Hiking Alaska: New book guides Alaska’s “greatest adventures”

  Before I even started reading about the mechanics of Hiking Alaska, I was hooked. The newest Falcon Guides resource for hoofing it around the 49th state is pretty, chock-full of information, and, perhaps most important, is written by a real, live Alaskan.  Why is this important? Hiking anywhere is an intimate experience, but possibly […]

Celebrate Read On the Fly and an Alaska Holiday Season

December arrived around here with four inches of fresh snow and a bright new outlook for Alaska’s holiday season. It was all exuberant joy this morning as we woke up to a regular blizzard outside our window, obstructing the view of nearby Chugach mountains. There was much rejoicing as we prepared for a work and […]

Alaska Travel Industry Association – A Major Award

AKontheGO was honored this past week at the Alaska Travel Industry Association annual convention, and while I hesitate to blow my own horn of achievement, I do think the underlying statement of support deserves mention. After almost 8 years of beating the drum for family travel in this most amazing state, the travel industry is […]

Read On the Fly is a Reality!

With great fanfare and not a little bit of sweat equity, Read On the Fly officially became a project at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport yesterday. To all who contributed books, time, funds, or facilities, thank you. To those who want to help, read THIS. I spent Wednesday afternoon at the airport, wheeling my Coleman […]

Two Great Books for Young Alaskan Readers

Ever watch a kid watch for wildlife? Eyes wide, mouth open, trying to stay quiet. From the largest (bears and moose) to the smallest (shrews and bugs), Alaska’s wild things are fascinating, and carry a story as unique as we humans. Some swim, some fly, some creep. Some are loud. Some don’t make any sound […]