There’s Gold (and a lot more) at Nome’s AKAU Resort

“North — to Alaska. Go North, the rush is on.” ~ Johnny Horton, “North to Alaska,” 1960 The great Gold Rush of Nome, Alaska ran from about 1899 – 1909, when thousands of people steamed their way to Norton Sound on the Seward Peninsula and staked their claims — when they could. Word of nuggets and […]

Beluga Cabin at Bird Creek a Perfect Fall Destination

The birch forest around the Alaska State Parks’ Beluga Cabin rang with shouts and laughter last Saturday as the second Family Adventure Day kicked off in fine style. A project between AKontheGO and State Parks, the event is one of several designed to give parents and kids a heads up into seasonal family fun available […]

Vacation or Necessity? Family travel matters, either way

It’s been a strange summer of firsts and lasts, of accomplishment and utter exhaustion, which is why I’m only getting to this story now, at the end of August. AK Kid – who recently announced he doesn’t want me to call him that anymore – graduated 8th grade in May and promptly jetted off to […]

Pursuit Alaska Collection Event Celebrates Artist Rockwell Kent

Pursuit Alaska Collection is offering a weekend of events to commemorate 100 years since artist Rockwell Kent landed on Fox Island near Seward. Images courtesy Kenai Fjords Tours unless otherwise specified. ~ Sponsored content When Rockwell Kent II (1882-1971) arrived in Alaska aboard the steamship Admiral Farragut in August of 1918, he came with a […]

Fishing Alaska: 2019 is still hot for families

Historically, my fishing activities have looked something like this: Sit on dock (or launch canoe), set up fishing pole, bait hook, toss line, put feet up, wait. Catching? Sometimes.  I didn’t grow up slaying salmon with dipnets, or hang around creeks waiting for a pink to strike the spinner, and maybe the sort of excitement […]

Alaska’s First Via Ferrata Opens at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountain Lodge goes the extra mile with the addition of the state’s only via ferrata climbing route, and we were there to experience it last week. ~EK  A relentless sun warmed the back of my neck as I worked carabiners along a stiff steel cable anchored into a stories-high slab of rock. Looking […]

Alaska Flightseeing With Rust’s Flying Service

The tagline of Rust’s Flying Service is “Make it epic.”   Soaring over some of the most pristine landscapes on the planet, keeping an eye out for moose or bears, or transiting between fishing camps or remote lodges, all while bundled in a small plane. THAT’S epic. And that’s Rust’s.  Serving Alaska for more than 50 […]

Let Kühl Top Your Alaska Packing List

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Kühl clothing company.* I just returned from the Anchorage airport, where I witnessed the annual crush of summer tourists fighting their way around the gate areas and baggage claims, retrieving enormous suitcases and duffels and generally becoming hot and sweaty in the process. It’s been hotter […]

Big Delta State Historical Park – for a day or overnight

Don’t overlook Big Delta State Historical Park along the Richardson Highway. It’s a great option for families looking for a road-system adventure with a dose of cool Alaska history.  A (usually) wonderful occupational hazard of travel writer life is setting out to explore Alaska’s lesser-known sights. I’ve just returned from a four-night journey to do […]

Slam’n Salm’n Fishing Derby Hosts Kids Day

Anchorage’s largest salmon derby, the Slam’n Salm’n King Derby, is scheduled for June 14-23 on the banks of Ship Creek. Anglers will have the opportunity to cast a line to help others, while also fishing for a chance to win exciting prizes. Fishing kids (and the grownups who love them): Saturday, June 15 is the […]

Meet Get Lost Travel Vans For a New Way to RV Alaska

AKontheGO spent a recent spring weekend enjoying seamless camping with Get Lost Travel Vans, based in Anchorage, Alaska.  Seeing Alaska by automobile has long been a popular way to transit among the few highways and byways we have in the Last Frontier, especially for those with an independent streak, loose schedule, or both. There’s something […]