Springtime Activities in Alaska: *Special* for our USS Anchorage families!

After more than a year of planning, the ship that will officially become USS Anchorage sails into town next week. Set to arrive on Wednesday, May 1 around 8 a.m., the Anchorage will be our Navy’s newest warship, and the first time a U.S. Navy ship has ever been commissioned in the great state of […]

Alaska Family Fun: Your weekend starts now

It’s a sunny Friday afternoon, and I’ve just finished updating the AKontheGO calendar. Fresh and fully stocked, that calendar has tons of Alaska family fun from now until summer’s end. Here are some highlights:  The Alaska Marine Highway continues its 50th anniversary celebrations in May with special open houses at a number of southeast Alaska […]

Alaska Weekend Fun for the Family

I am still in awe of an entire Spring Break full of sunshine, aren’t you? Between that and the delightfully warm temperatures, I’m about ready to break out in a rendition of ‘Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!’ But I won’t, lest people forever cancel subscriptions to this blog. It’s the last weekend of vacation for […]

Alaska’s Winter Festivals Great for Families

Mid-winter has arrived in Alaska, and though this time of year typically sends a rush of residents to Hawaii or Mexico, it also marks the beginning of winter festival season. The fun starts this weekend in Anchorage and migrates north toward Fairbanks, and even those who don’t like cold can’t argue with the beauty of […]

Give Thanks for a Bounty of Alaska Family Fun

It’s been a beautiful weekend, so far. Spending time with both my children, frolicking in the quiet, snowy forest, I am reminded once again what a blessed life I lead. It is my sincere hope that your weekend has been equally beautiful; let’s add to the fun, shall we? Alaska is ready to kick off […]

Family Fun Friday: Halloween Events for Everyone!

I’m not sure we could have ordered a more perfect weekend to celebrate the pagan custom of dressing up in crazy costumes and parading around in search of treats. An almost-full moon, frosty ground, and gnarled, naked tree branches that reach out spindly fingers toward unsuspecting little ghosts and goblins…..EEK! Take a look at our […]

Fun Friday! Autumn Ideas for Alaska Family Time

Oh, the beauty of an Alaska fall morning! Just look outside at that slowly-rising sun, with just a smidgeon of twinkling stars above the mountains – it’s lovely, I tell you, and just right for an upcoming weekend of Alaska family fun. It is, of course, FUN FRIDAY, brought to you by our friends at […]

Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s Trick or Treat Street: A Spook-tacular Event!

Calling all ghosts, goblins, and ghouls! AKontheGO is thrilled to be partnering with sponsors/friends Salmon Berry Tours and Alaska Center for Pediatrics at the 2012 Trick or Treat Street event, held Saturday, October 27 in downtown Anchorage, from 12-4 p.m. Trick or Treat Street is a fabulous family tradition, and a safe way for kids of […]

An Alaska Family-Fun Friday: Fall Arrives With a Whisper

Did any other Alaskans wake up this morning to a furnace kicking on? AK Fam sure did, nestled as close to the Chugach Mountains as we are. Leaves are beginning to turn the merest shade of yellow, and the kids are back in school, so it must be time to  share our top weekend picks […]

Fun Friday in Alaska: Back-to-School Weekend

Alaska’s children can’t possibly be going back to school next week – they just got out last Friday! At least, it seems that way. Welcome, AKontheGO’ers, to the last Fun Friday before our kids trot back to the classroom in their shiny new clothes. We’re all shiny new, too, with the addition of Homer Chamber of […]

Fun Friday in Alaska: Anchors Aweigh!

Welcome to Friday and another edition of the AKontheGO family travel roundup of activities around the state. Even though we’re not sweltering under desert-like conditions here in Alaska, it’s still a 49th state summer, and we’ve got a full calendar to prove it. My week was a busy one with the arrival of CDR. Brian […]