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, […]

Family-Friendly Fun in Alaska: Is it the weekend, now?

I’ll be the first to admit that in between s’mores and sipping wine before a family campfire, work-related tasks took a backseat during our critical vacation to Oregon. But a travel writer has to take a breather, now and then, especially in August, and especially in Alaska, where sudden fall-like appearances mean a switcheroo of […]

Five Alaska Holiday Hotspots: Bring the Family!

Okay. Halls decked. Larders full of holiday treats, check. Kids reminded of manners and required behavior at the dinner table, double check. I guess AK Grandma and Grandpa can arrive, now! This is our last post before we hop on board the Christmas crazy train, and frankly, we can’t wait. We have a full lineup […]

Hot Spots for a Cool Alaska Family Christmas

Perhaps it is the feathery snowflakes falling outside, or maybe I’m just a sentimental sort of gal, but it’s time to talk up the Alaska holiday travel season. Loyal AKontheGO readers know how much I beat the drum for investing in meaningful travel experiences instead of stuff, and this year I’m determined to encourage all […]

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 […]

Frightfully-Fantastic-Fun-Friday: It’s Halloween at AKontheGO!

Let the kids sleep in a bit while you peruse our absolutely incredible lineup of Halloween weekend activities. The combination of learning and fun just sends me to the moon this year; or, at least, to the pantry for a little Milky Way pick-me-up. Especially after looking at this photo (above) of AK Dad making […]

There’s No Time Like Snow Time at Alyeska Resort

With an abundance of premier  ski resorts scattered across the United States, envisioning a family vacation to schuss the snowy slopes of Alaska seems a little far-fetched, doesn’t it? The Rocky Mountains are much closer, the Wasatch much drier, and the Cascades much cheaper. Why the heck would mom and dad spend a bundle to […]

Get Your Summer Mountain High in Girdwood and Alyeska Resort

I bet if John Denver were still alive he’d sing a song about Girdwood and Alyeska Resort. The stunning scenery nicely coupled with diverse hiking options makes me want to break out in a few chords from The Sound of Music, nevermind Denver’s signature song. Think it’s winter-only at Alyeska? Not a chance. Summertime is […]

Alaska Summer is Almost Over & Now is the Time to Save!

This is my favorite time of year in Alaska. The almost imperceptable trend of shorter days is mingled with changing landscape and a mad rush to squeeze in those last few family trips before (gasp!) school starts and snow flies. I love it. What I love even more is the effort of Alaskan tourism companies […]

Big Wild Wednesday!

Let’s just start things off talking about coffee. After all, it is nearly 4 p.m. and I have still not received the promised “get up and go” from my first four cups. Sheesh. I should have brewed up a pot of that new, signature coffee co-designed by the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kaladi […]

Hoppilicious Fun Friday-Earth Day

This is the first Easter weekend since AK Fam moved to Alaska that we won’t have to hunt for eggs wearing snow boots (at least not here in the lowlands). Perhaps spring has indeed arrived in the 49th state? Judging by the amount of activities, I’d say so. AKontheGO is also humbled to talk about […]