Anchorage Alaska: Fun Friday Listing

Whooeee, how the heck did it get to be Friday already? More than that, how the heck did it get to be the middle of August, when most kids in Anchorage are fretting and fussing over the fact that school begins next week? Yikes, we’d better get out and about while we still can. Lucky […]

Alyeska Resort: “Pure Alaska” for Late Summer Fun

Oh boy, I almost had to turn the heat on this morning. Not quite, but almost. Temperatures are falling lower and lower at night, so now’s the time to enjoy late summer excitement at one of AKontheGO’s favorite day-tripping spots. Especially now. Alyeska Resort, a skiing mecca for schussers and shredders from Anchorage and a […]

A Ton of Fun in Anchorage This Weekend

Whoohoo, school is almost starting, so it’s a must-get-out weekend for most families in Anchorage. A whole bunch is going on and you don’t want to miss a minute. Pack ’em up, move ’em out! Tomorrow, Friday, is the Anchorage Park Foundation’s Youth in Parks (YEP) family festival at Cuddy Midtown park. The fun starts […]

High Alpine Summer at Anchorage’s Arctic Valley

A mere 10 miles from the heart of downtown Anchorage brings one to a location so beautiful even the locals describe it as a “favorite”. All we need is Julie Andrews and her guitar. Arctic Valley is the pristine gateway to much of the Chugach Range’s high alpine hiking, with narrow trails winding among the […]

Eklutna is More Than Just a Lake

Hey everybody, the rain has finally stopped and the sun is back out (sort of). Time to head outside this weekend and see some more of the best in Native Alaskan history. While many visitors to Alaska make a trip to see the Alaska Native Heritage Center at the end of Muldoon road in East […]

Homer Wrap-Up

AK Fam has returned from our ten-day excuse for sleeping in and eating too much, and while the sand still clings to everything we own, we have settled back into the daily grind once more. Our last two days in Homer-Land were full with the arrival of friends from Anchorage, severely curtailing any blogging ability […]

All Clammed Up

At least it wasn’t raining. That’s how we characterized our early a.m. start for a morning of digging bivalves at little hidey-hole Whiskey Gulch. Really, the place should be be called “Whiskey Gulp”, for the dirt road leading down to the beach some 20 miles north of Homer, is steep, deep, and on a bad […]

Stormy Weather Fun

The whoosh of wind and rain hitting against our cabin in the middle of the night gave us a pretty good indication of what sort of day we could anticipate today. And how. An uncharacteristically rainy, windy July day today found us scrambling for fleece and the guide book as we wondered how to fill […]

Are We There, Yet?

Has the AKontheGO Fam slept in enough hours, eaten enough good food, and explored enough sandy shoreline to have reached vacation nirvana? In the shy 48 hours since our arrival in Homer on the Kenai Peninsula, the AK Crew, I can safely say, is feeling little in the way of tension. Our cozy little cottage […]

Going Cosmic, Going to Homer

AKontheGO Fam is ready; the family truckster is boxed, biked, and bundled, Kid has added one or two last toys to his backpack, Dad has had enough coffee, and we’re rolling down to Homer. Almost. Finally, a bona fide vacation with little agenda beyond lounging on the deck or in the living room of a […]

Bug Off, Bugs

AKontheGO has neglected to talk much about the negative aspects of visiting Alaska, mostly because there are few things we don’t like about this state. However, with a hot, dry summer (from our perspective, anyway) we feel we must discuss something that has been literally, buzzing in our ears. The bugs. Yes, when reading those […]