Fun Friday: What’s a Dad To Do in Alaska? Everything!

We love AK Dad. He’s warm, fuzzy, and a ton of fun to have along when traveling. The best thing about AK Dad, though, is a truly authentic, utterly adorable love for his boys. It’s not easy, sometimes, with one son lurking on the fringe of adulthood in a state far, far, away, and another […]

Family Fun Friday in Alaska, and a Travelgram Podcast

Summer travel in Alaska is heating up, AKontheGO’ers! The cruise ships are in, tours are starting, and everywhere, Alaska is in bloom with tons of activities; the perfect time for a website launch, wouldn’t you say? That’s right, only 21 days until AKontheGO sports a new look, and you’re invited to watch it all happen […]

Alaska’s First Fun Friday of June: Get it While it’s Hot (or Not)

I was hoping with all my heart to be writing today’s Fun Friday post in my shorts and flip flops, wearing sunglasses. Alas, the First of June has arrived in Alaska with clouds and rather chilly temperatures. So chilly, in fact, that last night at my informative and fun Women’s Flyfishing class with the famous Pudge […]

Fun Friday in the Far North: Memorial Weekend for Alaska

Even though summer seems to be missing in action today, Alaska’s communities are gearing up for Memorial weekend and the many activities signaling an arrival of longer days, warmer weather, and tons of visitors. AK Fam is happy to jump right in, of course, and I’ve kicked things off with a short visit to the […]

Sum-Sum-Summertime in Alaska: Fun Friday Starts Now!

AK Dad and I are celebrating the last day of school in San Diego (aren’t we naughty, missing AK Kid’s departure from first grade?), attending commissioning ceremonies for the U.S.S. San Diego, in preparation for Anchorage’s own ship commissioning of the U.S.S. Anchorage in 2013. It’s a pretty special opportunity, my friends, and you’ll be […]

Hey, Mom: This Alaska Fun Friday is Just For You!

I’m quite tickled that so many Alaska family attractions and events are touting their status as “FREE” this weekend. It must be the budget-consciousness of mothers to appreciate the value of FREE. I love FREE. AKontheGO’s Fun Friday post is a little late today because I just walked in the door from a lovely getaway […]

It’s an Alaska Fun Friday: May the Fourth Be With You!

Just a little humor to begin the weekend. It is indeed the Fourth of May, and another Alaska weekend of family fun is at our fingertips. So much is happening around southcentral Alaska this weekend, I hardly know where to begin. Thanks as always to Alaska Center for Pediatrics, our Fun Friday sponsor, caring for […]

An Alaska Fun Friday: What a Wonderful World

Hummmm, hummmmm. Hear that? It’s the sound of a peaceful, content Alaska parent; me. I get this way each spring when the lawn becomes more than a grayish pile of snowy rubbish, and robins wake me up in the morning instead an alarm clock. Yes, I do love springtime in Alaska. In true 49th state […]

Fun Friday in Alaska: Celebrate Mother Earth and Her Children

I cannot think of a better way to celebrate childhood than through a simultaneous celebration of the earth. Certainly we would not have one without the other, and this weekend is a perfect reminder of the importance of each. Welcome to Fun Friday, AKontheGO’s weekly digest of family-friendly activities around Alaska, proudly sponsored by Alaska […]

Fun Friday for April 13: A Lucky Day of Alaska Family Fun

I prefer to remain positive about days like Friday the 13th. Who could think anything otherwise with such glorious sunshine outside, and temperatures warming into the low 50’s? It’s Fun Friday once again, and AKontheGO has some lovely ideas for getting the fam outside this weekend, plus a special event honoring our veterans. Fun Friday […]

Easter Weekend in Alaska: Fun Friday Starts Now

Fun Friday will actually start right after I finish putting my soaking wet running clothes in the dryer, and after I wipe up a multitude of muddy dog prints that are creating a very unique pattern across my white tile floor. Ahhh, spring snowstorms in Alaska, we gotta love them, especially when they appear on […]