Oxygen and Octane Coming to Anchorage!

AKontheGO Fam loves to investigate new ways of having fun in Alaska, and this weekend is going to provide the perfect method to our madness… Alaska Coast magazine, staunch supporters of AKontheGO, is sponsoring its second Oxygen and Octane outdoor expo October 16-18 at the gorgeous Dena’ina Convention center in downtown Anchorage. It’s 50,000 square […]

AKontheGO’s Gear Swap Sweep

And so it begins, AKontheGO’ers; this weekend begins the annual rush to gear up for winter fun in Alaska. The first two of probably many gear swaps and sales have crossed my email path, but before I list their locations, here are our best tips for getting the most out of your favorite used-gear sale… […]

Get Wild at Alaska’s Only Wildlife Conservation Center

Animals play a valuable role in Alaska’s visitor industry. Big or small, land or sea-based, critters are the numero-uno reason a lot of people want to make the journey up north. AK Fam’s most popular questions from visiting family and friends center not around our health and well-being, but on the potential for spotting wildlife […]

Visit Alaska in the Fall?

Yes, travelers, fall is the perfect time to visit Alaska. There is a big push to entice visitors to the 49th State during what used to be called the “Shoulder Season”. We here at AKontheGO are not calling it that anymore; opting instead for “All Season” travel. Yes? Autumn in Alaska is short, so the […]

Twice the Bouncin’ Fun in Anchorage

Happy Monday, AKontheGoer’s! We celebrated our first full week of preschool with an afternoon of bouncing within the newest Bouncin’ Bears facility, located at 901 E. Dimond Boulevard. We at AK Fam always go on Mondays; owner Steve Simpson has his $5 Monday at each of the two Anchorage sites, and for us, this is […]

Anchorage Museum Presents Events and New Exhibits

The folks at the Anchorage Museum are going full-speed ahead with new exhibits to tempt kids of all ages this Fall. Sarah Henning, Public Relations Coordinator for the newly-renovated, top-of-the-line facility sent me a press release announcing the two newest exhibits; “Science in Toyland” and “Artists at Play”, both of which open Saturday, September 19. […]

Fun Friday and Early Autumn Fun; it’s all here…

Attention parents of children who are either itching to get back to school or lamenting the fact that they are already there; it’s the beginning of an Alaskan autumn and time to find some new stuff to do. This weekend actually is a long one; we could call it a weekend of Fun Fridays. Here’s […]

Anchorage Alaska: Fun Friday Listing

Whooeee, how the heck did it get to be Friday already? More than that, how the heck did it get to be the middle of August, when most kids in Anchorage are fretting and fussing over the fact that school begins next week? Yikes, we’d better get out and about while we still can. Lucky […]

Alyeska Resort: “Pure Alaska” for Late Summer Fun

Oh boy, I almost had to turn the heat on this morning. Not quite, but almost. Temperatures are falling lower and lower at night, so now’s the time to enjoy late summer excitement at one of AKontheGO’s favorite day-tripping spots. Especially now. Alyeska Resort, a skiing mecca for schussers and shredders from Anchorage and a […]

Eklutna is More Than Just a Lake

Hey everybody, the rain has finally stopped and the sun is back out (sort of). Time to head outside this weekend and see some more of the best in Native Alaskan history. While many visitors to Alaska make a trip to see the Alaska Native Heritage Center at the end of Muldoon road in East […]

All Clammed Up

At least it wasn’t raining. That’s how we characterized our early a.m. start for a morning of digging bivalves at little hidey-hole Whiskey Gulch. Really, the place should be be called “Whiskey Gulp”, for the dirt road leading down to the beach some 20 miles north of Homer, is steep, deep, and on a bad […]