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 […]

AKontheGO Weekend Winners for October 1!

Who’s looking out their window this morning and seeing snow atop the mountains? Yep, we are, too. Here we go, everyone, time to hustle our bustle and keep heading outdoors with the kids, and we’ve got some super family-friendly events to share, courtesy of our friends at Alaska Center for Pediatrics in Anchorage. Fairbanks, you […]

Leaf-Peeping In Alaska? Sure Thing!

Just look at it out there; pouring rain chilling even me this morning. Autumn is here, and overnight, it seems, the birch and cottonwood trees are flushing yellow. Right now is the perfect time to pack up the family and take a weekend road trip before snow falls and leaves become but a musty memory […]

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 […]

Easy Strolls Around Alaska

Despite what tourism brochures might imply, Alaska is not just for the ardent hiker. Most 49th state communities possess at least one or two walking trails for easy family strolling. A lovely way to either unwind after a long day or inspire for a new one, Alaska is full of accessible, easily-navigatable pathways that beckon […]

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 […]

Fun Friday in Nature’s Own Theme Park

A funny realization hit me last night on the return flight from Southern California via jetBlue. After three days of Magic Kingdom, sunshine, and pampering by the good folks at Disney, I wanted to come home. In the same way legions of children lit up when Mickey or Cinderella came walking up to greet them […]

Take This Broken Wing….Activities For the Mobility-Compromised

There is nothing worse than a man with compromised mobility. AK Dad, a mere five days out from a devastating elbow injury and subsequent surgery after falling into a pothole with his bicycle, is already chafing for new surroundings other than the basement family room. “Never mind the lovely view, darling, or the Direct TV; […]

Anchorage Ski Train: Epic Journey Aboard the Alaska Railroad

I spent today trying to articulate to friends and family just how incredible, how amazing, how simply epic the Anchorage Ski Train truly is. For one solid day, participants of this annual event are immersed in Alaskana so special even most residents of the 49th state don’t often experience its wonder. We were lucky enough yesterday […]