Five Destinations for Cozy Fun This Fall: Alaska’s cabins and lodges are a hit with families

On October 13, 2014, in Good Deals, Hotels, by Erin Kirkland

Here we are, twiddling our fingers and toes, waiting, and watching. This is the time of year many Alaskans consider frustrating, for the snow remains elusive on all but the highest peaks, and a loss of five or six minutes of daylight every 24 hours means dark conditions for after-school or work activities. It’s not […]

Fall Rafting With Kenai Riverdog

On September 9, 2014, in Good Deals, Kenai Peninsula, by Erin Kirkland

*GOOD DEAL ALERT*  What does a dog have to do with river rafting? A lot, especially if you’re Porter James, self-proclaimed “Top Dog” of the so-named Kenai Riverdog Adventure Rafting and Photography company based in Cooper Landing. AK Dad is away, and I hated to waste last weekend’s sunny autumn weather, so I packed up […]

Alaska Spring: A great time to visit with kids

On April 8, 2014, in General Travel Info, Good Deals, by Erin Kirkland

  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 […]

Alyeska Resort Extends Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Through February

On January 26, 2014, in Alaskan Winter Fun, Good Deals, by Erin Kirkland

It’s Sunday morning, and we are not upon the slopes of Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. We are, instead, watching dark and gloomy rain clouds threaten the remaining patches of ice and snow on our lawn, and drawing straws to see who’ll pick up the dog poop. Alaska’s weather has been nothing short of wacky these […]

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