AKontheGO Fun Friday Roundup for February 17-20

It is going to be a GREAT weekend! I know this for several reasons. One, it’s light out past 6 p.m., and as any winter-weary Alaskan can tell you, that alone is cause for happy dancing in the slush-covered streets. Two, the lineup of special events happening in Alaska this weekend is simply incredible. Three, […]

Know Before You Go: Alaska Cruise Considerations

Last July, while lounging in the sun near the cruise ship launch dock in Sitka, I overheard two friends talking about their fortunate score of splendid weather during their cruise to Alaska. “I can’t believe it,” First Guy said. “Somebody told me it rains every day in Alaska, so I brought all my best gear, […]

Alaska Winter Takes Center Stage This Snowy Fun Friday

Hello, hello? Is anyone out there? Southcentral Alaska is positively buried in snow; from driveways to rooflines, we’re full, full, full of white stuff. I think it’s just perfect for throwing down that snow shovel and jumping headlong into a pile of family fun, Alaska-style. Welcome to Fun Friday, your weekly newsletter of interesting Alaska […]

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. […]

Alaska Experience, 2011: AKontheGO Reviews the Year

This was going to be a typical “Top Five” list.  AK Fam had already engaged in a number of spirited conversations, arguing and pleading and lobbying for favorite destinations to achieve AKontheGO-greatness. But we couldn’t agree. AK Dad, Kid, and I were busy in 2011, traveling in all directions to expand our sense of adventure, […]

Fun Friday in Alaska: It’s Looking a Lot Like Christmas!

Dashing through the snow, ho, ho, ho, and mistletoe! Welcome to another beautiful Fun Friday in Alaska, courtesy of Alaska Center for Pediatrics, caring for kiddos since 1982. This weekend is FULL, folks. So full, in fact, I’m not even sure Santa could keep up, much less a coffee-deprived mother from Anchorage who is still […]

Santa Claus House; Believe, In North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus and I have always had a bit of a tenuous relationship. As a child, I would spend the weeks before Christmas working myself into a frenzy of excitement, absorbing the essence of all things tinsel and holly. The night before Christmas, my brother, sister, and I would take turns begging my parents to […]

Fun Friday: Catch That Turkey! (Or A Spaceship, or a Skier)

Now that I have your attention…. It’s a beautiful, if a wee bit chilly, Fun Friday in Alaska and we’re all bundled up and ready to share with you some warm and cozy options for your weekend and the weeks ahead. Thanks as always to our friends at Alaska Center for Pediatrics, caring for Last […]

Visiting Alaska? Take the Kids to These Great Museums

With a windchill of -20 at AK Hacienda this morning, my thoughts are drifting to indoor family fun across the 49th state. Alaska is home to a bevy of beautiful and unique museums that are certain to inspire, teach, and entertain the entire family on a vacation north. I promise. JUNEAU: We visited the Juneau-Douglas […]

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 […]