KTVA 11 Daybreak Family Fun – September Edition

Travel Tuesday was full of Alaska family fun this week with KTVA 11 Daybreak. From gardens to road trips, AKontheGO’s monthly appearance on Channel 11 was, as usual, lots of fun. You can catch the entire segment HERE. Highlights for September in Alaska?  Kaleidoscape Play Studio has REOPENED! This indoor play space, located in the […]

Alaska Botanical Garden: A Family-Friendly Day Trip

Writer Emilie Barnes once said “Grow what you love.” As parents, we do that, don’t we? Nurture our little potted plants so they bloom with utter joy at being alive in this big, wonderful garden of a world? Then, there must be no better place to combine nurture with nature in a family-friendly way than […]

Autumn in Alaska: Destinations for the whole family

It’s different now, in the morning. Stumbling across the front porch to collect my daily newspaper is a little more complicated these days, thanks to the lack of daylight. A little cooler, too. Fall is here. Subtle, for sure, but Alaskans notice. We see the pale green-almost-yellow shade of birch and cottonwood trees above our […]

Family-Friendly Fun in Alaska: Is it the weekend, now?

I’ll be the first to admit that in between s’mores and sipping wine before a family campfire, work-related tasks took a backseat during our critical vacation to Oregon. But a travel writer has to take a breather, now and then, especially in August, and especially in Alaska, where sudden fall-like appearances mean a switcheroo of […]

Festive Friday in Alaska

I think today’s post might just as well be titled “Festival Friday” for all the parties going on in celebration of one Alaskan tradition or another. That’s the great thing about summer in the 49th state; our window for festivities is so narrow, we know we’d better cram them in while we can. In fact, […]

Spring Break’s Final Fun Friday: Get Out!

This final Friday of Spring Break 2011 will be greeted with either a shout of delight or a sigh of resignation, depending upon your location and chosen slate of activities this week. I must say, however, the weather up there in Anchorage has been simply lovely, as seen through the screen of the AK Fam […]