Alaska Botanical Garden Hosts Harvest Day

If there is one thing AK Fam is appreciating about this month, it’s the lovely weather that just keeps on appearing. Not only are the colors gorgeous, but so are the daytime temperatures and lack of pouring rain that usually has us hunkered down in front of the woodstove by now. My weather radar says […]

Make Tracks to the Alaska Zoo

We’re taking advantage of the fabulous autumn weather in Alaska thus far. Yesterday AK Kid and I decided to take a field trip to the Alaska Zoo on O’Malley Road, the place in town to capture a glimpse of just about every cold-weather creature on this Good Earth. With sunny skies and glorious yellow leaves […]

Twice the Bouncin’ Fun in Anchorage

Happy Monday, AKontheGoer’s! We celebrated our first full week of preschool with an afternoon of bouncing within the newest Bouncin’ Bears facility, located at 901 E. Dimond Boulevard. We at AK Fam always go on Mondays; owner Steve Simpson has his $5 Monday at each of the two Anchorage sites, and for us, this is […]

Fun Friday Goes to Whittier

We’re actually going to Whittier Saturday, but what the hey, Fun Friday it is, and on Fun Fridays we talk about upcoming events and happenings around Alaska. This week is the long-awaited Whittier Chamber of Commerce Small Fry Salmon Derby, at which your own small fry can try their hand at fishing like the big […]

Alaska Native Heritage Center: Kids Finally Have Their Space…

Been to the Alaska Native Heritage Center lately? The lovely facility and grounds, located at the North end of Muldoon Road near Bartlett High School treated me to a look-see at their new art space dedicated to visitors of the pint-sized variety. David Farve, Marketing Director for the center and himself a parent of small […]

Anchorage Museum Presents Events and New Exhibits

The folks at the Anchorage Museum are going full-speed ahead with new exhibits to tempt kids of all ages this Fall. Sarah Henning, Public Relations Coordinator for the newly-renovated, top-of-the-line facility sent me a press release announcing the two newest exhibits; “Science in Toyland” and “Artists at Play”, both of which open Saturday, September 19. […]

Fun Friday and Early Autumn Fun; it’s all here…

Attention parents of children who are either itching to get back to school or lamenting the fact that they are already there; it’s the beginning of an Alaskan autumn and time to find some new stuff to do. This weekend actually is a long one; we could call it a weekend of Fun Fridays. Here’s […]

Holland America Cruising: What We’ll Do Next Time

AK Fam has been inundated by questions from people who want to know about our trip on the Southbound Inside Passage cruise via the Holland America ship, Veendam. While previous posts have glorified the scenery, the food, and the activities, the nuts and bolts of our seven days in heaven deserve their own blog post. […]

Holland America’s Inside Passage, Day Three

Okay, AKontheGO readers, we are going back in time a bit so you can fully experience the fun and frolic of our Inside Passage tour on Holland America. While we are currently off the Veendam and reclining in lovely Port Angeles, Washington, I will keep posting as if we were still on board. ‘Cause it’s […]

Holland America Day Two, College Fjord

Day 2 6:15 a.m. Abraham Lincoln’s head just floated by, accompanied by what looked like a bicycle. We’re cruising up College Fjords, sliding smoothly through one of the most gorgeous spots on the planet, even by this Alaskan’s standards. AK Dad and I are taking turns going up on deck to ogle and take pictures […]

Holland America: Day One, Embarkation

AK Fam is still in denial that we are actually aboard our ship and cruising at this very moment through Resurrection Bay from Seward, Alaska. It is after 9:30 p.m. and we are exhausted, AK Kid in particular, after such a frenetic day of travel from our home in Anchorage. Most passengers arrived in Seward […]