Tips for Camping in Alaska

I locked the door on the AKontheGO trailer for the last time yesterday after carting armloads of outdoor clothing, bedding, and cans of food to a winter resting place in a closet under the stairs. Bittersweet packing this first week of autumn, with yellow leaves skittering across the roof and snow falling on way-back mountain […]

Denali National Park: What you need to know for an autumn visit

Before you read any further, ponder this fact for a moment: Denali National Park encompasses six million acres, and there is but one road in or out. One narrow, dirt road that bisects the space, shared by thousands of eager visitors each year. And we got to drive it. Denali National Park is by far […]

Alaska Camping With Kids: Five great places to meet the great outdoors

The fact I had to apply sunscreen yesterday just underscores the AMAZING fact of Alaska’s current weather, which is perfect for camping. I mean, glorious sunshine-perfect temperatures-beautiful scenery-kind of perfect. AKontheGO is ready for camping, and I bet many of you are, too, which makes yesterday’s article in the Anchorage Daily News very timely. Camping […]

Beauty Sleep In the Last Frontier: Strategies from Alaskan Parents

Visiting Alaska next summer? It’s never too early to begin planning your trip to the Last Frontier with our strategies for managing sleep in a land where seasonal daylight lasts, well, all night… I will never forget our family’s first Alaskan camping trip. Toddler and a ‘tween in tow, we drove northeast to scenic Lake […]

AKontheGO’s Top Trips of 2010

You’ve been waiting and waiting for AK Fam to come up with our favorite places of 2010, I just know it. Thank you for your patience; the process has been complex, detailed, and involved serious discussion around the dinner table. It’s not easy deciphering a six year-old’s manner of deduction, after all, but we are […]