Great Gear: MyCharge AdventureUltra a great choice

For all my drum-banging for unplugging the family during outdoor adventures, there is an exception when it comes to certain things. I don’t often review gear, but when MyCharge sent along the AdventureUltra just as we (and some friends) were headed out for a multi-day camping trip, I grabbed the box at the last second […]

Win a Pair of Northside Shoes: Kids to Parks Day giveaway!

In honor of Kids to Parks Day this Saturday, May 20, AKontheGO and Northside Shoes are partnering up to give away one pair of casual shoes to a lucky reader.*  Northside is committed to the concept that shoes for kids and adults should be affordable and durable, and we’ve been beyond pleased with the products […]

Muck Boots: Warm and comfortable in Alaska

by Erin Kirkland  When the Muck Boot Company started in 1999, it was determined to tackle a footwear conundrum for people faced with messy, wet, or cold jobs that required a boot to stand up to the task. Since that first pair of Muck Boots hit store shelves, people have pulled on a 100%-waterproof, stylish, […]

Try Veyo Mittyz This Winter

by Jen Ostler AKontheGO contributor Jennifer Ostler tested the adorable and quite functional Veyo Mittyz of the Veyo line of products, on her active son, and found them to be quite handy during Alaska’s cold winter days and nights. Read her review, below. And psst: there’s a HUGE Black Friday sale going on right now. […]

Icebug Glava a Shoe to Walk With

An AKontheGO gear review.  Walkin’ in a winter wonderland…. Or – I wish I was. Alaska’s winter 2016 seems to be off to a sluggish start with little snow and lots of ice. I don’t need my -40 snow boots. I do need something to fit the in between season we seem to be stuck […]

Outdoor Retailer, Meet Alaska On the Go

August began a few thousand miles south of Alaska at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. What is OR, as it is affectionately known? It’s 679,000 square feet of brands related to the outdoors. From head to toe, and all the fun stuff in between, OR is a gearhead’s gear […]

AT&T Keeps Families Connected

This is a sponsored post for AT&T. AKontheGo and Erin Kirkland received products for reviewing purposes.  After a summer spent cruising the roadways of Alaska’s highways and byways with AK Kid, I have a new appreciation for modes of communication that provide not just an element of amusement and connection, but safety as well. 4,000 […]

Make This Earth Day an Opportunity to Get Outdoors

[This post was sponsored by Kohl’s as part of their commitment to encourage outdoor recreation by families around the country.] Today is Earth Day, an annual opportunity to become more aware of our planet, its environment, and the people who live upon it. Since 1970, Earth Day has waged a campaign to encourage everyone, and […]

Gear Review: Lems Shoes prove less can be more

I am a footwear junkie. One look at my closet or garage gear shelves and it’s clear, I may have a problem. But in Alaska, where weather and geographical changes mean different shoes, boots, or sandals may be required to comfortably navigate outdoor activities, footwear is a critical element of recreational success. Meet the Lems […]

ATT Samsung Galaxy S6 Active: Sturdy and durable for busy families

A sponsored post on behalf of ATT. Move over, iPhone, Samsung’s got a sleek competitor jockeying for pole position in the smart device market. ATT provided me with a new Samsung Galaxy S6 Active a few weeks ago, and it’s getting an Alaska-style workout. Remember that Kyocera DuraForce I tried out this summer? While I […]

*NEWS* AK Mom can’t break the Kyocera DuraForce

[sponsored by AT&T and Kyocera DuraForce] Why is this news? Why should you care? Simply put, AKontheGOers, if AK Mom (me) keeps dropping phones into tidepools, off rocky cliffs, or from too-loose pockets of backpacks, YOU won’t receive the most timely, important, breaking news about family travel in Alaska. So there’s that. Earlier this year, […]