Packing and Playing Alaska With Kids

Fact: kids + comfort = vacation happiness. Comfort, of course, is achieved not just in a physical sense, but an emotional one as well, and when accomplished, makes complete sense.  In a previous posts I’ve discussed the value of appropriate gear when planning a trip to Alaska with kids. On the AKontheGO home page, you […]

Make-A-Wish Alaska, AKontheGO, and Steam Dot Coffee Team Up for Kids

Make-A-Wish is known for their big things. Bat Kid saved San Francisco, Hannah rode in an Iditarod musher’s sled, and Ellie became a princess. It’s easy to support big things, for they are bold and visible and easily recognized, which makes us feel good. But Make-A-Wish has a state full of children whose “Wish to […]

Make-A-Wish Foundation and AKontheGO Team Up for Wish Week 2013!

If I happened to be a government official, I’d start tomorrow with a proclamation: “Whereas, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington is the coolest organization around,   Whereas, their efforts to provide meaningful experiences for children with life-threatening illnesses and result in sparkling eyes, gleeful hugs, and incredible journeys,    Whereas, the community of […]

Make-A-Wish Alaska Washington Thank You: Wish Kid dream fulfilled

I am simply stunned by the amount of positive support for Make-A-Wish Kid Hannah, today. Signs downtown, signs along the trail, signs at the finish line  – THIS is why we love Alaska, and this is why our family is committed to organizations promoting the outdoors, kids, and the 49th state. Hannah and #38 musher […]

Support Make-A-Wish Kid Hannah! (Shhhh, it’s a surprise)

This is going to be a fast post, AKontheGO friends, because I don’t want Wish Kid Hannah to catch on to our idea. See, I spent yesterday with Hannah and her incredible family, and it became evident right away that this kid is one cool cat. Hannah has wanted to learn about mushing since she […]