Spring Into a Southeast Alaska Vacation

AKontheGO publisher Erin Kirkland has a few ideas for exploring Southeast Alaska between March and May.  After 10 years of writing about traveling Alaska with children, I have a pretty good idea of what’s hot, or not, in the realm of family-friendly fun. So when January rolls around each year and my email inbox fills […]

Must-Do Family Experiences in 2015: Southeast Alaska

The dawning of a new year marks a somewhat unofficial beginning of another busy Alaska tourist season, even if most of the hubub is found on the internet. January 1’s arrival means many travel industry vendors, parks, and services begin accepting reservations for the coming summer of Alaska adventure. If you’re one of the nearly […]

Five Alaska Activities For Smaller Children: Part Three

We wind up our Alaska tour with wee ones in the southeastern section of the state. “Southeast,” as it is called by Alaskans, is that panhandle-shaped, rainforested area where most visitors capture their first images of the 49th state. Cruisers will certainly spend the majority of sailing time in this region, moving through the gorgeous […]

Fun Friday for April 13: A Lucky Day of Alaska Family Fun

I prefer to remain positive about days like Friday the 13th. Who could think anything otherwise with such glorious sunshine outside, and temperatures warming into the low 50’s? It’s Fun Friday once again, and AKontheGO has some lovely ideas for getting the fam outside this weekend, plus a special event honoring our veterans. Fun Friday […]

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, […]

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan a Perfect Stormy-Weather Stop

It was so delightful to hear my Travelgram cohost, Scott McMurren sloshing his way around Ketchikan during yesterday’s show. Lamenting the fact that he was weathered in and couldn’t go kayaking, even. Come now, Mr. McTravel, you know better than that; it’s Ketchikan, for gosh sakes, and everybody who goes there knows (or should now, […]

Quacking Along in Ketchikan with Duck Tours

Waddling around the drippy city of Ketchikan, where webbed feet definitely put one at a decided advantage, Alaska Amphibious Tours is showing visitors the backstory of this southeast Alaska town. I’ll offer up a disclaimer right here: I usually don’t like guided tours of anyplace, finding my own guidebook and sense of direction to do […]

Five Family Adventures in Ketchikan, Alaska

Unique from the day it was discovered by Irish fortune-seeker Mike Martin in the late 1800’s, Ketchikan is a perfect example of Alaska’s love affair with fish, water, and opportunity. Located on a hunk of granite named Revillagigedo Island (or, Revilla, as per locals), Ketchikan is often referred to as “Alaska’s First City” due to […]