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 […]

Everyone’s a Poet in our JetBlue Sweepstakes!

In case you’ve missed all the excitement – jetBlue is returning to Alaska this summer for a second year of providing stellar air service between Anchorage, Alaska and the Lower 48, and we want to help them celebrate! What’s really great, though, is jetBlue’s new Seattle-Anchorage service beginning May 17, which we feel necessitates a […]

A Big, Blue Opportunity for Family Travel

This would be a great day to read a book of poetry. It is National Poetry Month, and we did just give away a copy of Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast, thanks to Sasquatch Books in Seattle. It is also snowing in Anchorage, big, white, fluffy flakes so full of water it’s a […]

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 […]

Travel Tuesday Airfare Deals To, From, and Around Alaska!

Every Tuesday, Alaska Airlines scoots out a weekly dish of hot Club 49 deals for intrepid Alaskans. We love Club 49, and have ever since Alaska Air announced it on the air with Alaska Travelgram Radio a few years ago. Why do we like it so much? AKontheGO is about families, and families need all […]

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-Fun Friday in Alaska: Railroad special, National Park Lottery, and More!

Much, much more, AKonthGO’ers, starting with an enormous round of gratitude to all those who helped usher in a whole new realm of Alaska family travel last night. Our Launch Party and Open House was a success, and we owe thanks to our friends at Salmon Berry Tours and Alaskan Mudboots for assisting in the […]

Family Fun Friday in Alaska, and a Travelgram Podcast

Summer travel in Alaska is heating up, AKontheGO’ers! The cruise ships are in, tours are starting, and everywhere, Alaska is in bloom with tons of activities; the perfect time for a website launch, wouldn’t you say? That’s right, only 21 days until AKontheGO sports a new look, and you’re invited to watch it all happen […]

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! […]