All We Need is Love and Travel

  Audrey Hepburn said  “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”  AK Kid marched out the door today carrying 22 valentines emblazoned with tie-dye peace signs and a baggie full of neon bracelets to hand out at school. AK Dad brought me coffee. I had cards for everyone, signed by the […]

*EXTRA*: Jet Blue Begins Anchorage-Seattle Service in 2013!

Alaskans asked, and New York-based JetBlue Airways responded: Beginning Thursday, May 16, 2013, JetBlue will begin daily nonstop service between Anchorage and Seattle. Family travel to and from Alaska couldn’t get any easier, folks, as JetBlue’s signature service rivals that of our other  major air carrier, Alaska Airlines, leaving plenty of room for speculation over […]

Alaska Travel Links For Follow Friday!

After four days talking travel at the annual Alaska Travel Industry Association convention, my head is about to explode. There is so much going on in the world of Alaska travel and tourism, loyal AKontheGO’ers. New products, enhanced services, and a ton of enthusiasm for the concept of family travel, too. No kidding – every […]

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 […]