Hatcher Pass Bed And Breakfast: Cabin life, simple

Right now our family is snuggled into Cabin #4 at Hatcher Pass Bed and Breakfast, enjoying the simple luxury of a Matanuska-Susitna Valley log cabin after a day of skiing this scenic, historic area.  Located along Palmer-Fishhook Road on the way to Hatcher Pass and Independence Mine State Historical Park, Hatcher Pass Bed and Breakfast […]

Pausing For Reflections: Exploring the Palmer Hay Flats

*This story appeared in the November 13, 2015 edition of the Alaska Dispatch News.* PALMER — Every time I cross the concrete bridge spanning Knik River, I say to myself, “Next time. Next time I’ll stop here.” “Here” is little Reflections Lake, on the fringe of the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, or simply […]

Matanuska Valley Farms Are a Harvest of Family Fun

by Mariah Brasher Everyone loves July with its sunshine and warmth. Newcomers and sourdoughs alike rejoice in December’s snow and shining aurora. But – I’m here to tell you – September is one of the most beautiful and busy months in Alaska, from Fairbanks to Juneau. While it’s easy to get caught up in the […]

Williams Reindeer Farm Provides an Early Mother’s Day Gift

Each spring, when the leaves are just beginning to unfurl, and robins twitter around in my backyard, I get a call from Denise at the Williams Reindeer Farm in Palmer. “Babies are on the way, when would you like to come out?” I love babies of any species, but there’s just something so endearing about […]

Celebrate Independence Day at Alaska’s Independence Mine State Park

With a name fitting the holiday, the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Valley’s Independence Mine State Historical Park is a wonderful place to spend the 4th of July. Families, especially, will enjoy the combination of great views, safe spaces, and a bit of a history lesson, too. Located near the top of Hatcher Pass, among the blooming wildflowers […]

An Alaska Family-Fun Friday: Fall Arrives With a Whisper

Did any other Alaskans wake up this morning to a furnace kicking on? AK Fam sure did, nestled as close to the Chugach Mountains as we are. Leaves are beginning to turn the merest shade of yellow, and the kids are back in school, so it must be time to  share our top weekend picks […]

Family Fun Friday in Alaska, and a Travelgram Podcast

Summer travel in Alaska is heating up, AKontheGO’ers! The cruise ships are in, tours are starting, and everywhere, Alaska is in bloom with tons of activities; the perfect time for a website launch, wouldn’t you say? That’s right, only 21 days until AKontheGO sports a new look, and you’re invited to watch it all happen […]

Yahoo, MatSu! Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley Worth a Stop

Welcome to Travel Tuesday and another stop along the beautiful byways of Alaska. In honor of our Alaska Travelgram Show guest, Casey Ressler from the MatSu Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, we’re going to sing a few praises for this huge region of outdoor recreation just north of Anchorage. I’ll admit it <raising hand>, I have […]

Alaska Railroad Transports AKontheGO To a Winter Wonderland in Talkeetna

Sometimes, getting there is half the fun. In the case of the Alaska Railroad Aurora Winter Train, it might appear that getting there could be all the fun, judging by the highjinks of AK Fam. All aboard?Absolutely. A popular way to see Alaska during the lush, green, summer months, the Alaska Railroad banks on high […]

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 […]

AKontheGO’s Weekend Winners

AKontheGO may be working the travel biz down here in Juneau at the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s annual convention, but we still have your lineup of super family-friendly activities for the upcoming weekend. Remember that you can post your own event or activity via the “Calendar of Events” tab (above), or by sending us an […]