Great Alaskan Holidays: RV travel on the Alaska On the Go Show

Show #3: Great Alaskan Holidays and RV travel around the 49th state A half-hour went all too quickly  for last week’s Alaska On the Go Show with my guest Bob Johnson from Great Alaskan Holidays. Johnson is the marketing director for this Anchorage-based company that has been renting and selling RVs for 35 years, and he […]

Alaska On the Go Show — All Aboard the Alaska Railroad

ALASKA ON THE GO SHOW #1: January 8 2019  It was a great first effort on KONR – LP 106.1/Out North Radio for show number one, with my guest Meghan Clemens of the Alaska Railroad. In 30 short minutes, Meghan and I delved into the lesser-traveled routes of the railbelt between Seward and Fairbanks, checking […]

Springtime News and Family Travel Views

We’re ‘March-ing” along, aren’t we? Alaska’s longest season departed with a bang over spring break, and now we’re all looking ahead to another light, bright, and family travel-centric summer.  To catch you all up on our own comings and goings; I fashioned a newsy letter to give you an idea of all the fascinating fun […]

Alaska On the Go Podcast: Iditarod 2019 version

In less than 24 hours, 52 dog teams will depart Anchorage’s Fourth Avenue for the Ceremonial Start of Iditarod 2019. I’ve covered this race’s auspicious beginnings since 2007, and every year is full of crazy excitement, both canine and human.  Iditarod is tradition and lifestyle all wrapped up in a thousand dog booties, and we […]

AKontheGO Brings a New Look For Winter

Regular AKontheGO readers may have noticed a few changes to the website’s format. Every few years, Web Guy and I get together and talk about freshening up the layout, and considering ways to make your AKontheGO experience more informative, a little brighter, and a whole lot more fun. So here’s what we’ve come up with […]

Alaska On the Go: Exploring the Marine Highway with children

For those following closely the saga of Alaska On the Go: Exploring the 49th state with children, you will know that barely seven months after its release, the book is still hopping off store shelves around the country. This makes me feel pretty good, so good that in a fit of memory loss not unlike […]

Alaska on the Go: July 4 and beyond

How does Alaska celebrate July 4? With a parade, of course, so the Alaska on the Go family took a time-out from planning four (yes, four) trips to watch the good citizens of Anchorage gather together for a bang-up Independence Day. There were fire trucks, a reindeer, a community band; you name it, we had […]

Whatcom County Full of Family-Friendliness

I’ve known about Whatcom County and the city of Bellingham since I was a kid. We passed through town on our way to Canada, and I visited the forested campus of nearby Western Washington University during my pre-college years, trying to make a decision that would secure my future. Funny how much I missed. Ever […]

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 […]

Alaska Spring: A great time to visit with kids

  Okay, so maybe there was snow on the ground when we woke up this morning, and maybe it’s still snowing now, but generally, I can say an Alaska spring is here. We tend to go slightly bonkers when spring arrives either according to the calendar or the weather, whichever comes first. Alaskans revel in […]

Alaska On the Go Release Party!

Never have I felt so loved and appreciated than the moment I stepped in front of the podium yesterday. Familiar faces, new faces, and young, excited faces – all looking my way and smiling. Super cool! Alaska On the Go is officially out in the book distribution world, and we’re raring to go for volume […]