Fun Friday in the Far North: Memorial Weekend for Alaska

Even though summer seems to be missing in action today, Alaska’s communities are gearing up for Memorial weekend and the many activities signaling an arrival of longer days, warmer weather, and tons of visitors. AK Fam is happy to jump right in, of course, and I’ve kicked things off with a short visit to the […]

Sum-Sum-Summertime in Alaska: Fun Friday Starts Now!

AK Dad and I are celebrating the last day of school in San Diego (aren’t we naughty, missing AK Kid’s departure from first grade?), attending commissioning ceremonies for the U.S.S. San Diego, in preparation for Anchorage’s own ship commissioning of the U.S.S. Anchorage in 2013. It’s a pretty special opportunity, my friends, and you’ll be […]

Welcome to Fun Friday at AKontheGO!

Whew, are we ever glad to see Friday pop up like a spring crocus. Such a week! Between chipping away six inches of ice from my driveway and encouraging water running from my gutters to flow away from the house and not into the baasement, I’m pooped. I’m also ready for a little family fun; […]

AKontheGO Fun Friday Roundup for February 17-20

It is going to be a GREAT weekend! I know this for several reasons. One, it’s light out past 6 p.m., and as any winter-weary Alaskan can tell you, that alone is cause for happy dancing in the slush-covered streets. Two, the lineup of special events happening in Alaska this weekend is simply incredible. Three, […]

Fun Friday! Sled Dogs, Snowshoes, and Science for Alaska Families

Aloha! AK Fam is winding up 10 days of Island Paradise. Dare I say – I am homesick for my wintery wonderland of Alaska? All reports of warming temperatures and falling snow make for perfect family fun this weekend, and we’ve got it right here, not to mention a little bit of Hawai’i to make […]

Know Before You Go: Alaska Cruise Considerations

Last July, while lounging in the sun near the cruise ship launch dock in Sitka, I overheard two friends talking about their fortunate score of splendid weather during their cruise to Alaska. “I can’t believe it,” First Guy said. “Somebody told me it rains every day in Alaska, so I brought all my best gear, […]

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. […]

Alaska Experience, 2011: AKontheGO Reviews the Year

This was going to be a typical “Top Five” list.  AK Fam had already engaged in a number of spirited conversations, arguing and pleading and lobbying for favorite destinations to achieve AKontheGO-greatness. But we couldn’t agree. AK Dad, Kid, and I were busy in 2011, traveling in all directions to expand our sense of adventure, […]

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 […]

Fun Friday: Catch That Turkey! (Or A Spaceship, or a Skier)

Now that I have your attention…. It’s a beautiful, if a wee bit chilly, Fun Friday in Alaska and we’re all bundled up and ready to share with you some warm and cozy options for your weekend and the weeks ahead. Thanks as always to our friends at Alaska Center for Pediatrics, caring for Last […]

Visiting Alaska? Take the Kids to These Great Museums

With a windchill of -20 at AK Hacienda this morning, my thoughts are drifting to indoor family fun across the 49th state. Alaska is home to a bevy of beautiful and unique museums that are certain to inspire, teach, and entertain the entire family on a vacation north. I promise. JUNEAU: We visited the Juneau-Douglas […]