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 […]

Fun in the Sun! Alaska Gears Up for Father’s Day Weekend

I’m blinded by the light……can’t. see. After a week of gloom, things look pretty darned cheerful outside southcentral Alaska this morning. This is more like it, and just in time for Summer Solstice, too. Fun Friday has arrived again, courtesy of Alaska Center for Pediatrics, caring for kids like yours and mine since 1982. It’s […]

Kids and Bears and Your Alaskan Adventure

There are two things I learned last week from the 2nd annual “Bear Safety For Families” Class sponsored by AKontheGO and held at Campbell Creek Science Center, the best outdoor education facility in Anchorage. One: The more I know about bears, their behavior, habits, and habitats, the better. Two: The more I learn about bears, […]

Remembering the Fallen: Memorial Day in Southcentral Alaska

Alaska is a state with deep ties to the military. From WWII to present day, service men and women have defended our country and lives with the utmost in dedication, and sometimes with the ultimate sacrifice. Today is Memorial Day, and rather than provide AKontheGO readers with a list of the best picnic spots or […]

Anchorage Planet Walk An Out of This World Idea

Nothing sends my kids into whine mode faster than AK Dad and I suggesting a “walk”, as if the mere idea of random strolling with no agenda other than enjoying our worldly surroundings would scar them for life. Please. I like walks. I like the strolling, the flower-smelling, dog-petting, nowhere to go in particular part […]

A Sunny Fun Friday!

A very sunshine-y Fun Friday to you all! This is the weekend when Alaska “officially” opens for the summer season, and what a day to kick off another fabulous season of exploring the 49th state. AKontheGO has been working frantically (but happily) in search of the finest in family fun this weekend; from birds to […]

Lifting Me Higher: Mother’s Day Weekend in Valdez

It’s not the average Mother’s Day weekend, I’ll admit. Peering into the guts of an Alaskan bush airplane and schmoozing with Carhartt-clad pilots while noshing on a cheeseburger at tarmac’s edge. But I’ll be a monkey’s mother if it wasn’t one of the best three days I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing with my […]

Fun Friday Rocks for Celebrating Mothers and Spring

There is so much information to share today regarding the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend of special events, activities, and outdoor fun that we’re going to take a different tack; instead of listing events by day, we’re going to list by category, giving your family a chance to choose by interest. It goes without saying, however, […]

Flying High to Valdez, AKontheGO’s Numero Uno

Only two more days until AK Fam packs up and heads toward the beautiful fjords and scenic vistas of our 2010 Numero Uno destination, Valdez. Yes, we’re going, even though snow still rests upon the towering mountains and mud predominates hiking trails and yards; because it’s springtime, and AK Fam, like most Alaskans, is jumping […]

Big Wild Wednesday!

Let’s just start things off talking about coffee. After all, it is nearly 4 p.m. and I have still not received the promised “get up and go” from my first four cups. Sheesh. I should have brewed up a pot of that new, signature coffee co-designed by the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kaladi […]

Native Youth Olympics a Cultural Opportunity for Visitors

One cannot go wrong exploring the richness of Alaska’s Native people. It is the rare tour that does not take at least a brief look into the many indigenous groups possessing traditions going back thousands of years and setting the stage for Alaska’s past, present, and future. In fact, so much of our state’s heritage […]