St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church stands in the middle of Sitka, and is a popular destination for visitors.

Alaska Experiences Your Kids Will Love: Part two

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, […]

Springtime can be a wonderful season to explore Alaska with kids.

Alaska Spring: A great time to visit with kids

  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 is here! Along with a special bottle of maple-bacon beer I saved for this very moment.

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

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

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 […]

Give Alaska Travel for Christmas!

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 […]

Building a sand castle in a secluded cove of southeast Alaska. Rain? Who cares!

Family Travel Blogs: They like us, they really, really like us!

Back in 2008, when I first considered jumping into an often tumultuous water of family travel blogs, the internet was awash with citizen journalists who wanted the world to know what, where, and how they managed to travel with kids. Big families, small families, non-traditional families, and everything in between – through the past six […]

Look for our favorite Alaska photo on the Hostelbookers United Sharing Adventure 'Alaska' page!

Hostelbookers Shares Adventure Through a United Effort

It’s amazing to think about all the places I’ve not yet visited, including (and sadly) my own United States of America. Time to change that, eh? Bring in Hostelbookers, a UK-based company with whom I’ve become quite friendly this past year. Merely the mention of “hostel” makes me happy, mostly because I spent a good […]

The Bombardier Q400 rolls out to Fairbanks in 2014. (image courtesy Alaska Airlines)

Alaska Airlines and the Bombardier Q400: What families need to know

A few weeks ago, Alaska Airlines rolled out a sample aircraft from sister company Horizon Airlines as a welcome mat of sorts for Fairbanks travelers edgy about this new, turbo-prop creature that will be shuttling they and their stuff between the Golden Heart City and Anchorage. It’s sleek, it’s pretty, and it’s just about as […]