Prep For Ski Season at Eaglecrest in Juneau

(This is a sponsored post on behalf of Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau, Alaska.)  When AKontheGO wants to go skiing, we try to find an excuse to hop an Alaska Airlines jet (using those wonderful miles, of course) and fly south. South, you say? Indeed, for in the capital city of Juneau lies a community […]

Family Travel Should Fit Everyone

Travel: There are few other opportunities to embrace a family’s personal culture. Mom and dad, moms and moms, dads and dads, grandparents and grandkids going places together in a way that fits their own style. It’s one of the reasons I love writing about travel and kids and meeting as many families as possible while […]

AAA Alaska Offers Peace of Mind for Families

Sponsored post on behalf of AKontheGO sponsor AAA Alaska  Every August, after my son returns to school, my husband and I haul out everything from the cars and take stock of our road trip safety inventory. Flares, check. Extra food, water, and a sleeping bag? Roger. AAA Alaska card? Double check that. With a short […]

Alaska Communications Summer of Heroes

  Pardon the interruption of summer weather and warm, sunny days <—-I’m about to melt over here in East Anchorage, by the way. Anyone have a Popcicle? Alaska Communications just called (see what I did there?) and wanted me to remind all youth between 6-18 that the Summer of Heroes nominating window will close on […]

New Guidebook Shows Off Anchorage Playgrounds

When Colleen Carlson gave birth to her son, James, she knew she wanted to spend as much time as possible exploring Alaska’s outdoor spaces with her little one. This former environmental educator, naturalist, and advocate for play was born and raised in Soldotna, and was familiar with the forests, lakes, rivers, and bays of Southcentral […]

Best Hikes in Alaska’s Interior Region

by Jen Ostler Interior Alaska is a special place, unique from the coastal climates of Southcentral and Southeast. Trees are stunted from harsh weather and icy soils, and in the summer the famous Midnight Sun is a bit brighter than in the southern reaches of the state. Up at elevation, there are expansive views, with […]

Read On the Fly is a Reality!

With great fanfare and not a little bit of sweat equity, Read On the Fly officially became a project at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport yesterday. To all who contributed books, time, funds, or facilities, thank you. To those who want to help, read THIS. I spent Wednesday afternoon at the airport, wheeling my Coleman […]

Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area: A look back, and the view ahead

  Sponsored post on behalf of Eaglecrest Ski Area, located in Juneau, Alaska.  We’re pretty proud of Eaglecrest. This family-friendly facility located on Douglas Island, a short scenic drive from downtown Juneau, had a successful year teaching kids and adults about the joys of skiing and snowboarding. Jeffra Clough, sales and marketing director AND the […]

Make This Earth Day an Opportunity to Get Outdoors

[This post was sponsored by Kohl’s as part of their commitment to encourage outdoor recreation by families around the country.] Today is Earth Day, an annual opportunity to become more aware of our planet, its environment, and the people who live upon it. Since 1970, Earth Day has waged a campaign to encourage everyone, and […]

Two Great Books for Young Alaskan Readers

Ever watch a kid watch for wildlife? Eyes wide, mouth open, trying to stay quiet. From the largest (bears and moose) to the smallest (shrews and bugs), Alaska’s wild things are fascinating, and carry a story as unique as we humans. Some swim, some fly, some creep. Some are loud. Some don’t make any sound […]