Experience Alaska’s Spring With Your Family: Good Deals and Great Fun

As with any vacation, timing is everything. Personally, if I’m going to shell out big bucks to embark on an epic journey with my family, I want to be darned sure I’ve done some homework, season-wise. There are many reasons; weather, cost, attractions – the list goes on and on, and especially in Alaska. While […]

Snowshoeing Alaska: No Experience Required

Got your hippety-hop on, this morning? You’ll sure need it to get anywhere in the 49th state, lately. There’s more snow than most of us have seen in a long time, and aside from shoveling it all into an enormous cone-shaped configuration in the front yard, one activity in particular comes to mind – snowshoeing. […]

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 […]

Travel Tuesday Jingle Bell-ery in Alaska!

The official countdown has begun for another holiday season of good cheer in the 49th state, and AKontheGO is ready! We’re so ready, in fact, I guarantee you’ll be a’clicking away at our links below to see what sorts of travel-related goodies are in store for you. First, though, I must share a bonus photo […]

Passports With Purpose: Changing Lives, One Book At a Time

Books are magic. They teach, they heal, they make us grow. Without their nourishment of brain and soul, our bodies might not ever become what we so desperately desire. A book, one single book, can mean the difference between merely existing on this earth, or thriving within it. I truly believe that. I read books […]

Great Deals and Great Fun in Alaska: TourSaver 2012 and the Sitka Podcast!

It’s like Christmas in the AKontheGO office this morning! Not only is the sun rising behind the snowy Chugach foothills (yes, and before 10 a.m., still), but we have a sleigh-full of information about travel in the 49th state. Love it! Did you catch the Alaska Travelgram Show (here’s the podcast, btw) yesterday? Guest Tonia […]

Celebrate 49th State Aviation History at the Alaska Air Museum

Flying in Alaska is as natural as breathing. Even the state’s smallest residents, by virtue of location, are seasoned air travelers by the time they start school. Airplanes dominate the skyscape as often as birds, especially in Anchorage, where the nation’s busiest seaplane port, Lake Hood, sees hundreds of take-offs and landings every day. Ted […]

EXTRA: Club 49 and a Partnership For Better Communication!

BIG NEWS! In case you have been busy with other things and missed yesterday’s big announcement regarding Alaska Airlines’ launch of their brand new benefit program for residents of Alaska, we’re proud to be the Alaska family travel website to crack the code for readers, explaining “The Club” in a bit more detail. As a […]

EXTRA: Ski Swap Season is Upon Us!

As long as we’re talking about skiing, and of course we are these days, we are happy to provide you all with a little listing of upcoming swaps where you and your ever-growing children can gear up for under a million dollars. We love these events; always fun, always exciting, and always where one can […]

Fabulous Fall Activities in Southcentral Alaska

Frost is on the pumpkins here in Alaska; time to break out the hats, mittens, and boots for an autumn of outdoor family fun! With the proper gear, visitors to the 49th state can enjoy a full harvest of family travel, even if the thermometer reads “FREEZING.” Below is a list of AKontheGO’s top picks […]

AK Fam Delighted By Autumn in Fairbanks

“Yes, but isn’t fall in Fairbanks just a bit boring?” This from a friend who had never attempted a northern trip to the Golden Heart City in any season other than summer. Truth be told, we hadn’t visited Fairbanks in autumn yet, either, so our mid-September journey was a bit of an unknown. I had […]