Anchorage Ways to Play This Summer

OK, parents. Summer vacation and a gradual reopening of Alaska have both begun. Slowly, tourism-based businesses in the greater Anchorage area are opening their doors and welcoming visitors who are just as glad as they to be out of the house. With Alaska’s mandated 14-day inbound travel quarantine still in effect, the state is at […]

Anchorage Hotels to Stay and Play

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, boasting 300,000 souls who live, work, and play in the immediate “Anchorage Bowl” area. It also swells during the high tourist season between May and September, with hardly enough beds to accommodate the number of heads looking for a spot to sleep. In response to an extremely high demand, and […]

6 Alaska Spring Activities With the Kids

by Erin Kirkland While spring arrived in Alaska with few of the bells and whistles of Lower 48 states (read: very cold temperatures and snow on the ground), 49th state families are nonetheless itching for warmer-season fun. Fortunately, weather be darned, activities are plentiful for kids, starting this weekend, so no matter whether March goes […]

Alaska Mother’s Day Treats: Take mom outdoors this summer

It might be a drizzly Friday around Alaska, but preparations are underway for a beautiful weekend of Mother’s Day shenanigans. If you missed AKontheGO’s Family Fun Calendar on KTVA 11 Daybreak this week (snoozing, perhaps?), don’t worry, the complete list, plus a few extras, are right here. Whew. Mother’s Day weekend is typically when Alaska […]

*GUEST POST* Alaska Native Heritage Center: Connecting teens to past and present

Hooray for teens! Today’s post is a guest appearance by high school student Isabella Sellers, a Senior enrolled in the Anchorage School District’s fabulous Tourism and Hospitality program at King Career Center. Last fall, I visited two dynamic classes of students at KCC, presenting about the real world of travel journalism, and issued a challenge. If […]

Alaska Native Heritage Center: Open for Family Fun!

AKontheGO loves to connect kids with the diverse cultures of our 49th state, and a favorite, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, opened last Sunday for another season of inspiring and educating visitors from all around the world, and right here at home. Children and parents will enjoy the recently renovated Children’s Art Adventure Area, located […]

*EXTRA* Alaska Travelgram Show Podcast: Native Heritage Center and Great Airfare Deals!

The Alaska Travelgram Show went on-location this week at the beautiful and memorable Alaska Native Heritage Center in east Anchorage. Sound engineer Kirby Kauffman, Scott and I managed to pull together quite the program, with drumming stories by Mattox Metcalf, a stalwart figure at the Center, and our special guest, Melissa Saunders,  Sales and Marketing […]

Culture For Kids: Alaska Native Heritage Center is the Perfect Fit

It’s often challenging to mesh the excitement of a family vacation with an equal amount of cultural experiences in a way that engages children. While parents still desire a requisite amount of R & R, most moms and dads do want to expose their offspring to their new and (hopefully) different destination. Within Alaska lie […]