Deal Alert! Prince William Sound Cruise

Hey, remember the Prince William Sound jaunt we recommended a month or so ago because kids were free? Happy day, CIRI Tours and Cruises  is doing it again, with the Kids Cruise Free Encore, now through September 12, 2010. For every adult who purchases a ticket for the Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise, a child […]

Fun Happenings at Native Heritage Center on Monday

A hot tip for parents looking for something to do on Monday, August 2. The wonderful Alaska Native Heritage Center  is hosting any and all children at Kids’ Day, all day. Any kiddo age 18 or younger gets in FREE at the Center, located at the north end of Muldoon Road, near Bartlett High School. […]

Alaska Wildland Adventures is All That and More on the Kenai

With all the fishing going on down on the Kenai Peninsula these days, one would think there is no room for sightseeing. Shoulder-to-shoulder, lines out, fishermen and women are into some serious salmon time, and woe to the one who gets in the way. Or so I thought. AK Fam, during our explorations of Cooper […]

Friday on Wednesday: Early Birds Get the Fun

Hope we’re not messing with anybody’s internal calendars by posting Fun Friday on Wednesday, but since AK Fam is headed out today to the lovely Summit Lake Lodge, where internet and phone service will be sporadic (heavenly!), we thought an update would be in order today. So worry not, it is indeed only Wednesday, but […]

Alaska Travelgram Does the Deals

Well, he doesn’t do the deals, he just lists them, so I don’t have to. Who am I talking about? My travel bud Scott McMurren, that guy I’m allowed to play radio with every Tuesday on KUDO AM 1080. Scott has this thing about low airfares and finding the best of the best for his […]

Military Families Receive FREE Museum Admission All Summer!

Military? Know a family who is? Take advantage of FREE admission this summer to several museums around the state, beginning this weekend in celebration of Memorial Day. Sponsored by the Blue Star Families organization, a group dedicated to ensuring the emotional health and well-being of our service members and their spouses and children, Free Museum Summer is […]

Punch Your Ticket to Fun

We budget-conscious parents are always looking for a deal, yes? The Alaska Railroad offers a number of discounts and deals to families who take the train around the 49th state. For example, in the Great Alaskan TourSaver, AKRR offers a 2-for-1 deal on their Denali Star trip from Anchorage to Talkeetna, either one way or round […]

Come Fly With Me

Whenever AKontheGO hears that little tune, we know there’s something in the air besides a plane. Scott McMurren, our favorite travel guru at Alaskatravelgram has worked dilligently to decipher the fast-dropping spring and summer airfares on Alaska’s biggest airline. First they were up, then they were down, then they were down further. Thank goodness for Scott; […]

Monday Morning Review

It’s a good thing it’s Monday. This AK Fam wore itself out over the weekend with parties and hikes and sunshine in every corner of our world. We need to go back to work and school just to recover. Right now I’m sitting in my living room (with new fancy floors to boot), sipping coffee and […]

A “Super Sunday” at Hillberg Ski Area

With AK Dad living it up in Portland this week, AK Kid and I declined the usual offers for Super Bowl viewing parties and instead made tracks to Hillberg Ski Area on Elmendorf Air Force base. No, we are not a military family, but the great thing about Anchorage and Alaska is that many people one […]

An Oasis in Anchorage

No, no, not that other ‘Oasis’ where people are splashing around in the water and such. I’m talking about a real, bonafide oasis, right here in the ice-laden, white world of which we Alaskans are frankly growing a little weary. After years of driving by Russian Jack Springs Park off DeBarr road in northeast Anchorage, […]