Great Alaska Gifts and Places to Go

With the December calendar creeping closer and closer to Christmas, I know I’m not the only person looking for gifts that encourage a love of Alaska, the outdoors, and the idea that experiences can sometimes be more powerful presents than “stuff.” We’re also still cleaning up from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Anchorage on […]

Gifting Alaska This Christmas – It’s Easy!

The final countdown has begun, and I’m joining legions of shoppers still making decisions about Alaska Christmas gifts for their family members. With one son in the tweens and one in the over-21 crowd, it’s not as simple as taking over a local toy store for presents anymore. I want to be cognizant of gifting […]

Gifting Your Time This Christmas

“All I want for Christmas is you.” ~Mariah Carey The spectrum of giving during the holiday season is certainly broad. On one end there lies Christmas lists like my son’s with no fewer than seven NFL jerseys and a NERF gun; on the other, lists like my 85 year-old father that say “I don’t need […]

Alaska Railroad Holiday Train Tips

It was a cheerful train that chugged away from the Anchorage Historic Depot last Saturday afternoon. Two locomotives, four cars, and nearly a hundred volunteers spread out among them, all decked out for Christmas. The Alaska Railroad Holiday Trains are a longtime favorite of Anchorage families, and the experience has grown more popular every year. […]

Santa-Spotting With KTVA 11 Daybreak and AKontheGO

Happy Christmas season, AKontheGO families! Truly, I have the best job in the world, finding out the appearance schedule of Mr. Claus himself. Today is the first Thursday in December, and that means an early-morning wake up with KTVA 11 Daybreak. This month, it’s all Santa, all the time for many Alaska families, and I […]

Fun Friday in Alaska: It’s Looking a Lot Like Christmas!

Dashing through the snow, ho, ho, ho, and mistletoe! Welcome to another beautiful Fun Friday in Alaska, courtesy of Alaska Center for Pediatrics, caring for kiddos since 1982. This weekend is FULL, folks. So full, in fact, I’m not even sure Santa could keep up, much less a coffee-deprived mother from Anchorage who is still […]