Wild and Wonderful Alaska in 2013: Do it

Visiting Alaska with youngsters means making choices, lots and lots of them. The 49th state’s diversity and sheer volume can often confound even the most savvy traveling family. With so many moments of awe at our disposal, how in the world are parents supposed to decide among just a few? Many grownups simply settle for […]

Family-Friendly Fun in Denali National Park: AKontheGO Takes You There

AK Kid gazed wonderingly across the tundra-clad valley near the Savage River check station. “We can see so far away,” my Anchorage-raised son mused. “I think I’ll like it here.” And like it, he did, even though we were a mere 15 miles into one of Alaska’s most fantastic family travel gems: Denali National Park. […]

Five Great Family Hikes In Alaska

With longer days, warmer weather, and almost-green hillsides, hiking trails are beckoning to AK Fam as we prepare for yet another summer of outdoor recreation, the Alaska way. Last summer I guest-blogged for Trekaroo and listed some good choices for family hiking in Alaska, but felt there was so much more to share. Plus, AK […]

Alaska Winter Takes Center Stage This Snowy Fun Friday

Hello, hello? Is anyone out there? Southcentral Alaska is positively buried in snow; from driveways to rooflines, we’re full, full, full of white stuff. I think it’s just perfect for throwing down that snow shovel and jumping headlong into a pile of family fun, Alaska-style. Welcome to Fun Friday, your weekly newsletter of interesting Alaska […]

Snowshoeing Alaska: No Experience Required

Got your hippety-hop on, this morning? You’ll sure need it to get anywhere in the 49th state, lately. There’s more snow than most of us have seen in a long time, and aside from shoveling it all into an enormous cone-shaped configuration in the front yard, one activity in particular comes to mind – snowshoeing. […]

In Alaska, Time Slips, Slips Away

Someone told me the other day “Everything you’ve posted on your Website is a must-see. How the heck could we possibly do that during one trip to Alaska?” Very good point, intrepid AKontheGO-reader, and one I will attempt to answer. Forty years ago (well, okay, maybe even after that) the family vacation was a standard two-weeks. Employers […]