The Kantishna Wilderness Trails Bus Tour gives kids 6-12 a FREE ride with their parents. Image courtesy Kantishna Wilderness Trails

Alaska Back-to-School Travel Wins

Back-to-school in Alaska means several things to 49th state families: Days are getting shorter Weather is growing cooler Travel is easier Wait, did I just say “easier”? Indeed. Easier because the nearly two million visitors have made their way home and the resulting lack of crowds is pleasing to those who struggle to take advantage […]


Valentine’s Day Giveaway from AT&T: Win a Fitbit Activity Tracker

NEWS FLASH!  AT&T, provider of AKontheGO connectivity, is sharing the love with our readers this month by offering a Fitbit Activity Tracker to one lucky person with a “Sweet Savings” promotional giveaway, only for AKontheGOers who utilize the social media platform Twitter (so if you’re not a Tweeter, this might be a good time to jump […]

Kenai Riverdog Porter and a few happy rafting guests on the Kenai.

Fall Rafting With Kenai Riverdog

*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 […]

Springtime can be a wonderful season to explore Alaska with kids.

Alaska Spring: A great time to visit with kids

  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

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 […]

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 […]


Halloween in Alaska: Last-minute ideas for spooky family fun

Greetings, dahlings, and welcome to a special Halloween edition from AKontheGO. We’re doing the Monster Mash around here today, in anticipation of a candy-fueled, costume-clad October 31 of Alaska family fun. Below are five options, statewide, for unique and often creepy-crawly Halloween fun. Ready – grab your favorite chocolate bar, and let’s get to it! […]

Visit Seattle in June and explore the Emerald City up close!

JetBlue Anchorage to Seattle: Family Vacation Superstar Fare!

HOT tip coming down from jetBlue Airways: Ride on our new favorite seasonal airline for just $87/one way between June 12-June 30! That’s right – save even more than the airline’s already low fare of $117/one way. THIS is big news for all those itching to head south in June. Remember, you can connect to other […]


Who’s a Winner? jetBlue and AKontheGO make it real for one lucky family

We have a winner! May I have the envelope please? Our esteemed judge, James Engelhardt, Fairbanks poet and Acquisitions Editor for the University of Alaska Press (our fine publishing house, by the way), has made his decision. The winner of the jetBlue/AKontheGO Family Travel Limerick Sweepstakes is….. Cassandra Stalzer, of Anchorage!  “There once was a […]


*Alert* AKontheGO and jetBlue – Winning announcement change!

<Cue announcer voice> “Good afternoon, contestants of the AKontheGO/jetBlue Family Travel Limerick Sweepstakes. We have an important announcement concerning the contest!” Our esteemed judge is working hard to determine a winner of the overwhelmingly popular limerick sweepstakes, and let me tell you, he has a tough job of it. So many diverse families, destinations, and […]