The Travel Mamas’ Guide: Everything you wanted (and maybe didn’t) know about family travel

On August 1, 2014, in General Travel Info, by Erin Kirkland

It sounds easy. Choose a destination, throw some clothes and toys in a suitcase, and away you go to family vacation bliss. Right. Enter The Travel Mamas’ Guide, every parent’s bible of vacation tips and tricks to preserve our sanity. Authored by my family travel colleague Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mamas’ Guide is a practical, […]

Alaska Experiences Your Kids Will Love: Part two

On May 6, 2014, in General Travel Info, by Erin Kirkland

Last week I shared three of five AKontheGO favorite adventures for kids and parents visiting the Last Frontier. As the most popular season for Alaska travel approaches with rapid speed, today I bring you the final two. Excellent destinations, they are, diverse in activity and environment, but similarly suited for family travel. If you recall, […]

Three Alaska Experiences Your Kids Will Love: AKonthGO’s favorite adventures, part one

On May 2, 2014, in Alaska On the Go - BOOK, General Travel Info, by Erin Kirkland

It was inevitable, I suppose. The question: “What has been your favorite trip?”  When one is a journalist who searches day in and day out the best in kid-friendly adventures, one should expect such a query. But this is Alaska, and it’s not so easy to pick just one. So I picked five. Or, rather, […]

Knowing Alaska’s Geography Helps When Planning a Family Vacation in the 49th State

On April 23, 2014, in General Travel Info, Logistics With Kids, by Erin Kirkland

See this map? It floated around social media outlets for quite a while, and always makes me laugh. Alaska is big, really, really big, and after decades of inadequacy, finally someone got it right. As I’ve been making the rounds of local bookstores and community organizations these past few weeks, plugging sales for Alaska On […]


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