Alaska Family Travel Summer Showcase News

Several things happened over the weekend. First, all the snow vanished from my front yard in 50-degree temperatures; part of one of the earliest spring melts ever recorded. Second, the famous Alaska Summer Showcase happened at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. One is slightly disturbing (albeit delightful while in the moment of sunny […]

Alaska On the Go Podcast: Iditarod 2019 version

In less than 24 hours, 52 dog teams will depart Anchorage’s Fourth Avenue for the Ceremonial Start of Iditarod 2019. I’ve covered this race’s auspicious beginnings since 2007, and every year is full of crazy excitement, both canine and human.  Iditarod is tradition and lifestyle all wrapped up in a thousand dog booties, and we […]

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous 2019 – It’s nearly time!

Celebrating 84 years of Alaska life, the 2019 Fur Rendezvous festival kicks off Friday, February 22 in downtown Anchorage. Rated one of the top winter festivals in the United States, “Fur Rondy” as we Alaskans call it, is more than a chance to brush off the February blues; it’s an opportunity to revel in life […]

Packing and Playing Alaska With Kids

Fact: kids + comfort = vacation happiness. Comfort, of course, is achieved not just in a physical sense, but an emotional one as well, and when accomplished, makes complete sense.  In a previous posts I’ve discussed the value of appropriate gear when planning a trip to Alaska with kids. On the AKontheGO home page, you […]

The Alaska Zoo Shares the Love in February

The Alaska Zoo is giving the community a chance to show their love for zoo residents again this year with its annual Valentines for the Animals event. On Saturday, Feb. 16, visitors to the Alaska Zoo can make valentine cards for the animals at the card craft station and hand deliver the notes to large envelops located at each […]

Anchorage Hotels to Stay and Play

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, boasting 300,000 souls who live, work, and play in the immediate “Anchorage Bowl” area. It also swells during the high tourist season between May and September, with hardly enough beds to accommodate the number of heads looking for a spot to sleep. In response to an extremely high demand, and […]

Anchorage Scavenger Hunt – Winter Edition

The Anchorage area offers a wide swath of diverse landscape and activities, even in the winter months. When friends or family come to visit, make a day of exploring Alaska’s largest city with this fun “scavenger hunt” that takes players north, south, east, and west. Visiting Anchorage? This little adventure is a surefire way to […]

Alaska Earthquake 2018: What it did, and didn’t do

Our family’s Alaska earthquake story from Friday, November 30 sounds similar to that of so many others. Got kid out of bed, fed kid, packed lunches, drank coffee, dropped kid at school (argued with said kid, 14, about whether or not he had to say “I love you, too), drove off.  I drove off, like […]

Welcome to Alaska – How can we help you?

Planning a trip to Alaska often feels daunting for parents or grandparents looking to see as much as they can, in a set amont of time, with one or more children in tow. “We want to show them everything!” is a statement I’ve heard more than once, and it’s sometimes difficult to talk down the enthusiastic […]

Alaska Botanical Garden – Summer Camps for Kids!

Don’t have plans for the youngsters this summer? Want the whole family to take an active interest in gardening, Alaska plants, and the environment? This just landed in my email inbox from the Alaska Botanical Garden.   Located just off Campbell Airstrip Road and Tudor Road in Anchorage, The Alaska Botanical Garden is an excellent […]

Anchorage Museum Thomas Planetarium Reopens April 21

Attention Alaskans and would-be Alaska visitors! The Anchorage Museum Thomas Planetarium will officially reopen on Saturday, April 21 after an exended renovation period.  International Astronomy Day is a fun way to not only introduce kids to stars and planets, it’s also a great opportunity to embrace the concept that there is far, far more to […]