Alaska Cruise Updates: 2020 Must-Know Info

Of the two million people who visit Alaska each year, at least one million of those arrive or depart via cruise ships. From the mega-vessels housing thousands to smaller yachts carrying only a few, Alaska cruises are big business for the tourism industry. They are also the source of much confusion when it comes to […]

Vacation or Necessity? Family travel matters, either way

It’s been a strange summer of firsts and lasts, of accomplishment and utter exhaustion, which is why I’m only getting to this story now, at the end of August. AK Kid – who recently announced he doesn’t want me to call him that anymore – graduated 8th grade in May and promptly jetted off to […]

Alaska’s First Via Ferrata Opens at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountain Lodge goes the extra mile with the addition of the state’s only via ferrata climbing route, and we were there to experience it last week. ~EK  A relentless sun warmed the back of my neck as I worked carabiners along a stiff steel cable anchored into a stories-high slab of rock. Looking […]

Alaska Flightseeing With Rust’s Flying Service

The tagline of Rust’s Flying Service is “Make it epic.”   Soaring over some of the most pristine landscapes on the planet, keeping an eye out for moose or bears, or transiting between fishing camps or remote lodges, all while bundled in a small plane. THAT’S epic. And that’s Rust’s.  Serving Alaska for more than 50 […]

Big Delta State Historical Park – for a day or overnight

Don’t overlook Big Delta State Historical Park along the Richardson Highway. It’s a great option for families looking for a road-system adventure with a dose of cool Alaska history.  A (usually) wonderful occupational hazard of travel writer life is setting out to explore Alaska’s lesser-known sights. I’ve just returned from a four-night journey to do […]

Meet Get Lost Travel Vans For a New Way to RV Alaska

AKontheGO spent a recent spring weekend enjoying seamless camping with Get Lost Travel Vans, based in Anchorage, Alaska.  Seeing Alaska by automobile has long been a popular way to transit among the few highways and byways we have in the Last Frontier, especially for those with an independent streak, loose schedule, or both. There’s something […]

Get My Boat: A new rental platform, for boats

Get My Boat can be found worldwide for vacationers looking for vessels of all shapes, sizes, and configurations.  An innovative rental company has cropped up in the Alaska tourism marketplace. Get My Boat gives Alaska visitors an opportunity to search for vessels of all shapes and sizes in a variety of locations, then book for […]

Alaska Farm Tours Offers History and a Lifestyle

I spent a day with Alaska Farm Tours near the tail end of harvest season last fall, when farmers were winding down from summer labors. It was perfect. ~EK  If not from a climate that boasts a summer growing season of only four months, it might be hard to understand the sheer joy Alaskans feel […]

Enjoying Alaska State Parks’ Rainbow Trout Cabin

It may be small, but the newest Eklutna Lake public use cabin is an Alaska State Parks gem. Rainbow Trout is only 16′ X 20′ but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in glowing natural light and a wealth of easy-to-access activities in and around the lake.  One of two cabins recently […]

Alaska Family Travel Summer Showcase News

Several things happened over the weekend. First, all the snow vanished from my front yard in 50-degree temperatures; part of one of the earliest spring melts ever recorded. Second, the famous Alaska Summer Showcase happened at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. One is slightly disturbing (albeit delightful while in the moment of sunny […]

Springtime News and Family Travel Views

We’re ‘March-ing” along, aren’t we? Alaska’s longest season departed with a bang over spring break, and now we’re all looking ahead to another light, bright, and family travel-centric summer.  To catch you all up on our own comings and goings; I fashioned a newsy letter to give you an idea of all the fascinating fun […]