Sailing the Alaska Marine Highway: What you need to know for 2017

The Alaska Marine Highway System is a 3,500-mile route along some of the state’s most scenic coastline, and provides visitors an in-depth approach to adventures in the 49th state. Moreover, it’s a vital link for the rural residents living and working in roadless areas of Alaska, where rocky cliffs or distant shores prohibit passage by […]

Tour Southwest Alaska Aboard a Ferry: Unalaska-Dutch Harbor await

In 48 hours, the picnic supplies, coffee press, non-perishable food, DVDs, chargers, and other miscellaneous flotsam and jetsam of our upcoming Alaska Marine Highway (ferry) trip will be safely aboard the MV Tustemena, bound for Unalaska-Dutch Harbor. This much-anticipated trip represents the last AMHS route on our sailing list as I write the manuscript of […]

Five Alaska Experiences to Reserve NOW

  State of Alaska tourism offices predict nearly two million people will fly, float, drive, and cycle their way around the 49th state in 2015. While Alaska is indeed a very large place, the resources for tourism products and services are relatively limited due to a number of factors like operating costs, geography, and seasons. […]

Alaska Ferry Travel Tips: What to bring, what to leave at home

Please, somebody tell me I am not the only traveler who pulls out a pad of paper mid-trip and starts writing down a list of stuff if “ever I do this again”. Yeah, so maybe I am. Regardless, my trip tips have become legendary in my family, as I am usually the one who has […]

Alaska on the Go: Living the dream of family travel on the Alaska Marine Highway

After three full days of sailing Alaska Marine Highway between Juneau and Bellingham, WA, the MV Malispina safely delivered these family travel pros to our terminus early Friday morning. Chugging reliably along the nation’s only water-based scenic byway and All-American Road, the Malispina provided us with views, wildlife, and characters from around the world, as […]

Sailing South on the Alaska Marine Highway

Alaska’s famed Inside Passage is best explored by boat, so that’s just what we’re going to do. AKontheGO is ready to embark on the last leg of a southeast Alaska adventure aboard the steady ‘blue canoes’ of the Alaska Marine Highway System, or AMHS, sailing this morning from Juneau, and arriving in Bellingham, WA early […]

Bring the Entire Family to Alaska: Multi-gen is hot for 2014

Recent survey results generated by the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) suggest that families traveling with multiple generations find the Last Frontier a pretty hospitable place. Surprising? Perhaps not, when one considers the factors involved in Alaska’s travel scene. While Alaska visitors still average around the 50+ age mark, this also provides an excellent foundation […]

Why I Love the Alaska Marine Highway: AKontheGO Heads to Valdez

“Look, Mommy! There’s a whole field of icebergs – I hope we don’t sink!!” My son’s screechy voice carried across the far reaches of the ferry as if spit from a bullhorn. Too many Titanic movies had made him very iceberg-aware; although, in fairness to our excellent crew, perhaps not presented in the manner he […]