Fun Friday in Alaska: It’s Looking a Lot Like Christmas!

Dashing through the snow, ho, ho, ho, and mistletoe! Welcome to another beautiful Fun Friday in Alaska, courtesy of Alaska Center for Pediatrics, caring for kiddos since 1982. This weekend is FULL, folks. So full, in fact, I’m not even sure Santa could keep up, much less a coffee-deprived mother from Anchorage who is still […]

Travelgram Recap and Upcoming Veterans Day Hotspots

Yesterday’s Alaska Travelgram Show (Podcast HERE) was a fabulous hour of travel power. Not only was Scott McMurren reporting live from the Emerald City of Seattle, giving us the 411 on where to stay and play during the late-autumn months, but in the studio with moi was Eileen Floyd of the Alaska Zoo with tons […]

Frightfully-Fantastic-Fun-Friday: It’s Halloween at AKontheGO!

Let the kids sleep in a bit while you peruse our absolutely incredible lineup of Halloween weekend activities. The combination of learning and fun just sends me to the moon this year; or, at least, to the pantry for a little Milky Way pick-me-up. Especially after looking at this photo (above) of AK Dad making […]

Important Alaska Family Travel Updates!

It’s been a full week of hot travel scoops and interesting information coming to AKontheGO, and today’s blog post is bursting with good stuff your family needs to know. For instance, our Calendar of Events is nicely packaged for autumn, with a drifting of snowflakes for winter’s arrival. Check it out and find something fun […]

AKontheGO Gets Set to Sail for Southeast Alaska

Make ready the sails, AK Fam is on headed south with the turning tides! AK Kid has packed his essentials; Spiderman costume, swim goggles, race cars, and a Darth Vader action figure, I’ve managed to smuggle a zippered bag or two of Cliff Bars, and AK Dad is still wrestling with his various assorted physical […]

A ‘Beary’ Fun Friday! Critters Take Center Stage This Weekend

Bears are a major focus of our weekend plans, thanks to a big festival in Eagle River and a new tour option happening at a favorite family destination. This is AKontheGO’s last Fun Friday in Anchorage for a while as we pack up and head south to the Inside Passage for our two-week Alaska Marine […]

Wednesday Wrap-Up! K2, Travelgram Show, and More…

Here I go again. Home from Homer, then back on the road to Salt Lake City in the early a.m. I’m off to visit Big AK Kid who is anxiously awaiting a return to Alaska where he’ll make tracks to Fairbanks and his senior year of high school, god willing. So, mom makes her own […]

Wassup Wednesday? Important Dates and Places in Alaska

I’m just not sure if it could possibly get any gloomier and/or chillier outside this morning. Really. Even the flowers are shivering. Wednesday, June 15 is a good day to rehash and regroup during a busy summer, so that’s just what we’re gonna do. Important dates and events to remember, that sort of thing… FIRST: […]

Go Wild With an RV Adventure

For those who missed yesterday’s fabulous Alaska Travelgram Show and special guest Cindy Draper of ABC Motorhome & Car Rentals can be found HERE. RV travel in Alaska is both big business and big fun, and Cindy did a great job outlining all the ways a family can enjoy road-trippin’ the 49th state. AKontheGO has […]

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 […]

Links and Posts: A Primer to Family Travel Fun

Am I the only one just itching for summer? Must be the weather: sunny skies, melting snow, and oodles of kidlets outside on their bikes. The most glorious sound to AK Dad and I has to be the shouts of kids playing outside, riding through mud puddles, and generally making merry during an Alaskan springtime. […]