Alaska Railroad and March Mid-Week Special *NEW*

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 still hot

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 […]

Give Alaska Travel for Christmas!

Jimmy Stewart, playing the role of discouraged George Bailey in the immortal holiday classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ said, “You know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are, Uncle Billy? Anchor chains, plane motors, and train whistles.” I’m inclined to believe him. What could be more fabulous than filling Christmas stockings with […]

Alaska Travel Meets a Need Through a Simple Field Trip

“The water is wide, I can’t cross ‘oer. And neither have I wings to fly. Build me a boat that will carry two, and both shall row…”  This was a week of humility. Travel accomplishes this quite nicely, especially in Alaska where Mother Nature doesn’t always go along with the prescribed plan. My pal and […]

Alaska Railroad’s Hurricane Turn Train: It’s all about personality

A dirty flag waved wildly back and forth as the locomotive’s engines ground slowly to a stop along the tracks. Within moments, a little group of people stepped out from behind a clump of willow branches, lugging plastic bins, tents, fishing poles, and rifles. Quickly tossing gear, dogs, and kids into the baggage car, these […]

Spring Break in Alaska: Get out and play!

Two parents sent messages to me today asking for spring break boredom-busters. Apparently their kids woke up and lasted about an hour before clamoring for “something to do.” Is it the weather? The lengthening daylight? Or, maybe the calendar snuck up on us this year, leaving many people, myself included, a bit lacking in the […]

Christmas in Talkeetna, Alaska: Bring the Family

Cue the cozy fire, hot cocoa, and vintage carols. AKontheGO spent the weekend before Christmas in beautiful downtown Talkeetna in a postcard-perfect setting surrounded by the best of Alaska’s best. With visiting grandparents, two sons of varying ages, and a beautiful weather forecast, it seemed the perfect opportunity to hop aboard an Alaska Railroad train […]

Alaska Railroad’s Goldstar Service Worth Every Copper Penny

“Listen to the jingle, the rumble and the roar; as she glides along the woodlands; through the hills and by the shore….” – Wabash Cannonball, Roy Acuff Tentative sunlight streamed through cottonwood trees as the blue and gold train tugged nine cars of people and baggage south. A blast of the engine’s horn startled a […]

AKontheGO’s Fun Friday for Snowy Alaskan Adventures!

Hard to believe, isn’t it, that last Friday I was crossing my gloved fingers for snow, and here we are today talking about skiing, snowshoeing, and frosty footpaths. Winter sure roared into town, didn’t it? But we here at the AKontheGO office are ready, because we’re always ready to provide your family with the utmost […]

Top O’ the Fun Friday To Ya!

The St. Patrick’s Day leprechauns are still busy around AK Hacienda, stirring up mischief (I’m convinced they had something to do with yesterday’s 5″ of snow, aren’t you?) and keeping us all on our toes. So why not continue the spirit of these little green guys with a happy clappy Fun Friday lineup so full […]