Indoor Fun and a Dose of Natural History Awaits Your Family in Mountain View

Tucked away in an old warehouse on Bragaw Street in northeast Anchorage sits an example of just how successful a museum can be. Not just successful, mind you, but integral to the growth of this oft-struggling neighborhood. The Alaska Museum of Natural History is one of the best spots in town to experience Alaska’s natural […]

Christmas Vacation and the Monday Morning News

Read all about it; Monday morning of Christmas vacation has finally arrived, and with it is fresh snow and a wealth of great ideas for teenage outdoor time, courtesy of our favorite young blogger, Sydney Jane Armstrong. I am thankful for SJ’s common-sense tutorials for parents like me, who find some things with respect to […]

There’s an App for That! Geocaching and Teens

Teenagers are a big part of the AKontheGO family, which is why we’ve asked Sydney Jane Armstrong to comment on some of the ways she and her friends spend time in the great outdoors. Sydney will chime in every once in a while to keep us plugged in to the latest and greatest in teen adventure. […]

Fun Friday! Science Takes Center Stage

Science dominates this weekend, thanks to a few of the greater Anchorage area’s kid-friendly organizations. Especially fun are the options for older kids, who sometimes like a little more challenge when it comes to their explorations. Tonight, head out to Eagle River Nature Center (THANK YOU for getting us such great and timely info) for their […]

Science Saturdays Are Back!

AK Fam regularly sings the praises of the Campbell Creek Science Center, there’s no denying it. What’s not to like about a facility that sits smack-dab in the middle of suburbia, and teaches hundreds of kids all about science and nature? Plenty, that’s for sure, and to prove it, how about a final tally of […]

Saturday, Saturday……Update for the Weekend Ahead

Whoa. Wait, just a minute. What is that!? Clouds/fog, and….raindrops? Haven’t seen those in a long while. Good think I convinced AK Kid he should bring his tent back in the house. I’m getting all set for the USTravel party down at Dimond Center today from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; polishing up my mini-powerpoint and making […]

Fun Happenings at Native Heritage Center on Monday

A hot tip for parents looking for something to do on Monday, August 2. The wonderful Alaska Native Heritage Center  is hosting any and all children at Kids’ Day, all day. Any kiddo age 18 or younger gets in FREE at the Center, located at the north end of Muldoon Road, near Bartlett High School. […]

Alaska Wildland Adventures is All That and More on the Kenai

With all the fishing going on down on the Kenai Peninsula these days, one would think there is no room for sightseeing. Shoulder-to-shoulder, lines out, fishermen and women are into some serious salmon time, and woe to the one who gets in the way. Or so I thought. AK Fam, during our explorations of Cooper […]

Fun Friday: Good Day, Sunshine!

Well blow me down, there’s sun out there this morning. Thank goodness. I’m not sure I could have survived another day of gloom.  I picked up the Harrison family, aka the Pedouins (like Bedouin) yesterday in Whittier, and I think it was the stormiest drive ever through Portage Valley. The AKontheGO truckster was shaking and […]

‘Dream a Dream’ with Musher Vern Halter

A dedicated AKontheGO’er recently shared with us her impressions of visiting Iditarod musher Vern Halter’s working sled dog compound just outside Houston, and I’m thinking this could be the next hot AK Fam fun tour. Dream a Dream Dog Farm, operated by Halter and his wife, Susan, have had their multi-faceted facility since 1998, and […]


All the extended family has arrived in Alaska for their introduction to summer in the 49th State. Why yes, it is still raining, but in the spirit of walking my talk as far as outdoor adventures go, I’m bundling up, wrapping people in rainsuits and rubber boots, and heading out. Fortunately for all of us, […]