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 [...]

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

On January 14, 2014, in Logistics With Kids, by Erin Kirkland

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 [...]

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