National Park Trust Selected for Centennial Challenge Project and Matching Funds

“We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.” ~Theodore Roosevelt During his presidency, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt protected more than 230,000,000 acres of land that now belongs to you, me, […]

Celebrate Independence Day in Alaska

According to AKontheGO sponsor organization AAA Mountain West, the United States will see 41.9 million people traveling 50 miles or more from home to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day weekend. Typically the busiest holiday of the year, and especially so in 2015 thanks to rising incomes and stronger employment numbers, more families are planning a […]

Alaska Summer Solstice: There’s still time for family fun!

This weekend marks summer solstice, when Alaskans from north to south stay up late, go to parties, and celebrate ouf famous “midnight sun.” This year, all this sun has caused a number of problems around the state, so in some ways solstice feels a little off. I woke up this morning to sheets of rain […]

Kids to Parks Day Giveaway WINNER

Happy Saturday, AKontheGOers! The team is packing the car for a Mother’s Day weekend trip to “prettier-Whittier,” but before we blast on down the highway, I wanted to announce the winner of our AKontheGO – National Park Trust #KidsToParksDay giveaway. Our scientific drawing has commenced, and the winner of a Kids to Parks Day prize […]

Alaska Mother’s Day Treats: Take mom outdoors this summer

It might be a drizzly Friday around Alaska, but preparations are underway for a beautiful weekend of Mother’s Day shenanigans. If you missed AKontheGO’s Family Fun Calendar on KTVA 11 Daybreak this week (snoozing, perhaps?), don’t worry, the complete list, plus a few extras, are right here. Whew. Mother’s Day weekend is typically when Alaska […]

Kids to Parks Day: Pledge your commitment to Alaska’s outdoors (a redo)

Publisher note: This is a second Kids to Parks Day post; the first was inadvertently eliminated during an AKontheGO WebGuy backup. We still love him, so it’s all okay, because mistakes and missteps in communication happen. Onward and upward!    Parks are childhood. Open fields for free play; slides and swings and climbing things; places […]

Iditarod 2015 is Off and Running

I can confirm that Iditarod 2015 will go down in history as one of the wackiest, ever. Rain, hail, wind, and bright sunshine greeted thousands of race fans, hundreds of sled dogs, and 78 mushers for today’s Ceremonial Start in downtown Anchorage. AKontheGO was there, providing PR support for musher Bryan Bearss, #48, who has […]

Fur Rendezvous Family Fun: Saturday

You can tell Fur Rendezvous is here when the ferris wheel and swings show up on the Anchorage skyline. Alaska’s largest winter festival kicks off tonight in downtown Anchorage, and even with a lack of snow, enthusiasm is high. For most families, “Fur Rondy” represents the best of an Alaska winter, and with 80 years […]

Iditarod Re-Start in Fairbanks: Six ideas for family fun

It’s all settled; the 2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race will officially begin in Fairbanks, Alaska. Hotel reservations have been made, flights are booked, and now you can focus on what to do after the dogs depart the starting line on Monday, March 8. For Anchorage families, this is extremely convenient, as spring break will be […]

Iditarod 2015: What you need to know right now

With recent news that the Iditarod 2015 restart will now occur in Fairbanks, the past 24 hours have been a frenetic race of its own by visitors, volunteers, media, and mushers. While the announcement was not entirely unexpected, it was five minutes of utter chaos to the thousands of individuals involved in the Last Great […]

National Geographic Live! Plan to attend the Anchorage Speaker Series in 2014-15

As a thoughtful, often-pensive kid, perhaps it was not odd to find me at evening presentations or concerts with my parents. I liked to find the meaningful in the ordinary, and there was something exciting about staying up late, listening to someone introduce me to a new idea or experience. Naturally, then, I jumped at […]