Alaska Earthquake 2018: What it did, and didn’t do

Our family’s Alaska earthquake story from Friday, November 30 sounds similar to that of so many others. Got kid out of bed, fed kid, packed lunches, drank coffee, dropped kid at school (argued with said kid, 14, about whether or not he had to say “I love you, too), drove off.  I drove off, like […]

On Flying Alaska: Reflections, reminders, and responsibility

In the wake of a fatal plane crash involving a well-respected flightseeing company, would-be passengers should be aware of their role in small-plane safety while flying in Alaska. Last November I climbed aboard a small airplane on the tarmac of Talkeetna’s small airstrip, bound for Denali’s Sheldon Amphitheatre and a few days of winter adventuring. […]

Great Gear: MyCharge AdventureUltra a great choice

For all my drum-banging for unplugging the family during outdoor adventures, there is an exception when it comes to certain things. I don’t often review gear, but when MyCharge sent along the AdventureUltra just as we (and some friends) were headed out for a multi-day camping trip, I grabbed the box at the last second […]

Neutrogena and AKontheGO Team Up For Safe Sun Protection

This is a post sponsored by Neutrogena, a leader in skin care and protection.  Skin cancer was not on the radar of my parents when I was a kid growing up in the 1970s. The application of ‘suntan’ lotion was designed to increase the sun-browned look many people equated with healthy children. Imagine. Fast-forward to […]

Alaska History Means Drilling For Tsunami Danger

by Erin Kirkland One June evening in 2011 our family had just settled in after a busy day exploring the beaches of Homer, Alaska. Ever been to Homer? It’s got a sandy beach near the “Old Town” section that we like to walk from our rental cottage and play on the driftwood or dig for treasures […]

Icebug Glava a Shoe to Walk With

An AKontheGO gear review.  Walkin’ in a winter wonderland…. Or – I wish I was. Alaska’s winter 2016 seems to be off to a sluggish start with little snow and lots of ice. I don’t need my -40 snow boots. I do need something to fit the in between season we seem to be stuck […]

Wings For Autism Gives Anchorage Parents Comfort

The families arrived at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport late Saturday morning for their pre-flight check. Most were smiling, a few toted backpacks and stuffed animals, but all were ready and determined to see the day through, regardless of the perceived or actual challenges they might face. Welcome to Wings For Autism, a national initiative […]

AT&T Keeps Families Connected

This is a sponsored post for AT&T. AKontheGo and Erin Kirkland received products for reviewing purposes.  After a summer spent cruising the roadways of Alaska’s highways and byways with AK Kid, I have a new appreciation for modes of communication that provide not just an element of amusement and connection, but safety as well. 4,000 […]

ALERT: Denali’s Savage River Camping and Hiking Affected by Bear

A sub-adult brown bear in the Savage River area of Denali National Park has learned about humans in the wrong way, resulting in closures in and around this popular area of the park. Last weekend, a hiker was followed, then followed more aggressively, by the young bear, during which time the hiker tossed a backpack […]

Shoulder Season Bear Safety for Families

There is little doubt remaining that Earth has experienced warmer winters than anything previously recorded. With this notable change in temperature comes variable and sometimes confusing behavior patterns of the planet’s creatures, and in Alaska, that means everything from birds to bears could reappear from migration or hibernation earlier than usual, or, not hibernate at […]

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 […]