KTVA Daybreak for January: Alaska winter getaways for the whole family

AKontheGO’s first-Thursday appearance on KTVA 11’s Daybreak program was delayed by a week due to the New Year’s Day holiday, but that just gave me an extra few days to find some pretty sweet places to take the family for a post-holiday getaway. Do you need one? I sure do; the combination of events, shopping, […]

Six Ways to Enjoy an Alaska Warm Winter

In an article released by the Alaska Dispatch News this morning, the prospect of an actual winter scenario in the nation’s far North sounds pretty grim. Alaska is setting weather records, and not in a good way. Normally, Anchorage residents are tossing hand warmers into kids’ backpacks so they can enjoy recess without freezing fingers. […]

Savor Alaska’s Bounty With Kids

Alaskans know; in several weeks the landscape will change from green to gold, and the rush for winter preparations begins. Now is the time to reap what we, and Mother Nature, have sown; from berries to broccoli, August is prime time for savoring Alaska’s produce. It’s also a great way to introduce kids to the […]

Savor Alaska’s Bounty With Kids

Alaskans know; in several weeks the landscape will change from green to gold, and the rush for winter preparations begins. Now is the time to reap what we, and Mother Nature, have sown; from berries to broccoli, August is prime time for savoring Alaska’s produce. It’s also a great way to introduce kids to the […]

Easter in Alaska: Hop on board for family-friendly fun

It ‘moose’ be getting close to Easter, because it seems as if every checkstand has those irritatingly delicious chocolate eggs on display. Darn you, fluffy-bottomed, button-nosed creature! Easter in Alaska means a lot of things; dresses worn with rubber boots, egg hunts in the snow, spring skiing with bunny ears. You know, the usual stuff. […]

Alyeska Resort Extends Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Through February

It’s Sunday morning, and we are not upon the slopes of Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. We are, instead, watching dark and gloomy rain clouds threaten the remaining patches of ice and snow on our lawn, and drawing straws to see who’ll pick up the dog poop. Alaska’s weather has been nothing short of wacky these […]

Alyeska Resort and Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month: Nice!

With a 10:30 a.m. lesson to kick off Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, AK Kid was a little reticent to climb out of bed and motivate on a dark Saturday morning. Questions streamed from his still-groggy mouth, however, as evidence of the real reason for his sluggery. Would he know anybody? Would he look […]

Halloween in Alaska: Last-minute ideas for spooky family fun

Greetings, dahlings, and welcome to a special Halloween edition from AKontheGO. We’re doing the Monster Mash around here today, in anticipation of a candy-fueled, costume-clad October 31 of Alaska family fun. Below are five options, statewide, for unique and often creepy-crawly Halloween fun. Ready – grab your favorite chocolate bar, and let’s get to it! […]

Winner Creek Trail in Girdwood: Just that for family hiking

Between humming bars of “Jingle Bells” and downing gallons of hot chocolate to soothe the savage swing of “YAY, it’s snowing!” and “ACK, I need to switch the tires on the car!” came a delightful afternoon with two other AKontheGO families at kid-pleasing Winner Creek Trail in Girdwood. Snowy it was, and wet it became, […]