Fun Friday for April 13: A Lucky Day of Alaska Family Fun

I prefer to remain positive about days like Friday the 13th. Who could think anything otherwise with such glorious sunshine outside, and temperatures warming into the low 50’s? It’s Fun Friday once again, and AKontheGO has some lovely ideas for getting the fam outside this weekend, plus a special event honoring our veterans. Fun Friday […]

Yahoo, MatSu! Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley Worth a Stop

Welcome to Travel Tuesday and another stop along the beautiful byways of Alaska. In honor of our Alaska Travelgram Show guest, Casey Ressler from the MatSu Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, we’re going to sing a few praises for this huge region of outdoor recreation just north of Anchorage. I’ll admit it <raising hand>, I have […]

Fur Rendezvous and Alaska’s Love Affair With Winter

It’s true, Alaskans do love winter. A good thing, too, since winter around here lasts anywhere from seven to nine months. Oh, we embrace summertime with the enthusiasm of a long lost love, to be sure, but there’s something about this frosty, sparkling-white season that brings out the best in 49th state residents. Like Fur […]

Tubing On a Saturday Afternoon: Arctic Valley Ski Area’s Newest Attraction

Let me begin by saying every adult  should have an opportunity to return to his or her youth once in a while. Let me also say there is nothing wrong with shrieking with laughter or throwing one’s head back and looking at bright, blue sky and saying unabashedly ” This does not suck.” That was […]

Snowshoeing Alaska: No Experience Required

Got your hippety-hop on, this morning? You’ll sure need it to get anywhere in the 49th state, lately. There’s more snow than most of us have seen in a long time, and aside from shoveling it all into an enormous cone-shaped configuration in the front yard, one activity in particular comes to mind – snowshoeing. […]

Weekend Winners in Alaska: Hiking, Birding, and Happy Families

The weekend has arrived, let the happy dancing commence! Welcome to our weekly roundup of Family Fun in Alaska, brought to you by Alaska Center for Pediatrics, caring for kiddos since 1982. Every day the AKontheGO email-box (togoak@gmail.com) is filling up with suggestions, events, and information crucial to outdoor fam fun. While our Calendar of […]

AK Fam’s Weekend Winners, and SNOW?

Oh, mercy, was that indeed a snowflake I saw floating on the chilly breeze this afternoon?? Looks like Old Mom Winter (that’s what we call it, anyway) is about to come calling. Perfect timing, families, for a little weekend fun with the kiddos. Our weekend o’ harvest fun is proudly sponsored by the ever-supportive Alaska […]

AKontheGO’s Weekend Winners

AKontheGO may be working the travel biz down here in Juneau at the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s annual convention, but we still have your lineup of super family-friendly activities for the upcoming weekend. Remember that you can post your own event or activity via the “Calendar of Events” tab (above), or by sending us an […]

AKontheGO Weekend Winners for October 1!

Who’s looking out their window this morning and seeing snow atop the mountains? Yep, we are, too. Here we go, everyone, time to hustle our bustle and keep heading outdoors with the kids, and we’ve got some super family-friendly events to share, courtesy of our friends at Alaska Center for Pediatrics in Anchorage. Fairbanks, you […]

Fabulous Fall Activities in Southcentral Alaska

Frost is on the pumpkins here in Alaska; time to break out the hats, mittens, and boots for an autumn of outdoor family fun! With the proper gear, visitors to the 49th state can enjoy a full harvest of family travel, even if the thermometer reads “FREEZING.” Below is a list of AKontheGO’s top picks […]

Cycling Southeast is Easy With Alaska Bicycle Tours and Sockeye Cycle

You remember the first time you climbed on your little bicycle and wobbled away without the assistance of a grownup, don’t you? I sure do; it was an orange, banana-seated Schwinn job, and I loved it. For kids, the allure of freedom via two-wheeler is a huge rite of passage, and now, with a big […]