Monday Morning Newsflash: Got ‘Free’?

Monday, Monday, how did you get here so quickly? Must be all that daylight outside. A mish-mash of useful information is what we have today, starting with some incredible deals AK Fam found this weekend at our favorite outdoor recreation store, REI, dressing me since I was but a baby in my father’s funky blue […]

Wild Wednesday and a Travelgram Show Recap

This morning I’m sitting in full view of the gorgeous Willamette River, watching ducks and geese and the occasional osprey make the most of this gorgeous morning. AK Fam decided late last night that we needed to make a trip to Hood River, about 80 miles east of Portland along the mighty Columbia River. The […]

I’ve Been Working On the Railroad! Monday Morning News

After a fabulous Alaska Travelgram Show last week at which Kristi Schneider of the Alaska Railroad gave listeners a hundred and one reasons to take the train around the state, I promised to post details for those who either missed the show or needed a bit more info. Well, too, I wanted to revisit the […]

Family Fun at Eagle River Nature Center

We talk a lot about goings-on at Eagle River Nature Center, the classes, events, and trail systems that have delighted locals and visitors for years. Located about 20 miles from Anchorage outside the small city of Eagle River, the Nature Center sits within the boundaries of Chugach State Park and is a sanctuary for families […]

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 […]

“Across the Bay, a World Away…” New Seldovia Bay Ferry and AK Fam

We spent our day today across Kachemak Bay, in the little community of Seldovia, home to 265 hardy souls and probably double that in watercraft. Like many towns in Alaska, Seldovia is accessible only by boat or small plane; we decided to take the new Seldovia Bay Ferry, owned by Seldovia Village Tribe, to make […]

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 […]

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 Portage Valley

I always forget about Portage Valley for some reason. Probably because the lefthand turn off the Seward Highway seems to be at the wrong time (if we are heading down the Kenai Peninsula) and after the all-important stop at the Girdwood playground and/or family favorite watering hole. No more. AK Fam is determined to think […]

Valley Visit Coming Up

AK Fam has decided we are taking the day of on Friday and heading up to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley for a little springtime fun. “The Valley”, or “Mat-Su” as the greater Wasilla-Palmer area is known, has a whole bunch of family fun that kicks off special in the springtime months, just in time for the […]

Additions to Family Fun

A few upcoming activities have come our way this morning; hiking and kayaking. On this snowy April a.m., it might be the little ray of sunshine you need to get up and going! Last Pool Kayak Training Session of Winter 2010-Alaska Kayak School. Call Tom Pogson at 907-299-0061 for more info, or visit their web […]