Water Fun Downtown

We love the ocean and all the things that go in or on it. How fortunate that the Alaska Center for the Environment is hosting their annual Alaska Ocean Festival on Saturday, June 6. Truck on down to the west end of the Delaney Park Strip between Noon and 10 p.m. for some outdoor ocean-y […]

Two-Wheeled Touring in Anchorage

Last weekend I was downtown enjoying a bit of summertime and couldn’t help but notice the surge in bicycle-riding by tourists. They were here, they were there, they were everywhere, reaping the benefits of almost 120 miles of paved pedalling pleasure around our local trail system. For a long time bicycle riding was not at […]

Alaska Grub Means Happy Campers

As every parent knows, the most important part of vacation is Food. When traveling through unfamiliar territory, especially in Alaska, where that territory may feature few options for Food, it helps to have some assistance. Fortunately for you, readers, AKontheGO fam loves Food, especially AKontheGO Dad, who finds the experience akin to nirvana. The process […]

Psst…Watch Out for the Velociraptor!

According to Katch Bacheller, grizzly bears are not the only beasts to watch out for in Alaska. Move over Rogue Bear, we got dinos. Big, scary, bony dinos. AKontheGO Fam loves to visit the Alaska Museum of Natural History in Anchorage. We discovered it last year during the three months of dismal Alaskan summer, and […]

World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage

As much as AKontheGO Dad likes to think he’s all that with his beard, he’s got nothing on these guys. The World Beard and Moustache Championships are here in Anchorage this weekend, and let me tell you, you’ve never seen anything like it… As the author of WBMC’s Participant Guide, I had the privelege of […]

AKontheGO Sets Sail in August

Singing a sea chanty, AKontheGO fam is set to sail this summer, courtesy of Holland America Lines. After much deliberation and consideration, we decided on HAL for their classic approach to cruising and reported updates to children’s programming. Our cruise, Southbound from Seward, will take us through scenic Glacier Bay, College Fjord, Haines, Juneau, and […]

Palmer Museum of History and Art; and a Visitor’s Center

On our way home after our Mother’s Day extravanganza at the Musk Ox Farm, we stopped in at the Palmer Visitor Center, which we soon found out, is much more than just a place to get free coffee and a map. A quaint log cabin on the main drag of historic Palmer, the Visitor Center […]

Ice Age Descendants Reside in Palmer, Alaska!

Who would have thought that a walking mop would garner so much attention? It would if its forebearers lived say, thousands of years ago. Not only lived, but provided Man with a garment more toasty than anything North Face can come up with. At the Musk Ox Farm in beautiful Palmer, Alaska (a mere 45 […]

Refuel While Kids Burn Energy

What parent doesn’t need an opportunity to unwind during a vacation? So many places to go, so much energy expended all for the sake of exposing our children to the wonders of the world. Many an AK Fam trip has been halted briefly so mommy could recharge at the local (gas station, coffee shop, bar). […]

Sweet Option: Salmon Berry Tours

Normally AKontheGO fam is not likely to be found utilizing the services of an organized touring outfit. Perhaps it is due to the fact that we, like most visitors who have children, believe that the boundaries imposed by some of the larger tourism companies are too rigid for families. Eat now, sleep here, do this, […]

Sail Away: Cruise Lines Take Precautions Against ‘Flu

In a discussion regarding the AKontheGO Fam cruise options this summer, I brought up what has been on everyone’s mind this past week; the Swine Flu (I know we aren’t supposed to call it swine flu out of respect for pigs, but the scientific name is too long, sorry pigs). I happened to be on […]