Alaska On the Go with You Tube!

Did you know AKontheGO has its own YouTube channel? Yes indeed, right HERE you can see AK Mom spinning sideways down the tubing hill at Arctic Valley Ski Area, watch a very patient mama brown bear feed her hungry cubs, or witness the bumps and jumps of a Major Marine boat during a glacier and […]

AKontheGO: 2012 in Pictures

It’s easy to capture the beautiful in Alaska, and with 2012 turning the final corner this evening, we’d like to share some of our most memorable moments with you, the readers who keep us “on the go,” all the time. May 2013 be full of precious moments, wonderful people, and exciting adventures. Thanks for sticking […]

Alaska’s Crazy Weather: How We Cope

Button up, buttercups. Alaska’s nutty summer (?) has reached its end. Today is the autumnal equinox; time to bring in garden produce and rake the leaves. Oh, wait. I don’t have any leaves, because a mighty wind blew them away. Come to think of it, I don’t have produce, either, because it never got warm […]

What Does 9/11 Teach Us About Family Travel?

On this day each year, I reflect back to a time when family travel looked decidedly different. Back to open gate areas in airports, when arriving or departing meant loved ones in our midst. Back to an open, spontaneous travel lifestyle, and back to conversations with my children that didn’t involve terms like “TSA,” or […]

Exploring Alaska Ports of Call – On Your Own

It’s a cruiser’s world in southeast Alaska during the summer months, there’s no denying. From the second a passenger’s shoe hits the dock, it’s go, go, go – see, see, see the “best of Alaska” in five hours or less. I love cruising, I really do, and I appreciate the industry’s efforts to get passengers […]

Life Up Here: AK Fam’s World

Many of you have asked what we do when we’re not trotting around the nation’s largest state with camera, laptop, and kid in tow. It’s a fair question, given that most of the correspondence people have with AK Fam tends to focus on travel and recreation for visitors. Do we even have a life? As […]