Alaska Kayak School Brings More Classes to Anchorage

Hey, lookie here: Alaska Kayak School and owner Tom Pogson of Homer are returning to Anchorage every month for more classes in the art of sea kayaking. AND, Tom says, they are also hosting another wildly popular Youth Skills Development class! If you have a kid ages 9-13, there is no better class to learn […]

This is for the Alaska Girls

We all know that Alaska girls kick some serious you-know-what when it comes to outdoor sports, and Nordic skiing is no exception. Anchorage leads the way for girl-dom with its already famous Ski for Women event, held on Super Bowl Sunday every year. We dress up in funny costumes and ski our little hearts out […]

AKontheGO Ho Ho: A Gift Guide For Discerning Parents

It wouldn’t be Christmas without socks and underwear, right? There is no better season or reason for giving the gift of warm and toasty to the little ones we love, and since all of you who read this blog are dedicated to the cause of kids and the great outdoors, AKontheGO is happy to provide […]

Getting Children Outdoors: Go Wild!

Mark this date down in red pen, parents and caregivers: Thursday, November 12, 7 p.m., Spenard Recreation Center. It’s an evening for an informative, important message about getting our kids outside and off the couch. Martin LeBlanc of the Children and Nature Network will be in Anchorage to speak to the value of allowing our […]

Have an Out of House Experience

AK Fam loves people who cherish the outdoors as much as we. My new friend, Jen Aist, author of both the Wilderness for Kids web site and forthcoming book, has this to say as an AKontheGO guest post-er. Jen is a lactation specialist at Providence Alaska Medical Center, and also teaches classes covering everything from […]