Motion Misery: Helping Kids Cope

A rather desperate AKontheGO Mom called me the other day and asked if AK Kid had ever experienced motion sickness. It seems her daughter, five, has trouble in varying degrees upon varying modes of transportation, and she, a traveling mama, was nearing her wits end. Fortunately for our little family, no one seems to have […]

Family Travel: Be Afraid or Be Aware? It’s Your Choice

Fear. The word bumped up a notch this week in parent circles thanks to a recent State Department Travel Alert for the entire continent of Europe. One stinking little word packing a big punch among moms and dads within the realm of what we choose to do or not do while traveling with our kids. […]

Eagle River Nature Center Has Great Weekend on Tap

Good news, parents and visitors to Alaska. There is one more bear safety workshop to attend this summer, in case you missed the spectacular Bear Safety for Families  in June.  Show up on Sunday, August 8 at Eagle River Nature Center for a great presentation at 2 p.m. The class is FREE, but there is a […]

Bear Safety for Families: Notes and News

Thanks to all who attended our Bear Safety for Families class last night at Campbell Creek Science Center. It was a great evening just full of useful information about staying safe while recreating with our kids. About 40 people showed up to listen to Bear Instructors Elizabeth Manning of the AK Dept. of Fish and […]

Anchorage 411

As parents, we know that traveling with kids means snafus. Lots and lots of them, even. Forgotten items, lost stuffed animals, missing clothing; you name it, we’ve had it happen, right down to the underwear we forgot to pack for oldest AK Kid one summer. Oops. While attending a spring tourism event last week, I […]

AKontheGO Brings You Bear Safety

Here are all the details for the amazing “Bear Safety for Families” class being held on Wednesday, June 2 at the Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage from 7-9 p.m. This class is an excellent opportunity for parents, caregivers, teachers, camp counselors; anyone who works with or for children. Taught cooperatively by Colleen Carlson of  the Bureau of Land Management, […]

Anchorage “Bear Aware” Classes

Here they are, as promised! Attending at least one of these great classes and lectures offered by the Anchorage Bear Committee will go a long way towards appreciating the bruins who call the greater Anchorage area home, and hopefully alleviating some of the related anxiety in the process… April 15, May 6, June 17, and […]

Be ‘Bear Aware’

Here we go, parents, teachers, and any adult that has or works with children on a regular basis. AKontheGO, in cooperation with the Alaska Botanical Garden, This Arctic Life, and the Campbell Creek Science Center, is so very pleased to offer a ‘Bear Safety and Awareness’ class for just for you on Wednesday, June 2 […]

Get Those Running Feet Ready!

Pavement is here, pavement is here! Who’d have thought that a little bit of blacktop could create such excitement, but for those among us (kids included) who run, it means the advent of another exciting season crusing the roads and trails around Alaska. I never thought I’d raise a family of runners, but both kids (#1, […]

AKontheGO Heads to Eagle River This Weekend!

We’re excited about Saturday! AKontheGO and partner-presenter Jennifer Aist will be kicking off spring and summer activities with a 2 p.m. class called “Outdoors and On the Go: Sharing Nature With Children” at Eagle River Nature Center. Jen is the author of “Babes in the Woods”, a soon-t0-be-released book about getting the youngest family members out […]

Function Trumps Fashion, or, What (Not) to Wear

You gotta know what and what not to wear up here. In preparation for a visit from my siblings and children this summer, I am compiling a list of items for SisIL and Bro to remember for their 10-day sojourn to the Great North with their two children, ages four and two. It will be a trip to […]