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 […]

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 […]

Frightfully-Fantastic-Fun-Friday: It’s Halloween at AKontheGO!

Let the kids sleep in a bit while you peruse our absolutely incredible lineup of Halloween weekend activities. The combination of learning and fun just sends me to the moon this year; or, at least, to the pantry for a little Milky Way pick-me-up. Especially after looking at this photo (above) of AK Dad making […]

Planning Ahead for a “Howl-ween” to Remember in Alaska

While the traditional neighborhood march a’la costume is indeed alive and well in Alaska (AK Kid can attest to that), many popular tourist attractions double their efforts for unique Halloween celebrations that capture the required amount of spookiness with a little learning thrown in alongside those candy bars and fruit snacks. Visiting the 49th state […]

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 […]

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, […]

AK Fam Delighted By Autumn in Fairbanks

“Yes, but isn’t fall in Fairbanks just a bit boring?” This from a friend who had never attempted a northern trip to the Golden Heart City in any season other than summer. Truth be told, we hadn’t visited Fairbanks in autumn yet, either, so our mid-September journey was a bit of an unknown. I had […]

Getting Wild in Alaska: Critter Viewing With Kids

I’m home now after a magical visit to Hallo Bay Bear Camp on the shores of Katmai National Park, and the afterglow from close encounters of the bruin kind still has me in daze. This was AK Mom’s getaway; my “momcation” if you will, with nothing kid-friendly about a weekend spent stalking bears with my […]

Cycling Southeast is Easy With Alaska Bicycle Tours and Sockeye Cycle

You remember the first time you climbed on your little bicycle and wobbled away without the assistance of a grownup, don’t you? I sure do; it was an orange, banana-seated Schwinn job, and I loved it. For kids, the allure of freedom via two-wheeler is a huge rite of passage, and now, with a big […]

AKontheGO’s “No Labor” – Labor Day Suggestions

Ahh, Labor Day in Alaska. Cool temperatures, yellow leaves, and kids as squirrely as, yes, squirrels. After you’ve slept in this morning and filled up on coffee, take a few of our Labor Day family fun suggestions for an excellent day spent exploring the great outdoors, Alaska-style. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: Open! Right now is […]

A Golden Welcome to Alaska’s Capital City

From the second our Alaska Airlines 737-400 thumped upon the tarmac of Juneau’s airport, the day was shrouded in gray. Gray, but not dismal. Not by a long shot. AK Fam’s two-week land and sea excursion through the scenic Inside Passage area of southeast Alaska began today with our arrival in Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. […]