Family Fun Alert at Fairbanks’ Museum of the North

Fairbanks, Alaska is a city of approximately 33, 000 hardy souls who thrive in this Interior landscape that continues to impress those from Outside (anywhere not Alaska). Fairbanks is also home to the University of Alaska’s Fairbanks, a four-year institution offering everything from Arctic studies to mining for its 9,000 students. UAF is located atop a […]

Mount Dewey Trail in Wrangell, Alaska: Kid-tested and approved

Rounding out the green forests of Wrangell, Alaska is a canopy-covered trail that surprises newcomers, every time. Mount Dewey, located within shouting distance from downtown and popular with local families, is often deemed too short, too easy, and too close in for hardy hikers like myself. Mistake. Since first trotting up the wooden steps and […]

Alaska With Kids: Kodiak Military History Museum

Shrouded by swirls of island fog, the entrance to Kodiak’s Military History Museum smelled of wet concrete and moss, and even though an American flag hung over the doorway, and an “Open” sign invited our family inside, we still hesitated. On a family vacation to the second-largest island in the United States, we had hiked […]

InnerSea Discoveries and the Un-Cruise: Mingling With Mother Nature

Below is the first in a series of posts related to AK Fam’s recent cruise aboard the Wilderness Discoverer, one of several InnerSea Discoveries vessels sailing around southeast Alaska.  It was an “almost-sound” that woke me. A steady, quiet noise unlike that of boat engines, the hum of which had lulled me to sleep the […]

Family-Fun Friday in Alaska: Railroad special, National Park Lottery, and More!

Much, much more, AKonthGO’ers, starting with an enormous round of gratitude to all those who helped usher in a whole new realm of Alaska family travel last night. Our Launch Party and Open House was a success, and we owe thanks to our friends at Salmon Berry Tours and Alaskan Mudboots for assisting in the […]

Family Hiking Atop Juneau’s Mount Roberts

Alaska’s capital city offers more than the usual walking tours and visits to area museums. Our three-day stop in Juneau was full of both, but sometimes a family’s just gotta get outdoors with good old mother nature. Kids, especially, need a chance to work off some steam while on a family vacation to Alaska, so […]