Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month at Juneau’s Eaglecrest

[sponsored post] Learning to ski or snowboard can be one of the most rewarding, independence-granting activities of a lifetime, or, particularly for older kids and adults – one of the most frustrating. I was introduced to skis during early elementary school, but in an era of cost-cutting and parental instruction, didn’t take a lesson until […]

KTVA Daybreak for January: Alaska winter getaways for the whole family

AKontheGO’s first-Thursday appearance on KTVA 11’s Daybreak program was delayed by a week due to the New Year’s Day holiday, but that just gave me an extra few days to find some pretty sweet places to take the family for a post-holiday getaway. Do you need one? I sure do; the combination of events, shopping, […]

Skiing Alaska’s Independence Mine State Park With Kids

Bluebird skies greeted us as a winter sunrise finally made its way over Pioneer Peak in Southcentral Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley. After days and days of cloudy, warmish gloom, below-Zero temperatures and a peach of a day were at our fingertips, and I wasn’t going to waste a second. With snow levels still on the low […]

Anchorage Winter Biking: A very happy AK Kid takes to the trails

Given the choice to walk or ride to a particular destination, AK Kid will almost always choose the ride, especially if it involves his beloved blue bicycle. A Christmas gift last year, AK Kid’s mountain bike from REI has proven its worth over and over during the non-snowy months. This December, with snow depths still […]

Six Ways to Enjoy an Alaska Warm Winter

In an article released by the Alaska Dispatch News this morning, the prospect of an actual winter scenario in the nation’s far North sounds pretty grim. Alaska is setting weather records, and not in a good way. Normally, Anchorage residents are tossing hand warmers into kids’ backpacks so they can enjoy recess without freezing fingers. […]

Alaska Sled Dog Adventures: Three top choices for visiting families

Sled dogs are a signature animal of Alaska, perhaps even an iconic representation of the spirit and independent nature of this far-off territory. Legions of children love them, thanks to stories and folklore; adults admire their tenacity and intelligence. No matter the reason, visitors to Alaska are anxious to know more about these four-footed canine […]

Alaska Railroad Holiday Train Tips

It was a cheerful train that chugged away from the Anchorage Historic Depot last Saturday afternoon. Two locomotives, four cars, and nearly a hundred volunteers spread out among them, all decked out for Christmas. The Alaska Railroad Holiday Trains are a longtime favorite of Anchorage families, and the experience has grown more popular every year. […]

Santa-Spotting With KTVA 11 Daybreak and AKontheGO

Happy Christmas season, AKontheGO families! Truly, I have the best job in the world, finding out the appearance schedule of Mr. Claus himself. Today is the first Thursday in December, and that means an early-morning wake up with KTVA 11 Daybreak. This month, it’s all Santa, all the time for many Alaska families, and I […]