Weekending in Alaska During the COVID-19 “Work at Home” Order

For those of you finishing up an inaugural week of working from home (yes, today is Friday), I salute you. You’ve tackled kids and caboodle, Zoom meetings and classroom chats, all while dealing with the COVID-19 crisis hanging over our heads like a big, black cloud. Congratulations. Now, what are your plans for the weekend?  […]

How Will Your Garden Grow?

Alaska kids (and truly, kids in any cold-weather climate)! Whether we recognized it or not, spring has arrived, and it’s time to start thinking about garden season. Even if your yard still has snow (and ours does), you and your parents can still plant seeds in preparation for direct-sowing into your garden beds, boxes, or […]

Play Every Day (But Hunker Down), Alaska

This Alaska family is glad to be back home after a quiet yet stressful journey from Colorado on Saturday. Now that we’re here, and settling in for a 14-day quarantine that hopefully won’t result in anyone getting sick, I can focus on what’s going on in the Last Frontier; and the incredible efforts of statewide […]

Stuck at Home? Try these activities for bored big kids

Today is the Sunday after the day we were all told to stay away from each other and not treat this concept of “flattening the curve” like a snow day (week/month/semester). Amen to the person who came up with that. HOWEVER, this also means kids and parents are now faced with a very 21st Century […]

Best Anchorage Iditarod “Watch Spots” for Families

The 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual event celebrating Alaska and the irrepressible spirit of its canine athlete teams. Held the first full weekend in March, the Iditarod is a longtime favorite of winter visitors to Alaska, and a symbol of the Last Frontier’s dedication to its people. Of course you all […]

Family Travel and 2019 Novel Coronavirus – Should you go?

Updated 3/4/2020:  There is now a total of 92,943 reported cases of COVID-19 globally, and 3,160 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). You can track the illness via an interactive map HERE. WHO continues to encourage those who are not ill, or who are not frontline healthcare workers, not to purchase masks, as […]

Tour Guides Extraordinaire! Salmon Berry Tours Visits Alaska On the Go Show

Alaska On the Go Show #5 brought Mandy Garcia into the studios. Mandy is co-owner of Salmon Berry Tours, a small but vibrant company based in Anchorage that strives to help visitors and residents alike enjoy their Alaska experience.  Mandy Garcia arrived in the Out North Studios with a slurry of notes covering front and […]

Alaska On the Go Show – Celebrate #VanLife

Alaska On the Go Show #4 celebrated all things van life last week!  Sorry for the delay in posting our show notes — I’ve been running like a mad woman since February began, and life shows no signs of stopping.  The month began with a trip to Denver for the annual Outdoor Retailer Show and […]

Great Alaskan Holidays: RV travel on the Alaska On the Go Show

Show #3: Great Alaskan Holidays and RV travel around the 49th state A half-hour went all too quickly  for last week’s Alaska On the Go Show with my guest Bob Johnson from Great Alaskan Holidays. Johnson is the marketing director for this Anchorage-based company that has been renting and selling RVs for 35 years, and he […]

Alaska On the Go Show – Exploring Anchorage

Show #2 – Anchorage  The “big city” of Anchorage was the topic of discussion on last week’s Alaska On the Go Show, proudly heard on KONR-LP 106.1 FM each Wednesday afternoon.  Ruth Kimerer joined me in the studio, sharing her 20+ years of residency in Anchorage and a long career in the Alaska tourism industry.  […]

Alaska On the Go Show — All Aboard the Alaska Railroad

ALASKA ON THE GO SHOW #1: January 8 2019  It was a great first effort on KONR – LP 106.1/Out North Radio for show number one, with my guest Meghan Clemens of the Alaska Railroad. In 30 short minutes, Meghan and I delved into the lesser-traveled routes of the railbelt between Seward and Fairbanks, checking […]