Bring the Entire Family to Alaska: Multi-gen is still hot

Recent survey results generated by the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) suggest that families traveling with multiple generations find the Last Frontier a pretty hospitable place. Surprising? Perhaps not, when one considers the factors involved in Alaska’s travel scene. While Alaska visitors still average around the 50+ age mark, this also provides an excellent foundation […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alaska Family Travel Resources – How to find AKontheGO

Social media circles, pages, boards, and tweety things; it’s all important for the informed reader, these days. It’s been quite a while since we shared the various resources and options for Alaska family travel, so check out our ideas, below. Whether you Pin or Tweet, AKontheGO is still Alaska’s finest (we think so, anyway) family […]

Father’s Day Means Family Time for AKontheGO

Nothing excites AK Kid more than an outing with his dad. Just the two of them, geared-up and ready for adventures not always understood by me. It’s probably best that way, since the little I have heard is enough to make me squawk “You went where?!” I’m also convinced my husband is Partydad when it […]

Passports and Kids: Where, how, and what you need to know in Alaska

The last passport secured for AK Kid was five years ago, at age (gasp) three. His baby features have been replaced by permenant teeth, wild hair, and an air of eight-year-old awesomeness. It’s time to renew. Easier said than done. Children have their own set of rules for passport principles in the United States, and […]

Flying Update: Alaska-bound passengers have more options this summer!

Sheesh, just about every day a new press release ends up in the AKontheGO inbox, announcing new routes and times for airlines to/from Alaska. Am I complaining? No way! The addition of flights and air carriers means competition for top dog Alaska Airlines, and hopefully -competitive pricing as well. I’ve been posting these updates on […]