AK Fam Delighted By Autumn in Fairbanks

“Yes, but isn’t fall in Fairbanks just a bit boring?” This from a friend who had never attempted a northern trip to the Golden Heart City in any season other than summer. Truth be told, we hadn’t visited Fairbanks in autumn yet, either, so our mid-September journey was a bit of an unknown. I had […]

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 […]

A ‘Beary’ Fun Friday! Critters Take Center Stage This Weekend

Bears are a major focus of our weekend plans, thanks to a big festival in Eagle River and a new tour option happening at a favorite family destination. This is AKontheGO’s last Fun Friday in Anchorage for a while as we pack up and head south to the Inside Passage for our two-week Alaska Marine […]

Easy Strolls Around Alaska

Despite what tourism brochures might imply, Alaska is not just for the ardent hiker. Most 49th state communities possess at least one or two walking trails for easy family strolling. A lovely way to either unwind after a long day or inspire for a new one, Alaska is full of accessible, easily-navigatable pathways that beckon […]

Festive Friday in Alaska

I think today’s post might just as well be titled “Festival Friday” for all the parties going on in celebration of one Alaskan tradition or another. That’s the great thing about summer in the 49th state; our window for festivities is so narrow, we know we’d better cram them in while we can. In fact, […]

Fun Friday All Across Alaska!

And so it begins…the frenetic pace of spring and summer in Alaska. Jumping up and down, yet? AK Fam sure is, especially with a lineup like the one we’ve got for the weekend of April 29-May 1. Yes, you read that right: May. Yikes. In a few short weeks we’ll be staring at the last […]

Monday Morning News From the North

A snowy and blowy Monday morning greeting to our AKontheGO readers! AK Fam is snuggled in tight against a wild snowstorm that has dumped almost 15 inches of fluffy white stuff upon the Far North city of Fairbanks. We’re up here spending some time with friends and enjoying a winter wonderland of interesting family activities, […]

Have an “Ice” Day in Fairbanks: World Ice Art Championships

Since the entire nation appears gripped by ice and snow this morning, it feels appropriate to offer something more positive about frozen water. While ice is frequently the bad guy, tormenting commuters and homeowners and anyone who’s ever attempted to walk down steps without protection, the sport of ice carving retains its membership among a […]

AKontheGO’s Top Trips of 2010

You’ve been waiting and waiting for AK Fam to come up with our favorite places of 2010, I just know it. Thank you for your patience; the process has been complex, detailed, and involved serious discussion around the dinner table. It’s not easy deciphering a six year-old’s manner of deduction, after all, but we are […]

“Countdown to Christmas” Continues…and Other Fun Stuff

Happy Monday! I am glad to say I am feeling fairly humanoid this morning after a week battling an influenza-type bug that put this AK Mom down. Whew, just in time for things to warm up, I’m back. A good thing, too, because AKontheGO is in the second week of our Countdown to Christmas fun, […]

A Riverboat Named Discovery: Fairbanks Fun Continues

Fairbanksians know that winter is but a puff of frosty breath away, but continue merrily on with summer until the first flakes of snow begin to fall. Even as the last gasp of what we know as summer grinds nearer and nearer to its end, it’s been a good one in Fairbanks; sunny skies and toasty-warm weather […]