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Great Alaskan Holidays is the easy way to see our Last Frontier

(Great Alaskan Holidays is an AKontheGO sponsor business) For a state with no major freeways and only a few ribbons of actual paved road, driving Alaska nonetheless packs quite a punch. For many travelers, that means renting a recreational vehicle (RV) and exploring the scenic byways of the Last Frontier on their own, and Great […]

Alaska visitors might require alternative forms of transportation if a partial government shutdown occurs July 1. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

*BREAKING* Alaska Braces for Statewide Partial Shutdown of Government

  If you reside in Alaska, this email won’t come as much of a surprise. If you are a potential visitor, it might incite some anxiety, and even a fair amount of anger. We don’t blame you; we’re feeling the same thing. Here is the message I received from the Alaska Department of Transportation just […]

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AAA Alaska 2015 Summer Travel Forecast

  [sponsored on behalf of AAA Mountain West/AAA Alaska] Last weekend marked the unofficial start to Alaska summer fun. With brilliant weather and clear roadways mostly void of construction delays (crossing fingers, here), Alaskan families packed up RVs, automobiles and kids, and headed toward the campgrounds, lakes, beaches, and mountains for which our state is […]

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Don’t Be a Rookie: Five tips for Alaska vacation success

First-time Alaska visitors, listen up. This post is for you. Whether you’re hopping on board a cruise ship or renting an RV, an Alaska vacation requires much forethought, and making reservations is merely the first step. For those embarking on their rookie Alaska adventure, AKontheGO has five valuable tips to help create a truly unforgettable […]

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AAA Alaska Makes Trip Planning a Cinch

[AAA Alaska and AKontheGO have established a partnership and this sponsored post reflects our endorsement of AAA products and services.] The American Automobile Association was created for people like me. Organized, detail-oriented, and perhaps even slightly obsessive about trip planning, packing, fact-finding, and “going.” A trusted resource for nearly 100 years, AAA Alaska is located […]

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AAA Alaska and AKontheGO Forge Partnership

  When I was a kid, I used to take the annual AAA membership sticker and slap it on my bicycle, liking the way the silver and red glimmered on my Huffy banana-seat. I didn’t really know what the “auto club” did, but that shiny AAA sticker was like a magnet of coolness in the […]

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 […]