Welcome to Alaska – How can we help you?

Planning a trip to Alaska often feels daunting for parents or grandparents looking to see as much as they can, in a set amont of time, with one or more children in tow. “We want to show them everything!” is a statement I’ve heard more than once, and it’s sometimes difficult to talk down the enthusiastic […]

Alpha Aviation Soars to Denali

Anchorage-based Alpha Aviation, LLC has long been a name to trust when it comes to helicopter flying around the 49th state. As you begin planning for 2019, read about the company’s newest offerings that appease a traveling family wanting a completely different Alaska outdoor experience.  In Alaska, helicopters are often perceived as the aviation vehicles […]

Drive the Denali Highway With Kids

AKontheGO made one final push toward road trip bliss over the Labor Day weekend with a traverse of the Denali Highway, spanning 134 miles between Paxson and Cantwell. We woke up morning before last to a film of frost covering anything not moving at the Brushkana Creek BLM campground 20 miles east of Cantwell. The […]

Pedestrian Power in Sitka

This story originally appeared in the Anchorage Daily News. September and October are excellent months to visit this Southeast Alaska community with kids, AKontheGO publisher Erin Kirkland writes.  Sitka’s residents always seem to be on their way to an adventure. No matter how often I visit, I see people bustling around downtown, toting kids and gear […]

On Flying Alaska: Reflections, reminders, and responsibility

In the wake of a fatal plane crash involving a well-respected flightseeing company, would-be passengers should be aware of their role in small-plane safety while flying in Alaska. Last November I climbed aboard a small airplane on the tarmac of Talkeetna’s small airstrip, bound for Denali’s Sheldon Amphitheatre and a few days of winter adventuring. […]

TSA and Autism: Navigation tips you need

How do you get a young person with autism through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) maze? We’ve got tips. Our family is one of thousands in the United States managing life on the autism spectrum. In our case, it is Big AK Kid, who, at 24, may not be considered a kid by societal standards, […]

Seaman’s EcoTour Adventures – Kachemak Bay exploration

Seaman’s EcoTour Adventures captain Glenn Seaman revved the outboards of his boat The Pinbone with enough oomph to jostle my still-dozing teenager from his early-morning reverie. It was 8 a.m. and we were headed out to explore Kachemak Bay, a 40-mile long arm of the Kenai Peninsula’s southwest side. “Ready, everybody?” Seaman asked as he eased the […]

Fish the Kenai With Alaska Rivers Company

Catching a wild salmon in the 49th state is considered by many the pinnacle of fishing, especially on the Kenai River. This turquoise-colored, fast-moving and icy channel stretching 82 miles from Kenai Lake to Cook Inlet is the granddaddy river of the Kenai Peninsula, and a place where thousands gather each summer to catch kings, […]

5 Things We Always Take on an Alaska RV Trip

*This post is sponsored by Great Alaskan Holidays, Inc., providers of Last Frontier roadtripping adventures for more than 30 years.*  Summer is in full swing around here, and our team is gearing up for another weekend of outdoor-themed fun  as we motor north to the village of Talkeetna. We’re pretty confident about our Alaska RV […]

Trickster Trips’ VW Synchro a Beefy Way to See Alaska

Yeah, I used the word “beefy,” but to be fair, there’s really no other word to describe this 1986 hunk of burning VW love named Polychrome, or “Poly” for short. I first wrote about Trickster Trips last December when owner Mandy Morell was just beginning to assemble her fleet of three vans. They’re hard to […]

5 Reasons to Stay at Heritage RV Park in Homer

Where AKontheGO meets up with the good folks at Heritage RV Park along the Homer Spit.  There’s a lot to like about traveling by RV to the cosmic town of Homer, Alaska. A smallish town of 8,000 or so at the end of the Sterling Highway about five hours from Anchorage, Homer is a place […]