Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

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 […]

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 […]