Alaska Back-to-School Travel Wins

Back-to-school in Alaska means several things to 49th state families: Days are getting shorter Weather is growing cooler Travel is easier Wait, did I just say “easier”? Indeed. Easier because the nearly two million visitors have made their way home and the resulting lack of crowds is pleasing to those who struggle to take advantage […]

“Biodiversity in the Back Yard” Garden Fair 2010 is Here!

Alaskans love their gardens. Why? Because we only have perhaps eight weeks total of good gardening weather, and we like to blast our colors and textures as far and fast as we can before the termination dust appears on the mountains. I almost weep just thinking about it. This weekend is Gardener Mecca with the […]

Fun Friday: A Full-Steam Ahead Weekend!

Hmmm, where did our brilliant sunshine and 70+ temperatures go? No mind, AK Fam’s lawn and flower bed is appreciating the shower and so are our allergies. We’ll take it. We are indeed full-steam ahead this weekend with a bunch of festivals and events to report, as well as a special deal from the Alaska […]

Revved For Rondy: Annual Winter Funfest Kicks Off Feb. 27

Who doesn’t love a carnival? Rides, food, contests of wit and strength, and in this case, fur hats, mittens, and dozens of howling sled dogs, with with a few reindeer thrown in for good measure.  Step right up, folks. Entering its 75th year of entertaining winter-weary Alaskans, Fur Rendezvous  is set to begin yet another stellar “beginning to […]