Celebrate Read On the Fly and an Alaska Holiday Season

December arrived around here with four inches of fresh snow and a bright new outlook for Alaska’s holiday season. It was all exuberant joy this morning as we woke up to a regular blizzard outside our window, obstructing the view of nearby Chugach mountains. There was much rejoicing as we prepared for a work and […]

Wings For Autism Gives Anchorage Parents Comfort

The families arrived at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport late Saturday morning for their pre-flight check. Most were smiling, a few toted backpacks and stuffed animals, but all were ready and determined to see the day through, regardless of the perceived or actual challenges they might face. Welcome to Wings For Autism, a national initiative […]

Celebrating Alaska Day in Anchorage

Today is the day residents of Alaska brush of their sense of pride along with their Xtra Tuff boots and warm hats, and stand a little taller, thanks to the Tzar of Russia. Alaska Day is held each October 18, marking the purchase of the Alaska Territory (then known as Russisan America) by the United […]

KTVA 11 Daybreak: Family Fun in October

*Thank you all for the care and concern generated by yesterday’s Facebook debacle. The offers of coffee, wine, and simple walk-bys of Facebook HQ were delightful, and I appreciate my readers one and all. Things appear to be working normally today, in fact, better than normal, so who knows what the FB bots did to […]

Alaska Experiences Your Kids Will Love: Part two

Last week I shared three of five AKontheGO favorite adventures for kids and parents visiting the Last Frontier. As the most popular season for Alaska travel approaches with rapid speed, today I bring you the final two. Excellent destinations, they are, diverse in activity and environment, but similarly suited for family travel. If you recall, […]

Alaska Airlines Q400 Update: I flew the Bombardier

While my trip to the Big Sky State last week was not under the most joyful of circumstances, I did have the opportunity to fly aboard an Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Bombardier Q400, the very same type of aircraft scheduled for arrival on the Anchorage-Fairbanks run starting March, 2014. And that made me happy, dear AKontheGO’ers, […]

Alaska Airlines and the Bombardier Q400: What families need to know

A few weeks ago, Alaska Airlines rolled out a sample aircraft from sister company Horizon Airlines as a welcome mat of sorts for Fairbanks travelers edgy about this new, turbo-prop creature that will be shuttling they and their stuff between the Golden Heart City and Anchorage. It’s sleek, it’s pretty, and it’s just about as […]

Make-A-Wish Foundation and AKontheGO Team Up for Wish Week 2013!

If I happened to be a government official, I’d start tomorrow with a proclamation: “Whereas, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington is the coolest organization around,   Whereas, their efforts to provide meaningful experiences for children with life-threatening illnesses and result in sparkling eyes, gleeful hugs, and incredible journeys,    Whereas, the community of […]

Alaska Airlines Weekly Club 49 Deals to San Diego!

Well, how handy is that? Alaska Airlines sends me a lovely email today (Travel Tuesday, in fact) with some pretty fine deals to our favorite southern California city of San Diego. Woe that we just got back. How good are the deals? Check ’em out, HERE, and notice that the fares are, as always, hot, […]

Travel Tuesday Airfare Deals To, From, and Around Alaska!

Every Tuesday, Alaska Airlines scoots out a weekly dish of hot Club 49 deals for intrepid Alaskans. We love Club 49, and have ever since Alaska Air announced it on the air with Alaska Travelgram Radio a few years ago. Why do we like it so much? AKontheGO is about families, and families need all […]

Five Tips For Holiday Family Travel Bliss. No, Really.

AK Fam has been there. We know the stomach-tightening, teeth-clenching feeling of packing up kids and kaboodle and heading out for the holidays. Be it across the state or across the country (or further than that), holiday travel has morphed into a frenzied flash mob that officially begins today. If you are one of the […]