AK Kid and AK Mom get ready to adventure at Spencer Whistlestop. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Alaska Railroad’s Glacier Discoverer: Your ticket to adventure this fall

When Alaskans stand up and jockey for scenic vistas, you know it’s good. With autumn definitely on the way around Southcentral Alaska, opportunities for colorful vistas and crisp, sunny days mean it’s time to get out and explore. Reaching beyond our usual day trip solids around Anchorage, Labor Day weekend delivered us to the Historic […]

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KTVA 11 Daybreak: Labor Day “Top 5″ Destinations

Were you up early to catch our Travel Tuesday segment on KTVA 11 Daybreak? If not, you can watch it HERE, and take note (below) of our top 5 Labor Day weekend hot spots for family fun. Why should you make plans for a getaway this weekend? Crowds are beginning to thin out, leaves are […]

AK Kid checks out an authentic dwelling at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

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 […]

Hurricane Turn conductor Warren Redfearn gives AK Kid a golden spike for good behavior on the train.

Alaska Railroad Trips That Suit the Whole Family

Since the early 1900’s, Alaska’s rail system has provided a viable means of transporting goods and people across the rugged landscape we call home. Today, the Alaska Railroad Corporation manages track between Seward and Fairbanks, and shows off the best of our state to both visitors and residents. Trains are iconic markers of Americana; how […]

Denali NP campgrounds are situated at prime locations throughout the park.

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. […]

Happy Holiday Train faces!

Alaska Railroad Holiday Train Tips

It was a cheerful train that chugged away from the Anchorage Historic Depot last Saturday afternoon. Two locomotives, four cars, and nearly a hundred volunteers spread out among them, all decked out for Christmas. The Alaska Railroad Holiday Trains are a longtime favorite of Anchorage families, and the experience has grown more popular every year. […]

AK Kid and I try to measure up to a giant cabbage at the Alaska State Fair's 2013 event.

Alaska State Fair is ‘Good Time Fun’ in 2014

We know when it’s time for the fair, around here. The rhubarb leaves are big enough to sleep under, my car windows fog up in the morning on the way to school, and I only need to cut the grass once a week. Yep, it’s time. The 2014 Alaska State Fairbegins tomorrow, and as always, […]

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Alaska Railroad Glacier Discovery Train: Outdoor options for the whole family

One of Alaska’s best attributes is the unique partnerships that develop among vendors in the travel and tourism industry. It’s no surprise, given the depth and breadth of activities, and so many ways to reinvent outdoor experiences to meet the demands of a diverse visitor demographic. That said, it always makes me smile when someone […]