Iditarod and Kids: “Woof, Ruff, Yippeee!”

I remember a story in my fourth grade reader about the Serum Run to Nome during the great diptheria outbreak of 1925. Balto and his fellow pups became forever etched in my mind that day, so when AK Fam made the big move to Alaska in 2005, my first order of business was to introduce […]

Fur Rendezvous and Alaska’s Love Affair With Winter

It’s true, Alaskans do love winter. A good thing, too, since winter around here lasts anywhere from seven to nine months. Oh, we embrace summertime with the enthusiasm of a long lost love, to be sure, but there’s something about this frosty, sparkling-white season that brings out the best in 49th state residents. Like Fur […]

Break It Down For Peaceful Family Travel in Alaska

I wish you could have been at AK Hacienda this morning to witness post-Hawaii-vacation-angst at its finest, courtesy of AK Kid. If I only knew where the camera was packed…. Kids and travel generally go together like peanut butter and jelly, but even the most affiable child will become tired at some point. It takes […]

AKontheGO’s Fun Friday Alert! Tubing, Snowshoeing, and More

It may be a frigid -15 in Anchorage this morning, but by golly, the outdoor family fun around Alaska continues, even up in Fairbanks, where my pals report temperatures as low as -45F. Yikes! Go to it, AKontheGO’ers, let’s show the world what we’re made of…Bring on Fun Friday, proudly sponsored by Alaska Center for […]

First Fun Friday of 2012: Alaska Family Fun Starts Now!

Happy New Year! As I write this, a blizzard is bizzling outside my window and I can barely see the AKontheGO Truckster for all the snow swirling around. But, I am mighty glad I don’t live in the community of Valdez, where a whopping 35+ inches of white stuff are expected in the next 24-36 […]

Alaska Experience, 2011: AKontheGO Reviews the Year

This was going to be a typical “Top Five” list.  AK Fam had already engaged in a number of spirited conversations, arguing and pleading and lobbying for favorite destinations to achieve AKontheGO-greatness. But we couldn’t agree. AK Dad, Kid, and I were busy in 2011, traveling in all directions to expand our sense of adventure, […]

Fun Friday in Alaska! It’s a Wonderful Life, For Certain

It truly is wonderful. School is out, AK Kid is still nestled all snug in his bed, with visions of who-knows-what dancing through his little head. That’s right; now is the time to ramp up your holiday hoopla and get ready for the next two weeks of holiday merry-making in the 49th state with your […]

Fun Friday in Alaska: It’s Looking a Lot Like Christmas!

Dashing through the snow, ho, ho, ho, and mistletoe! Welcome to another beautiful Fun Friday in Alaska, courtesy of Alaska Center for Pediatrics, caring for kiddos since 1982. This weekend is FULL, folks. So full, in fact, I’m not even sure Santa could keep up, much less a coffee-deprived mother from Anchorage who is still […]

CIRI Alaska Tourism Shows Off A Beautiful World

Navigating the many options for Alaska day cruises, tours, and multi-itinerary experiences can be confusing. Knowing where, when, and how to approach this popular avenue of 49th state tourism is as important to one’s family as it is to one’s wallet. With day cruises in running the gamut of 2-9 hour excursions into wildlife and […]

Full-Blown Fun Friday!

For readers outside Alaska, the above title might not make much sense. For  those of us who reside in the 49th state, however, you will understand perfectly. Yesterday was one of the wildest windstorms our fair state has ever experienced, with wind gusts of up to 100 mph up on the higher hillsides and snow/rain/hail/apocalyptic […]