*UPDATE* Iditarod 2016 Ceremonial Start Route

It was evident by the sighs and rueful smiles of Iditarod race officials that everything that could have been done to save Ceremonial Start Day, was. It just wasn’t meant to be. This afternoon’s press conference at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel was more crowded than in past years, mostly due to a not-so-surprising announcement earlier […]

KTVA 11 Daybreak for February: Alaska family fun at your fingertips

Yesterday was the first Thursday in February, and that means my favorite morning crew at KTVA 11 Daybreak invited me to sit on the couch and talk about Alaska family fun. (You can watch the segment HERE). What makes February special? A perfect swirl of Alaska culture and history, that’s what, coupled with innovative methods […]

Fun Friday! Autumn Ideas for Alaska Family Time

Oh, the beauty of an Alaska fall morning! Just look outside at that slowly-rising sun, with just a smidgeon of twinkling stars above the mountains – it’s lovely, I tell you, and just right for an upcoming weekend of Alaska family fun. It is, of course, FUN FRIDAY, brought to you by our friends at […]

Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s Trick or Treat Street: A Spook-tacular Event!

Calling all ghosts, goblins, and ghouls! AKontheGO is thrilled to be partnering with sponsors/friends Salmon Berry Tours and Alaska Center for Pediatrics at the 2012 Trick or Treat Street event, held Saturday, October 27 in downtown Anchorage, from 12-4 p.m. Trick or Treat Street is a fabulous family tradition, and a safe way for kids of […]

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 […]

EXTRA! AKontheGO’s Calendar of Possibilities

Good morning, AKontheGO’ers: We here at AKontheGO have been working hard to bring the best options for Alaska family travel, activities, and get-going-outside fun for your entire crew since early 2009. It’s the best job we could ever imagine, and AK Dad, Kid and I thank you for your ever-present support as we plow through […]

Fairs and Festivals Take Center Stage on Fun Friday

The weekend has arrived, and so has the sunshine (finally!). I’m lucky; I am in Fairbanks getting Big AK Kid all set for school next week, and also taking adavantage of some events this Interior Alaska town has to offer before fall sets in. It’s sunny here, too, but I can already tell temperatures are […]