Alaska Spring: A great time to visit with kids

On April 8, 2014, in General Travel Info, Good Deals, by Erin Kirkland

  Okay, so maybe there was snow on the ground when we woke up this morning, and maybe it’s still snowing now, but generally, I can say an Alaska spring is here. We tend to go slightly bonkers when spring arrives either according to the calendar or the weather, whichever comes first. Alaskans revel in [...]

Alaska On the Go: Exploring the 49th state with children (a book)

On January 9, 2014, in General Travel Info, by Erin Kirkland

A bulky cardboard mailer landed with a thud on my doorstep yesterday, bearing the return address of “University of Alaska Press” and causing no small stir in this household. My book is done. After two years of research, writing, and back-and-forth communication with help from the production team at University of Alaska Press, my copy [...]

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Plan Now for an Alaska Family Vacation, 2014

On December 26, 2013, in General Travel Info, Logistics With Kids, by Erin Kirkland

In less than a week, reservation floodgates will open and eager will-be Alaska vacationers shall begin a frenzy of planning. From Alaska’s national parks to her hotel rooms, the 49th state begins to bustle come January 1 – not with people, but rather, their internet and telephone presence. With a short summer travel season that [...]

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Give Alaska Travel for Christmas!

On December 23, 2013, in General Travel Info, Good Deals, by Erin Kirkland

Jimmy Stewart, playing the role of discouraged George Bailey in the immortal holiday classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ said, “You know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are, Uncle Billy? Anchor chains, plane motors, and train whistles.” I’m inclined to believe him. What could be more fabulous than filling Christmas stockings with [...]

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