The Value of Theatre For Family Travel

The very first stage production I can recall involved a dragon belching smoke and a lot of mosquitoes. It was the 1970’s and I was about four. My mother and a few other culturally-minded parents had taken a group of us to the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre and while I don’t remember much beyond the […]

10 Ways to Enjoy Winter in Alaska (a New Normal?)

For the second year in a row, January dawned with showery, warm, and windy weather that brought the concept of an Alaska winter to a screeching halt. Throughout the state, conditions have been wild and wacky, with fluctuating temperatures that are causing many residents and visitors to ask “Is this our new normal?” This afternoon […]

Hello, Kaleidoscape! Anchorage’s newest indoor play space ready to welcome kids

Behind this little gate is a bright, cheerful reminder of what childhood should be. Making messes and cleaning them up again. Finding a quiet corner to read a book. Meeting new friends and playing house. Drawing. Singing. Being a kid. Kaleidoscape is the newest Anchorage attraction to the “indoor playspace” concept of many Lower 48 […]

Fairbanks Museum Without Walls a Perfect Family Day

What fun to have AKontheGO correspondents across the state! Today we hear from Meadow Bailey of Fairbanks, PR pro and mom to two girls. Meadow and her crew are fans of the Fairbanks Children’s Museum, a “virtual museum” receiving rave reviews from Interior families. Why? Read Meadow’s review, and see if you don’t want to […]

Fall in Alaska Means Kid-Friendly Fun

While this weekend typically marks an end to another Alaska summer, plenty of family-friendly options remain for children and parents to explore, indoors and out. Whether vacationing in Alaska, or simply searching for a way to keep kids active, many attractions throughout the state are keeping their doors open for a little fall fun. Best […]

Family-Friendly Museums in Fairbanks, Alaska

Providence smiled upon me this Memorial Weekend as I explored every museum Fairbanks, Alaska had to offer. Bring it on. A slight advantage of traveling sans AK Kid was my ability to truly immerse my mom-self in as many of these historical examples of daily life, culture, and history of Interior Alaska as possible. It […]

Santa Claus House; Believe, In North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus and I have always had a bit of a tenuous relationship. As a child, I would spend the weeks before Christmas working myself into a frenzy of excitement, absorbing the essence of all things tinsel and holly. The night before Christmas, my brother, sister, and I would take turns begging my parents to […]

Visiting Alaska? Take the Kids to These Great Museums

With a windchill of -20 at AK Hacienda this morning, my thoughts are drifting to indoor family fun across the 49th state. Alaska is home to a bevy of beautiful and unique museums that are certain to inspire, teach, and entertain the entire family on a vacation north. I promise. JUNEAU: We visited the Juneau-Douglas […]

Fun Friday: Survivorman, Skiing, and Celebrating Alaska Native Heritage Day

Now I ask you, what kid wouldn’t like to spend a weekend in Alaska after reading a title like THAT? Yessiree, it’s Fun Friday at AKontheGO, time for another roundup of hot fun in the coolest state. Sit down, pour a cup of coffee to chase away the chill, and take notes, because this weekend’s […]

Celebrate 49th State Aviation History at the Alaska Air Museum

Flying in Alaska is as natural as breathing. Even the state’s smallest residents, by virtue of location, are seasoned air travelers by the time they start school. Airplanes dominate the skyscape as often as birds, especially in Anchorage, where the nation’s busiest seaplane port, Lake Hood, sees hundreds of take-offs and landings every day. Ted […]

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan a Perfect Stormy-Weather Stop

It was so delightful to hear my Travelgram cohost, Scott McMurren sloshing his way around Ketchikan during yesterday’s show. Lamenting the fact that he was weathered in and couldn’t go kayaking, even. Come now, Mr. McTravel, you know better than that; it’s Ketchikan, for gosh sakes, and everybody who goes there knows (or should now, […]