Alaska-Themed Christmas Gifts For Adventurous Families

December is upon us and my refrigerator is full of lists for and by the people I love. AK Kid has stuck his handwritten itemized and alphabetized record of Christmas gift desires at adult eye level. I have records of niece and nephews gift ideas next to that; and further down, what my husband needs, […]

Alaska National Parks Junior Ranger Program: Helping kids get up and go

Note: There is nothing quite like exploring a national park, but exploring an Alaska national park brings adventure to a whole new level. We love our National Park Service, love what they represent, and for who. Below is my latest post for US-Parks.com, explaining the details behind the NPS’ popular Junior Ranger program. Between the […]

Go North, the Rush Was On! Visiting Historic Skagway, Alaska

There was gold in them thar hills, and people killed themselves for it. Killed each other, too. I’m talking, of course, about Skagway, Alaska, home to drunkenness and debauchery and hundreds of thousands of men (and a good number of women, too) in search of riches beyond anybody’s wildest dreams. Skagway is a place preserved […]