Family-Friendly Fun in Alaska: Is it the weekend, now?

I’ll be the first to admit that in between s’mores and sipping wine before a family campfire, work-related tasks took a backseat during our critical vacation to Oregon. But a travel writer has to take a breather, now and then, especially in August, and especially in Alaska, where sudden fall-like appearances mean a switcheroo of […]

Springtime Hikes Near Anchorage

Springtime in Alaska is a funky season. The days have begun to lengthen noticeably, and temperatures, while still chilly, have managed to warm up enough that outdoor activity often requires several layers to add or take off as the mercury goes up or down.  Spring also signals the arrival of early visitors to the 49th state, […]

Family Fall Hikes: Anchorage’s Kincaid Park and Beach

Anchorage’s Kincaid park is a popular family destination for its sandy surface and beautiful views. During Alaska’s lingering autumn weather, Anchorage folks may need distraction from dreams of snow. When the sun shines, and even if it doesn’t, we find such a distraction at the corner of our own Anchorage Bowl. Kincaid Park, located in […]

Fall in Alaska Means Kid-Friendly Fun

While this weekend typically marks an end to another Alaska summer, plenty of family-friendly options remain for children and parents to explore, indoors and out. Whether vacationing in Alaska, or simply searching for a way to keep kids active, many attractions throughout the state are keeping their doors open for a little fall fun. Best […]

Fun Friday in Alaska: Back-to-School Weekend

Alaska’s children can’t possibly be going back to school next week – they just got out last Friday! At least, it seems that way. Welcome, AKontheGO’ers, to the last Fun Friday before our kids trot back to the classroom in their shiny new clothes. We’re all shiny new, too, with the addition of Homer Chamber of […]

Alaska Railroad’s Goldstar Service Worth Every Copper Penny

“Listen to the jingle, the rumble and the roar; as she glides along the woodlands; through the hills and by the shore….” – Wabash Cannonball, Roy Acuff Tentative sunlight streamed through cottonwood trees as the blue and gold train tugged nine cars of people and baggage south. A blast of the engine’s horn startled a […]

Alaska Native Heritage Center: Open for Family Fun!

AKontheGO loves to connect kids with the diverse cultures of our 49th state, and a favorite, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, opened last Sunday for another season of inspiring and educating visitors from all around the world, and right here at home. Children and parents will enjoy the recently renovated Children’s Art Adventure Area, located […]

Hey, Mom: This Alaska Fun Friday is Just For You!

I’m quite tickled that so many Alaska family attractions and events are touting their status as “FREE” this weekend. It must be the budget-consciousness of mothers to appreciate the value of FREE. I love FREE. AKontheGO’s Fun Friday post is a little late today because I just walked in the door from a lovely getaway […]

It’s an Alaska Fun Friday: May the Fourth Be With You!

Just a little humor to begin the weekend. It is indeed the Fourth of May, and another Alaska weekend of family fun is at our fingertips. So much is happening around southcentral Alaska this weekend, I hardly know where to begin. Thanks as always to Alaska Center for Pediatrics, our Fun Friday sponsor, caring for […]

Culture For Kids: Alaska Native Heritage Center is the Perfect Fit

It’s often challenging to mesh the excitement of a family vacation with an equal amount of cultural experiences in a way that engages children. While parents still desire a requisite amount of R & R, most moms and dads do want to expose their offspring to their new and (hopefully) different destination. Within Alaska lie […]

An Alaska Fun Friday: What a Wonderful World

Hummmm, hummmmm. Hear that? It’s the sound of a peaceful, content Alaska parent; me. I get this way each spring when the lawn becomes more than a grayish pile of snowy rubbish, and robins wake me up in the morning instead an alarm clock. Yes, I do love springtime in Alaska. In true 49th state […]