Alaska National Parks Junior Ranger Program: Helping kids get up and go

On January 16, 2014, in Alaska Wildlife Experiences, Cultural opportunities, by Erin Kirkland

Note: There is nothing quite like exploring a national park, but exploring an Alaska national park brings adventure to a whole new level. We love our National Park Service, love what they represent, and for who. Below is my latest post for US-Parks.com, explaining the details behind the NPS’ popular Junior Ranger program. Between the [...]

Autumn in Alaska: Destinations for the whole family

On August 30, 2013, in Cultural opportunities, Day Trips, by Erin Kirkland

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 [...]

Flying Alaska: Great places to connect kids and planes

On June 10, 2013, in Flightseeing, Museums, by Erin Kirkland

Flying is so much a part of Alaska folklore that one can hardly visit and not be caught up in the legends and individuals who blazed a trail across the skies in the name of Last Frontier transportation and industry. While flying in a commercial sense today means merely boarding a glorified bus and jetting [...]

A Big, Blue Opportunity for Family Travel

On April 6, 2013, in Good Deals, by Erin Kirkland

This would be a great day to read a book of poetry. It is National Poetry Month, and we did just give away a copy of Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast, thanks to Sasquatch Books in Seattle. It is also snowing in Anchorage, big, white, fluffy flakes so full of water it’s a [...]

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