy, foodie siren song, and I went.
Last summer AK Fam traveled between Juneau and Bellingham on the Alaska Marine Highway in anticipation of hopefully writing this second book. Many of you wrote to say you couldn’t wait to book a trip with your own family, and now that Alaska On the Go Part Deux is a reality, I can’t wait to show you more.
Below are a few photos from the stormy, sunny, windy, and colorful day spent on my own, poking around at the hotels, campgrounds, and logistics of Alaska Marine Highway travel with children. This is an Alaska On the Go you’ll love. Look for a release date in April, 2016.