Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area Gears Up for Winter

Sponsored content on behalf of Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau, Alaska by Steve SueWing “What do you do you do during the winter months?” is a common question summer visitors pose to year-round Alaska residents. In our Southeast Alaska home the answer is simple. “We ski Eaglecrest!” THE MOUNTAIN Located less than 30 minutes from […]

‘Discover Eaglecrest Day’ in Juneau and Get Ready to Ski

[Proudly sponsored by Eaglecrest Ski Area, an AKontheGO supporter since 2014] When we had to cancel our Spring Break trip to Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau last year, it was a blow. Not just to our family, who had been looking forward to schussing down hills, eating french fries, and making new friends. Rather, we […]

Make it a Day at Skagway’s Klondike Gold Fields

by Steve SueWing There’s gold in those Alaska hills! When news of gold discoveries in the Yukon Territory reached West Coast cities and beyond, the ‘Gold Rush’ of the late 1800’s was underway. Newcomers to Alaska arrived by the steamer-load, and the tiny town of Skagway, located a few hundred miles from state capital Juneau, quickly […]

Five Reasons to Love Southeast Alaska

Of the nearly two million people who venture to Alaska each year, about half of those travel through the southeast section, also known as the “panhandle,” “Inside Passage,” or simply “Southeast” to those of us who live, work, or play in within its lush, green landscape. What’s the attraction? Why are we, they, or any […]

Icy Strait Point: a cruise ship port with Alaska authenticity

The Southeast Alaska village of Hoonah is only 35 miles from capital city, Juneau, but it might as well be 350. Located on Chichagof Island among dense stands of Sitka spruce and thick patches of blueberries, Hoonah is home to about 700 people, most claiming Tlingit Native heritage. Tlingit people named Hoonah after the phrase […]

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month at Juneau’s Eaglecrest

[sponsored post] Learning to ski or snowboard can be one of the most rewarding, independence-granting activities of a lifetime, or, particularly for older kids and adults – one of the most frustrating. I was introduced to skis during early elementary school, but in an era of cost-cutting and parental instruction, didn’t take a lesson until […]

Must-Do Family Experiences in 2015: Southeast Alaska

The dawning of a new year marks a somewhat unofficial beginning of another busy Alaska tourist season, even if most of the hubub is found on the internet. January 1’s arrival means many travel industry vendors, parks, and services begin accepting reservations for the coming summer of Alaska adventure. If you’re one of the nearly […]

Eaglecrest Ski Area: Discover it this weekend!

I am simply thrilled, and I mean this, THRILLED, to have Eaglecrest Ski Area on board as the newest AKontheGO sponsor business. If you’re new to the AKontheGO family, let me explain why. Besides the fact that AK Kid thinks this place is the absolute bomb. AKontheGO is serious about our sponsors; we only select […]

Juneau for Free! (nearly)

Note: It’s great when I find other Alaska parents to chime in about their favorite kid-friendly activities. This week we’re hearing from Juneau resident Steve Sue Wing, a dad-blogger of two awesome little boys. Steve has some ideas for seeing Alaska’s capital city on the cheap, and we agree with him that it doesn’t take […]

It Takes a Village: Alaska small towns you won’t want to miss

I subscribe to the philosophy that small town life can be healthy for kids. Free-range mobility, a sense of community, and that “everyone is watching out for me” sort of security feels pure and good, at least to me. In Alaska, small towns are more the norm than the exception, and in the case of […]

Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier a Winter Recreation Paradise

Visit Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier during the summer months, and you’d be hard pressed to find a parking space, let alone a few yards of empty trail upon which to find the solitude you seek within Alaska’s wilderness. Mendenhall, like so many Alaska attractions, buzzes with tourists May through October as eager ice-seekers crane their necks […]