Copper Whale Inn: Cozy Comfort in the Heart of Anchorage

It was a chilly, rain-soaked sort of fall day when I visited the Copper Whale Inn on L Street. I had circled the block a few times to find parking on this workday morning, and my temper was as short as my time at the parking meter. I stepped across the little bridge crossing a […]

AKontheGO Has a Calendar Now!

Yes, after many months of trying to figure out the best way of getting events and activities regularly updated (besides our exciting posts, I mean), we now have a handy Calendar of Events, accessible via the home page. Thanks to our partners at Coast Magazine, readers now can click on the Events Calendar tab […]

Visit Alaska in the Fall?

Yes, travelers, fall is the perfect time to visit Alaska. There is a big push to entice visitors to the 49th State during what used to be called the “Shoulder Season”. We here at AKontheGO are not calling it that anymore; opting instead for “All Season” travel. Yes? Autumn in Alaska is short, so the […]

The Magic Kingdom Heads North with Disney Cruise Line

Mickey, Minnie, and the whole gang are donning their best in Last Frontier gear and heading north in 2011, as Disney Cruise Line sets sail for Alaska. Not to be outdone by their successful counterparts like Holland America, Princess, and Norweigan Cruise Line, Disney is adding Alaska to their ports of call during a four-month, […]

Holland America Cruising: What We’ll Do Next Time

AK Fam has been inundated by questions from people who want to know about our trip on the Southbound Inside Passage cruise via the Holland America ship, Veendam. While previous posts have glorified the scenery, the food, and the activities, the nuts and bolts of our seven days in heaven deserve their own blog post. […]

Workin’ in a Gold Mine

AKontheGO Kid’s favorite movie is ‘Snow White’, not for the princess factor, of course (blech), but for the scene where the intrepid Seven Dwarves are dig, dig, diggety, digging away in their mine, where ‘a million diamonds shine’. Hi Ho, Hi Ho. Giving into the child’s pleadings to stop at the Indian Valley Mine along […]

Cruise Update: Knowing Before We Are Going

The pre-cruise madness continues here in Alaska as AKontheGO Fam makes more arrangements for upcoming trip. In a flurry of activity we have begun to put the framework of the cruising week together in a way even I might understand. Holland America has adopted an online option (more than simply an option, for the line […]

Anchorage Hotel is Simply ‘Grand’

AKontheGO Fam is adamant about one thing when searching out places to rest our weary heads on vacation; accommodation. As in ‘accommodate’. As in kid-friendly, kid-worthy, and kid-aware. Some hotels in downtown Anchorage are a bit stuffy and unwelcoming to the younger set, banking on guests who have money and time to lounge about their […]

Ship to Shore and More: Cruise Prep 101

Okay, so I will be the first to admit that I am a bit over the top when it comes to preparing for a vacation. I like to know when, where, what, and why of all aspects of a trip; poor preparation, I believe, can lead to vacation disappointment, especially with kids. AKontheGO Fam is […]

Alaska Grub Means Happy Campers

As every parent knows, the most important part of vacation is Food. When traveling through unfamiliar territory, especially in Alaska, where that territory may feature few options for Food, it helps to have some assistance. Fortunately for you, readers, AKontheGO fam loves Food, especially AKontheGO Dad, who finds the experience akin to nirvana. The process […]

AKontheGO Sets Sail in August

Singing a sea chanty, AKontheGO fam is set to sail this summer, courtesy of Holland America Lines. After much deliberation and consideration, we decided on HAL for their classic approach to cruising and reported updates to children’s programming. Our cruise, Southbound from Seward, will take us through scenic Glacier Bay, College Fjord, Haines, Juneau, and […]