Alaska Wildlife: Four great places for winter critter viewing with kids

Cool Fact: Not all Alaskan animals hibernate during our long, cold winters. Bigger Cool Fact: Winter can be one of the best seasons for viewing critters, especially with kids. Alaska’s wild animals possess an amazing ability to survive and thrive in an often harsh environment where food can be scarce September through May. Taking advantage […]

Alaska Moose: Safety tips for visiting families (and the rest of us)

Note: I wrote this post before a cow moose was killed near a Denali National Park Visitor Center by a person exercising his right to defend life/property. While that individual was indeed within boundaries of federal law, much discussion centers around appropriate actions during high numbers of moose-human interactions this summer.  AKontheGO believes, and will […]

Get Wild in Alaska: Five spots for viewing animals in the Last Frontier

Springtime in Alaska means the arrival of youngsters; human or otherwise. Our large animals, particularly bears and moose, are popular attractions for visitors of the 49th state, and we are constantly asked about the best places to view both. Who doesn’t love baby animals? Whether furred or feathered, most of us have a soft spot […]

Give Thanks for a Bounty of Alaska Family Fun

It’s been a beautiful weekend, so far. Spending time with both my children, frolicking in the quiet, snowy forest, I am reminded once again what a blessed life I lead. It is my sincere hope that your weekend has been equally beautiful; let’s add to the fun, shall we? Alaska is ready to kick off […]

Alaska Itineraries: Explore the Family-Friendly Seward Highway

We asked, you responded. AKontheGOers are anxious, it seems, to share their favorite Alaska destinations with readers, and we’re happy to share this great day trip down the Seward Highway, courtesy of Ashley. This day trip is the perfect itinerary for families, visiting relatives and friends, or those short on time. Capturing the beauty of […]

It’s an Alaska Fun Friday: May the Fourth Be With You!

Just a little humor to begin the weekend. It is indeed the Fourth of May, and another Alaska weekend of family fun is at our fingertips. So much is happening around southcentral Alaska this weekend, I hardly know where to begin. Thanks as always to Alaska Center for Pediatrics, our Fun Friday sponsor, caring for […]

Fun Friday In Alaska: No Black Required

What could be better than eating a lot, sleeping in, then waking up to fluffy snow falling outside? Eating, sleeping, waking up to snow, AND having a full calendar of pre-holiday fun sitting in your inbox, that’s what. It is indeed post-Thanksgiving Fun Friday, typically one of our busiest posts of the year, and we’re […]

Getting Wild in Alaska: Critter Viewing With Kids

I’m home now after a magical visit to Hallo Bay Bear Camp on the shores of Katmai National Park, and the afterglow from close encounters of the bruin kind still has me in daze. This was AK Mom’s getaway; my “momcation” if you will, with nothing kid-friendly about a weekend spent stalking bears with my […]

A ‘Beary’ Fun Friday! Critters Take Center Stage This Weekend

Bears are a major focus of our weekend plans, thanks to a big festival in Eagle River and a new tour option happening at a favorite family destination. This is AKontheGO’s last Fun Friday in Anchorage for a while as we pack up and head south to the Inside Passage for our two-week Alaska Marine […]

Kids and Bears and Your Alaskan Adventure

There are two things I learned last week from the 2nd annual “Bear Safety For Families” Class sponsored by AKontheGO and held at Campbell Creek Science Center, the best outdoor education facility in Anchorage. One: The more I know about bears, their behavior, habits, and habitats, the better. Two: The more I learn about bears, […]