AKontheGO’s “No Labor” – Labor Day Suggestions

Ahh, Labor Day in Alaska. Cool temperatures, yellow leaves, and kids as squirrely as, yes, squirrels. After you’ve slept in this morning and filled up on coffee, take a few of our Labor Day family fun suggestions for an excellent day spent exploring the great outdoors, Alaska-style. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: Open! Right now is […]

Alaska Vistas Provides More Than Transportation to Anan Wildlife Observatory

Low clouds wrapped depressingly around the harbor as we prepared for a day exploring the wilds of Wrangell. Day packs stuffed with rain gear, hats, gloves, and extra socks,  AK Fam tentatively emerged from the office of Alaska Vistas, peering suspiciously at the dripping morning from beneath our hoods. We were bound for Anan Wildlife […]

Five Family Adventures in Ketchikan, Alaska

Unique from the day it was discovered by Irish fortune-seeker Mike Martin in the late 1800’s, Ketchikan is a perfect example of Alaska’s love affair with fish, water, and opportunity. Located on a hunk of granite named Revillagigedo Island (or, Revilla, as per locals), Ketchikan is often referred to as “Alaska’s First City” due to […]

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 […]

A Cosmic Fun Friday From Homer!

AK Fam is resting comfortably now after a heart-stopping tsunami warning that sent our cozy cottage of family and friends scrambling up the hill Thursday evening. Poor AK Kid, he was just settling down for the night when we rousted him, sleeping bag and all, and stuffed him into the truck. I think this calls […]

Fun in the Sun! Alaska Gears Up for Father’s Day Weekend

I’m blinded by the light……can’t. see. After a week of gloom, things look pretty darned cheerful outside southcentral Alaska this morning. This is more like it, and just in time for Summer Solstice, too. Fun Friday has arrived again, courtesy of Alaska Center for Pediatrics, caring for kids like yours and mine since 1982. It’s […]

Kids and Bears and Your Alaskan Adventure

There are two things I learned last week from the 2nd annual “Bear Safety For Families” Class sponsored by AKontheGO and held at Campbell Creek Science Center, the best outdoor education facility in Anchorage. One: The more I know about bears, their behavior, habits, and habitats, the better. Two: The more I learn about bears, […]

Remembering the Fallen: Memorial Day in Southcentral Alaska

Alaska is a state with deep ties to the military. From WWII to present day, service men and women have defended our country and lives with the utmost in dedication, and sometimes with the ultimate sacrifice. Today is Memorial Day, and rather than provide AKontheGO readers with a list of the best picnic spots or […]

Anchorage Planet Walk An Out of This World Idea

Nothing sends my kids into whine mode faster than AK Dad and I suggesting a “walk”, as if the mere idea of random strolling with no agenda other than enjoying our worldly surroundings would scar them for life. Please. I like walks. I like the strolling, the flower-smelling, dog-petting, nowhere to go in particular part […]

A Sunny Fun Friday!

A very sunshine-y Fun Friday to you all! This is the weekend when Alaska “officially” opens for the summer season, and what a day to kick off another fabulous season of exploring the 49th state. AKontheGO has been working frantically (but happily) in search of the finest in family fun this weekend; from birds to […]