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 […]

Leaf-Peeping In Alaska? Sure Thing!

Just look at it out there; pouring rain chilling even me this morning. Autumn is here, and overnight, it seems, the birch and cottonwood trees are flushing yellow. Right now is the perfect time to pack up the family and take a weekend road trip before snow falls and leaves become but a musty memory […]

Alaska Native Heritage Center Builds Cultural Bridge

Alaska’s Native population is vibrant and rich, and perhaps nowhere else can a visitor broaden understanding of cultural awareness in a most interactive way than through the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. Young or old, those who spend a few hours exploring the history and traditions of Alaska’s first people will undoubtedly depart knowing […]

Get Your Summer Mountain High in Girdwood and Alyeska Resort

I bet if John Denver were still alive he’d sing a song about Girdwood and Alyeska Resort. The stunning scenery nicely coupled with diverse hiking options makes me want to break out in a few chords from The Sound of Music, nevermind Denver’s signature song. Think it’s winter-only at Alyeska? Not a chance. Summertime 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 […]

Follow Us to Fun Friday in Alaska!

Is this really August, or has October somehow jumped the gun and blasted its way into our Fun Friday? Good morning, AKontheGO’ers, time for our weekly roundup of family fun around southcentral Alaska. For those who may have (god forbid) missed the Alaska Travelgram Show this week, give a listen to our podcast right HERE. […]

Wednesday Wrap-Up! K2, Travelgram Show, and More…

Here I go again. Home from Homer, then back on the road to Salt Lake City in the early a.m. I’m off to visit Big AK Kid who is anxiously awaiting a return to Alaska where he’ll make tracks to Fairbanks and his senior year of high school, god willing. So, mom makes her own […]

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 […]

Monday Morning News: Packs, Places, and Perks

Welcome to Monday, AKontheGO’ers. It was another busy weekend of activity around Alaska, and the work week looks no different. A huge thank you to those who attended our presentation at Eagle River Nature Center on Saturday; we know you had other options for your weekend, and we’re thankful you chose to spend part of […]

Big Wild Wednesday!

Let’s just start things off talking about coffee. After all, it is nearly 4 p.m. and I have still not received the promised “get up and go” from my first four cups. Sheesh. I should have brewed up a pot of that new, signature coffee co-designed by the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kaladi […]

Take This Broken Wing….Activities For the Mobility-Compromised

There is nothing worse than a man with compromised mobility. AK Dad, a mere five days out from a devastating elbow injury and subsequent surgery after falling into a pothole with his bicycle, is already chafing for new surroundings other than the basement family room. “Never mind the lovely view, darling, or the Direct TV; […]