Alaskans and Northern Hospitality: It’s All Here

If there was one aspect of family travel in Alaska I’d shout from the mountaintops, it would be in praise of the hundreds kind people I’ve met during my criss-crossing of the 49th state. People who truly do exemplify the definition of friendly, generous, and considerate. It’s partly due to the nature of Alaska; hospitality […]

A Golden Welcome to Alaska’s Capital City

From the second our Alaska Airlines 737-400 thumped upon the tarmac of Juneau’s airport, the day was shrouded in gray. Gray, but not dismal. Not by a long shot. AK Fam’s two-week land and sea excursion through the scenic Inside Passage area of southeast Alaska began today with our arrival in Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. […]

AKontheGO Gets Set to Sail for Southeast Alaska

Make ready the sails, AK Fam is on headed south with the turning tides! AK Kid has packed his essentials; Spiderman costume, swim goggles, race cars, and a Darth Vader action figure, I’ve managed to smuggle a zippered bag or two of Cliff Bars, and AK Dad is still wrestling with his various assorted physical […]

Aye, Matey, the Alaska Marine Highway is Perfect For Families

We have boats on our mind this week as AK Fam prepares to depart for Alaskan ports unknown. Well, maybe not unknown, exactly, but unknown to us other than a quick stopovers on a cruise in 2009. After that fabulous but all-too short trip aboard a luxurious Holland America vessel, we were adamant about returning […]

A World Away From Typical Tourism: Historic Haines is Worth a Visit

I’m setting the record straight right now: I love Haines as a family destination. Five hours from Juneau by ferry, two days from Anchorage by car, this community of around 2,400 people and almost as many dogs boasts truly Alaskan experiences to satisfy even the most seasoned 49th state traveler. It’s authentic, it’s cordial, and […]

Monday Morning News: Packs, Places, and Perks

Welcome to Monday, AKontheGO’ers. It was another busy weekend of activity around Alaska, and the work week looks no different. A huge thank you to those who attended our presentation at Eagle River Nature Center on Saturday; we know you had other options for your weekend, and we’re thankful you chose to spend part of […]