Enjoying Alaska State Parks’ Rainbow Trout Cabin

It may be small, but the newest Eklutna Lake public use cabin is an Alaska State Parks gem. Rainbow Trout is only 16′ X 20′ but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in glowing natural light and a wealth of easy-to-access activities in and around the lake.  One of two cabins recently […]

Summer Camp Podcast: Alaska On the Go

Our latest episode of the Alaska On the Go Podcast introduces listeners to a few new Alaska summer camp ideas.  Download Episode 3 of Alaska On the Go now!  When I was in third grade, my parents sent me to my first overnight summer camp. I’ll never forget it, because the friend I went with […]

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 […]

Springtime News and Family Travel Views

We’re ‘March-ing” along, aren’t we? Alaska’s longest season departed with a bang over spring break, and now we’re all looking ahead to another light, bright, and family travel-centric summer.  To catch you all up on our own comings and goings; I fashioned a newsy letter to give you an idea of all the fascinating fun […]

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 […]

Outer Range Dogsled Tours: The ‘happiest dogs around’

It was the ‘happy dogs’ tagline that sold me. That and the sweeping landscape surrounding said dogs.  Outer Range Dogsled Tours is located just north of Denali National Park’s northern boundaries in the town of Healy. Operated by two working kennels led by some of the most personable mushers I’ve ever met, Outer Range is […]

Spend Your Spring Break In Alaska

Attention, parents: March 8 is just around the corner. That’s the day schools around the state open their doors and release students for spring break. Of course, the term “spring” in reference to a season still very much looking like winter is definitely a misnomer here in Alaska, especially when teaser advertisements for swimsuits, sunscreen, […]

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 […]

5 Reasons to Extend Your Alaska Cruise Vacation

Alaska cruise-goers, listen up. It’s almost February, and many of you have made plans to visit the 49th state this summer. But have you extended your stay?  Most Alaska cruise passengers take the well-known Inside Passage route, embarking on the southern end from Seattle or Vancouver; and on the northern end from Seward or Whittier. […]