Fun Friday for Solstice

It’s just so good to be back in Alaska looking at the incredible amount of family fun scheduled for the weekend. It’s Solstice, the one day a year when our sunshine (I know it is up there someplace) refuses to go down at all and kids everywhere rejoice. It’s also a weekend for tons of […]

Mahay’s Jet Boats Blast Upriver for a Look Inside Alaska

It’s an opportunity to see Alaska from her heart. Rivers and waterways are vital to the people of the 49th state; for food, transportation, and industry. Without them we are paralyzed. Wintertime provides access to areas remote, summer provides a subsistence bounty unmatched anywhere else. Back in the 1800’s, rivers in interior Alaska and the […]

Alyeska Resort Adds New Tread to Old Favorites

Ski season is over and there is no good reason to go to Alyeska anymore, right? Oh no, no, no, my AKontheGOers, there’s still plenty of mountain fun at the Girdwood resort’s miles and miles of open terrain, and most of it is perfect for the fam. While attending a trade show a month or […]

Travel Tuesday: Get Out and Have Fun!

June 1; it’s official now, we’re in full swing of summer, and there are so many things to do, see, and hear. Visiting? Local? No matter, there’s enough stuff to keep even the most active kids busy. The Alaska Museum of Natural History in Mountainview is hosting Tinker Time today and tomorrow from 10 a.m.-Noon […]

Military Families Receive FREE Museum Admission All Summer!

Military? Know a family who is? Take advantage of FREE admission this summer to several museums around the state, beginning this weekend in celebration of Memorial Day. Sponsored by the Blue Star Families organization, a group dedicated to ensuring the emotional health and well-being of our service members and their spouses and children, Free Museum Summer is […]

Kids Cruise Free with a Puffin Pass Deal!

There’s still time to discover a little Alaskan wildness via the Prince William Sound Wilderness Explorer Cruises from Whittier. The best part? Kids cruise FREE through June 30, 2010 if you book by May 31, 2010. This is a $70 savings, folks. Lunch and a guided narration is included for the six-hour trip, from 11 […]

Welcome to an Anchorage Monday

Let’s just start right off with a big AK Fam welcome to passengers and crew of the Holland America line’s MS Amsterdam. The ship arrives today as part of a new 14-day itinerary from Seattle. Passengers will have an entire day to devote to Anchorage and environs, sailing out of Cook Inlet around 11 p.m. […]

Anchorage Museum’s NEW Imaginarium Discovery Center

It’s finally here, Anchorage. The brand-new, refurnished and refurbished Imaginarium Discovery Center at the Anchorage Museum gave the media a sneak peek today, and those of us who attended were appropriately awed. Accompanied by AK Kid, without who, of course, would render this Website useless, was allowed to accompany me on the tour after a […]

REI Challenges Families to Get Outdoors

One of the things I love about REI is their commitment to the family. I remember back in the 1970’s (whoa) and backpacking with my dad on a huge trip along the Pacific Crest Trail. REI was the only place to find kid-sized packs etc. at the time, and I always thought they must be pretty […]

Yoo-Hoo, Spring; Where’d You Go?

After a nearly sleepless night during which the wind screamed around the AK Fam hacienda and AK Kid kept coming into our room saying he was scared, I’m now sucking down coffee and wishing I didn’t have quite so much to do today. Really, I’d like to snuggle back in my cozy bed with more […]

Science Saturday a Huge Success!

Just sayin’. I had the opportunity to attend a Science Saturday event at Campbell Creek Science Center yesterday, and wow, what fun! About 20 parents and kids showed up to learn all about Forest Studies, and the relationship trees and humans have fostered for hundreds of thousands of years. The 750+ acre facility  is a treasure […]