Passports and Kids: Where, how, and what you need to know in Alaska

The last passport secured for AK Kid was five years ago, at age (gasp) three. His baby features have been replaced by permenant teeth, wild hair, and an air of eight-year-old awesomeness. It’s time to renew. Easier said than done. Children have their own set of rules for passport principles in the United States, and […]

Teens Explore Alaska’s Aviation History at Anchorage Museum

AKontheGO intern Isabella recently visited the Anchorage Museum’s hottest exhibit, Arctic Flight: A Century of Alaska Aviation. Below are her impressions and recommendations for other teen travelers.  Aviation is an integral part of Alaska’s culture, dramatically affecting the state over the past century. From humble beginnings in 1913— the first flight in Fairbanks was a […]

Everyone’s a Poet in our JetBlue Sweepstakes!

In case you’ve missed all the excitement – jetBlue is returning to Alaska this summer for a second year of providing stellar air service between Anchorage, Alaska and the Lower 48, and we want to help them celebrate! What’s really great, though, is jetBlue’s new Seattle-Anchorage service beginning May 17, which we feel necessitates a […]

Support Make-A-Wish Kid Hannah! (Shhhh, it’s a surprise)

This is going to be a fast post, AKontheGO friends, because I don’t want Wish Kid Hannah to catch on to our idea. See, I spent yesterday with Hannah and her incredible family, and it became evident right away that this kid is one cool cat. Hannah has wanted to learn about mushing since she […]

Flying Update: Alaska-bound passengers have more options this summer!

Sheesh, just about every day a new press release ends up in the AKontheGO inbox, announcing new routes and times for airlines to/from Alaska. Am I complaining? No way! The addition of flights and air carriers means competition for top dog Alaska Airlines, and hopefully -competitive pricing as well. I’ve been posting these updates on […]

Travel With Mental Illness: Yes, we can

Our family is made up of four people. Four individuals with distinct expectations, likes, dislikes, and habits. One of our family members, however, lives with mental illness. Big AK Kid is 19 now, and gave me permission to write about how it feels to hit the road and hopefully not have the road hit back. […]

AKontheGO: 2012 in Pictures

It’s easy to capture the beautiful in Alaska, and with 2012 turning the final corner this evening, we’d like to share some of our most memorable moments with you, the readers who keep us “on the go,” all the time. May 2013 be full of precious moments, wonderful people, and exciting adventures. Thanks for sticking […]

Wild and Wonderful Alaska in 2013: Do it

Visiting Alaska with youngsters means making choices, lots and lots of them. The 49th state’s diversity and sheer volume can often confound even the most savvy traveling family. With so many moments of awe at our disposal, how in the world are parents supposed to decide among just a few? Many grownups simply settle for […]

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 […]

Travel Tuesday Airfare Deals To, From, and Around Alaska!

Every Tuesday, Alaska Airlines scoots out a weekly dish of hot Club 49 deals for intrepid Alaskans. We love Club 49, and have ever since Alaska Air announced it on the air with Alaska Travelgram Radio a few years ago. Why do we like it so much? AKontheGO is about families, and families need all […]

Alaska Itinerary: Hatcher Pass to Talkeetna

If I had three free days, I’d head north. As we continue our Alaska Itinerary series in an effort to fill up the newest Pinterest board with fabulous reader-generated tours, I thought I’d chime in with a favorite road trip. North of Anchorage sits the beautiful Matanuska-Susitna Valley, home to a rich bounty of agricultural […]