Family-Friendly Alaska: 5 Things Businesses Can Do to Welcome Children

Kids are hot, hot, hot in the Alaska tourism industry right now; trotting down cruise ship gangplanks, jetways, and hopping out of car seats, rigged and ready for their 49th state vacation. But are Alaska travel and tourism-related businesses meeting the needs of this incredibly active demographic? Moreover, are these businesses jiving with the high […]

Making Sense of Alaska’s Big Ticket Attractions: Three Tips for Travelers

The date for your Alaska adventure has finally arrived. The kids have their raingear and boots, you’ve bought the plane tickets and made hotel reservations, now everyone is excited about their trek around the 49th state. Except for one thing – the choices. So many options in so many places, and for so much money! […]

Kids These Days! Radio for Alaska Parents

Did you know that AKontheGO has a strong presence over at Alaska Public Radio’s Kids These Days program? Yep, we sure do, moonlighting as the “KTDontheGO! Mom” for the show’s blog. Every Friday parents across the state can read up on great family travel tips, and learn just a little bit more about my background, […]

Listen Up! Audio Guides a Fabulous Way to Explore Alaska’s Highways

I love it when people chase me down and want to share their latest and greatest discovery for Alaska exploration. It’s how Alaskans work best, I think, and when we’re excited about something, it shows; like new and innovative methods for keeping kids engaged and less likely to be slugging it out in the backseat […]

Listen Up! Audio Guides a Fabulous Way to Explore Alaska’s Highways

I love it when people chase me down and want to share their latest and greatest discovery for Alaska exploration. It’s how Alaskans work best, I think, and when we’re excited about something, it shows; like new and innovative methods for keeping kids engaged and less likely to be slugging it out in the backseat while […]

Break It Down For Peaceful Family Travel in Alaska

I wish you could have been at AK Hacienda this morning to witness post-Hawaii-vacation-angst at its finest, courtesy of AK Kid. If I only knew where the camera was packed…. Kids and travel generally go together like peanut butter and jelly, but even the most affiable child will become tired at some point. It takes […]

Know Before You Go: Alaska Cruise Considerations

Last July, while lounging in the sun near the cruise ship launch dock in Sitka, I overheard two friends talking about their fortunate score of splendid weather during their cruise to Alaska. “I can’t believe it,” First Guy said. “Somebody told me it rains every day in Alaska, so I brought all my best gear, […]

Alaska Railroad Transports AKontheGO To a Winter Wonderland in Talkeetna

Sometimes, getting there is half the fun. In the case of the Alaska Railroad Aurora Winter Train, it might appear that getting there could be all the fun, judging by the highjinks of AK Fam. All aboard?Absolutely. A popular way to see Alaska during the lush, green, summer months, the Alaska Railroad banks on high […]

Family Travel Resolutions for 2012

We here at AKontheGO believe in family travel so much, we’re willing to take one for the team in generous encouragement of your next adventure. This means, of course, AK Fam must communicate our impressions within the world of travel and children; sometimes funny, sometimes frustrating, but always insightful. At least, after we’ve scraped the […]

Five Tips For Holiday Family Travel Bliss. No, Really.

AK Fam has been there. We know the stomach-tightening, teeth-clenching feeling of packing up kids and kaboodle and heading out for the holidays. Be it across the state or across the country (or further than that), holiday travel has morphed into a frenzied flash mob that officially begins today. If you are one of the […]

Travelgram Recap and Upcoming Veterans Day Hotspots

Yesterday’s Alaska Travelgram Show (Podcast HERE) was a fabulous hour of travel power. Not only was Scott McMurren reporting live from the Emerald City of Seattle, giving us the 411 on where to stay and play during the late-autumn months, but in the studio with moi was Eileen Floyd of the Alaska Zoo with tons […]