Alaska Itineraries: Explore the Family-Friendly Seward Highway

We asked, you responded. AKontheGOers are anxious, it seems, to share their favorite Alaska destinations with readers, and we’re happy to share this great day trip down the Seward Highway, courtesy of Ashley. This day trip is the perfect itinerary for families, visiting relatives and friends, or those short on time. Capturing the beauty of […]

Alaska Itineraries: Planning Your Next 49th State Adventure

Have you visited our Pinterest page? Yes, I too have succumbed to pinning people, places, and products; and in between searching for cute puppy photos and yummy bacon recipes, I’m finding the family travel gig to be quite successful as alaskaonthego. But wait —- there’s a board with nothing in it. Awwwwww. Cue the loyal […]

Family Fun Friday: Halloween Events for Everyone!

I’m not sure we could have ordered a more perfect weekend to celebrate the pagan custom of dressing up in crazy costumes and parading around in search of treats. An almost-full moon, frosty ground, and gnarled, naked tree branches that reach out spindly fingers toward unsuspecting little ghosts and goblins…..EEK! Take a look at our […]

Fall in Alaska Means Kid-Friendly Fun

While this weekend typically marks an end to another Alaska summer, plenty of family-friendly options remain for children and parents to explore, indoors and out. Whether vacationing in Alaska, or simply searching for a way to keep kids active, many attractions throughout the state are keeping their doors open for a little fall fun. Best […]

Kennicott Glacier Lodge at Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark: Kid Mecca

Yippeee – there’s internet this morning! Here’s a quick post, AKontheGO’ers, before the weather gods descend their misty, cloudy, snowy stuff upon us once again. Yep, AK Fam is way, way back in the wilds of Alaska at the beautiful Kennicott Glacier Lodge, owned by the very gracious Rich Kirkwood, and Rich’s lovely lodge is […]

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 […]

Fun Friday in Alaska: Back-to-School Weekend

Alaska’s children can’t possibly be going back to school next week – they just got out last Friday! At least, it seems that way. Welcome, AKontheGO’ers, to the last Fun Friday before our kids trot back to the classroom in their shiny new clothes. We’re all shiny new, too, with the addition of Homer Chamber of […]

ZIPPETY-Do-Dah! Denali Zipline Tours a Brand New Option for Family Fun

Alaska is famous for a lot of things; endless wilderness, icy glaciers, wild creatures. Now it’s famous for canopy-jumpers. Zippers, if you will – people who spend their days frolicking among the stands of spruce and cottonwood near the town of Talkeetna, Alaska, a place already famous for a cat-mayor and mountain climbing. It’s time […]

Fun Friday in Alaska: Anchors Aweigh!

Welcome to Friday and another edition of the AKontheGO family travel roundup of activities around the state. Even though we’re not sweltering under desert-like conditions here in Alaska, it’s still a 49th state summer, and we’ve got a full calendar to prove it. My week was a busy one with the arrival of CDR. Brian […]

Alaska Travelgram Podcast: LIVE From Era Alaska!

Sometimes the Travelgram Team just has to break away and go somewhere different. This week we settled in at the main hangar of Era Alaska, our state’s leader in regional air travel. We wandered the place, peered into a few aircraft engines, ate several cookies, and eventually sat down to chat with our guests. It […]

Family-Fun Friday in Alaska: Railroad special, National Park Lottery, and More!

Much, much more, AKonthGO’ers, starting with an enormous round of gratitude to all those who helped usher in a whole new realm of Alaska family travel last night. Our Launch Party and Open House was a success, and we owe thanks to our friends at Salmon Berry Tours and Alaskan Mudboots for assisting in the […]