Family-Friendly Museums in Fairbanks, Alaska

Providence smiled upon me this Memorial Weekend as I explored every museum Fairbanks, Alaska had to offer. Bring it on. A slight advantage of traveling sans AK Kid was my ability to truly immerse my mom-self in as many of these historical examples of daily life, culture, and history of Interior Alaska as possible. It […]

Fun Friday in the Far North: Memorial Weekend for Alaska

Even though summer seems to be missing in action today, Alaska’s communities are gearing up for Memorial weekend and the many activities signaling an arrival of longer days, warmer weather, and tons of visitors. AK Fam is happy to jump right in, of course, and I’ve kicked things off with a short visit to the […]

Sum-Sum-Summertime in Alaska: Fun Friday Starts Now!

AK Dad and I are celebrating the last day of school in San Diego (aren’t we naughty, missing AK Kid’s departure from first grade?), attending commissioning ceremonies for the U.S.S. San Diego, in preparation for Anchorage’s own ship commissioning of the U.S.S. Anchorage in 2013. It’s a pretty special opportunity, my friends, and you’ll be […]

Alaska Native Heritage Center: Open for Family Fun!

AKontheGO loves to connect kids with the diverse cultures of our 49th state, and a favorite, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, opened last Sunday for another season of inspiring and educating visitors from all around the world, and right here at home. Children and parents will enjoy the recently renovated Children’s Art Adventure Area, located […]

Hey, Mom: This Alaska Fun Friday is Just For You!

I’m quite tickled that so many Alaska family attractions and events are touting their status as “FREE” this weekend. It must be the budget-consciousness of mothers to appreciate the value of FREE. I love FREE. AKontheGO’s Fun Friday post is a little late today because I just walked in the door from a lovely getaway […]

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 […]

*EXTRA* Alaska Travelgram Show Podcast: Native Heritage Center and Great Airfare Deals!

The Alaska Travelgram Show went on-location this week at the beautiful and memorable Alaska Native Heritage Center in east Anchorage. Sound engineer Kirby Kauffman, Scott and I managed to pull together quite the program, with drumming stories by Mattox Metcalf, a stalwart figure at the Center, and our special guest, Melissa Saunders,  Sales and Marketing […]

EXTRA! Alaska Travelgram Show Podcast: Whales, Airfare Deals, and More

Just in time for a busy season of summer travel, the Alaska Travelgram Show is back in the saddle, again. Thanks to the wonderful efforts of our new sound engineer, the talented Kirby Kaufmann, Scott and I produced a spiffed-up, all-podcast show that is now available right HERE. From a top-secret, undisclosed location Somewhere in […]

An Alaska Fun Friday: What a Wonderful World

Hummmm, hummmmm. Hear that? It’s the sound of a peaceful, content Alaska parent; me. I get this way each spring when the lawn becomes more than a grayish pile of snowy rubbish, and robins wake me up in the morning instead an alarm clock. Yes, I do love springtime in Alaska. In true 49th state […]

Five Alaska Activities For Smaller Children: Part Three

We wind up our Alaska tour with wee ones in the southeastern section of the state. “Southeast,” as it is called by Alaskans, is that panhandle-shaped, rainforested area where most visitors capture their first images of the 49th state. Cruisers will certainly spend the majority of sailing time in this region, moving through the gorgeous […]

Yahoo, MatSu! Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley Worth a Stop

Welcome to Travel Tuesday and another stop along the beautiful byways of Alaska. In honor of our Alaska Travelgram Show guest, Casey Ressler from the MatSu Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, we’re going to sing a few praises for this huge region of outdoor recreation just north of Anchorage. I’ll admit it <raising hand>, I have […]