Alaska State Fair is ‘Good Time Fun’ in 2014

On August 20, 2014, in Festivals and Events, by Erin Kirkland

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, […]

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

On June 13, 2014, in Alaska Railroad, Alaska Wildlife Experiences, by Erin Kirkland

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 […]

Three Alaska Experiences Your Kids Will Love: AKonthGO’s favorite adventures, part one

On May 2, 2014, in Alaska On the Go - BOOK, General Travel Info, by Erin Kirkland

It was inevitable, I suppose. The question: “What has been your favorite trip?”  When one is a journalist who searches day in and day out the best in kid-friendly adventures, one should expect such a query. But this is Alaska, and it’s not so easy to pick just one. So I picked five. Or, rather, […]

Alaska Railroad and March Mid-Week Special *NEW*

On January 22, 2014, in Alaska Railroad, by Erin Kirkland

Happy Wednesday. As in mid-week, hump day, all downhill to the weekend from here-day. The perfect day, in fact, to shout about the Alaska Railroad’s announcement of a NEW, middle of the week departure between Anchorage and Fairbanks, scheduled to go ahead in March. It’s special, all right. Typically the Alaska Railroad’s Aurora Winter Train […]

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