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 […]

Jumping Into 2011: Monday Morning News from AKontheGO

Gooood morning, AKontheGO’ers, 2011 is beginning in fine form with a review of our trip to Talkeetna to celebrate the New Year AK Fam-style, complete with enough firepower to make even my pyro-technic boys happy. We also have a few updates courtesy of my Alaska Travelgram Show cohort, Scott McMurren, who dug up the Top […]

AKontheGO’s Top Trips of 2010

You’ve been waiting and waiting for AK Fam to come up with our favorite places of 2010, I just know it. Thank you for your patience; the process has been complex, detailed, and involved serious discussion around the dinner table. It’s not easy deciphering a six year-old’s manner of deduction, after all, but we are […]

Fah Lah Lah Lah-Fun Friday!

Downy snowflakes are falling as I type this morning, the air is crisp, and I’m almost done with my Christmas shopping. I don’t think it gets much better than that. Plus, it’s Friday and Alaskan communities are buzzing with holiday cheer. Without further yackety-yacking from me, here you go, enjoy the snow and each other. […]

More About the Talkeetna Roadhouse

Wow, tons of you enjoyed listening to guest Trisha Costello on yesterday’s Alaska Travelgram Show! I did too, and frankly sat there with my mouth hanging open as she talked about Talkeetna, the precious Talkeetna Roadhouse, and those fantastic menu offerings at her little home-away-from-home up north. With all the interest generated from Trisha’s appearance […]

‘Dream a Dream’ with Musher Vern Halter

A dedicated AKontheGO’er recently shared with us her impressions of visiting Iditarod musher Vern Halter’s working sled dog compound just outside Houston, and I’m thinking this could be the next hot AK Fam fun tour. Dream a Dream Dog Farm, operated by Halter and his wife, Susan, have had their multi-faceted facility since 1998, and […]