EXTRA: Club 49 and a Partnership For Better Communication!

BIG NEWS! In case you have been busy with other things and missed yesterday’s big announcement regarding Alaska Airlines’ launch of their brand new benefit program for residents of Alaska, we’re proud to be the Alaska family travel website to crack the code for readers, explaining “The Club” in a bit more detail. As a […]

AK Fam’s Weekend Winners, and SNOW?

Oh, mercy, was that indeed a snowflake I saw floating on the chilly breeze this afternoon?? Looks like Old Mom Winter (that’s what we call it, anyway) is about to come calling. Perfect timing, families, for a little weekend fun with the kiddos. Our weekend o’ harvest fun is proudly sponsored by the ever-supportive Alaska […]

Leaf-Peeping In Alaska? Sure Thing!

Just look at it out there; pouring rain chilling even me this morning. Autumn is here, and overnight, it seems, the birch and cottonwood trees are flushing yellow. Right now is the perfect time to pack up the family and take a weekend road trip before snow falls and leaves become but a musty memory […]

A Cosmic Fun Friday From Homer!

AK Fam is resting comfortably now after a heart-stopping tsunami warning that sent our cozy cottage of family and friends scrambling up the hill Thursday evening. Poor AK Kid, he was just settling down for the night when we rousted him, sleeping bag and all, and stuffed him into the truck. I think this calls […]

CIRI Alaska Tourism Shows Off A Beautiful World

Navigating the many options for Alaska day cruises, tours, and multi-itinerary experiences can be confusing. Knowing where, when, and how to approach this popular avenue of 49th state tourism is as important to one’s family as it is to one’s wallet. With day cruises in running the gamut of 2-9 hour excursions into wildlife and […]

Wassup Wednesday? Important Dates and Places in Alaska

I’m just not sure if it could possibly get any gloomier and/or chillier outside this morning. Really. Even the flowers are shivering. Wednesday, June 15 is a good day to rehash and regroup during a busy summer, so that’s just what we’re gonna do. Important dates and events to remember, that sort of thing… FIRST: […]

Easy Strolls Around Alaska

Despite what tourism brochures might imply, Alaska is not just for the ardent hiker. Most 49th state communities possess at least one or two walking trails for easy family strolling. A lovely way to either unwind after a long day or inspire for a new one, Alaska is full of accessible, easily-navigatable pathways that beckon […]

Must-Have Items for Alaska Day Cruising With Kids

Ninety feet never seemed so small as when navigating the slippery, narrow deck of a day cruise boat. What initially appeared to be a looming fortress of tourism at the dock in town quickly morphs into a fast-moving speck upon Alaska’s chilly water, and we parents are now responsible for our little wildlife or glacier-watchers […]

Family Camp: Alaskans Share Their Favorite Campgrounds

Who better to review Alaska campgrounds than real, live Alaskans? We asked, they responded, and now we’re sharing it with you. The 49th state is full of campgrounds and unofficial campsites that, believe it or not, fill up quickly with locals and visitors during the summer months. Between fishing season and tourist season, finding a […]

Take This Broken Wing….Activities For the Mobility-Compromised

There is nothing worse than a man with compromised mobility. AK Dad, a mere five days out from a devastating elbow injury and subsequent surgery after falling into a pothole with his bicycle, is already chafing for new surroundings other than the basement family room. “Never mind the lovely view, darling, or the Direct TV; […]

Fun, Fun, and More Fun This Friday!

Welcome to the long weekend, AKontheGO’ers! It’s here, it’s snowing, and it’ a great three days (four, if your kids are out of school today) for rollicking, rolling, outdoor fun. We’re just brimming with recreational bounty today, courtesy of the great folks who remember to send event and activity updates to our calendar email, togoak.com. […]