Spend Your Spring Break In Alaska

Attention, parents: March 8 is just around the corner. That’s the day schools around the state open their doors and release students for spring break. Of course, the term “spring” in reference to a season still very much looking like winter is definitely a misnomer here in Alaska, especially when teaser advertisements for swimsuits, sunscreen, […]

Southcentral Alaska Getaways For Fall

This story originally appeared in my Outdoors With Kids column in the Alaska Dispatch News on August 15, 2017.  Ah, summer. Parting is such sweet sorrow. Unless it’s the parting of my kid from his bed each morning in time to make the 8:15 a.m. bell. The calendar says it’s time to ready the troops […]

Day Cruising Alaska’s Early Season: What you need to know

For those who follow the AKontheGO Instagram account, I have no doubt Saturday’s posts were a bit on a dreary side. It’s not anybody’s fault, really. Spring in Alaska, and particularly along coastal areas like Seward, is often windy, wet, and gray. Very, very gray. We know better than to expect April to feature blue […]

Gray Whale-Watching in Alaska: Two options for families

Spring in Alaska is a WHALE of a lot of fun. Gray whale-watching, to be exact. AKontheGO has headed south in the past to explore the warm, sunny climate of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and the Alaska residents who snowbird down there. No, not humans. Whales. Beautiful gray whales. Gray whales migrate 5,000 miles between Mexico […]

Alaska Day Cruises Provide Family Fun – But Hurry!

Signs of spring are busting out across Alaska. From slushy streets to the return of wild birds from points south, Alaskans know the season called “Breakup” has indeed arrived. Kids dance in the mud puddles, and parents survey damage done to a winter’s worth of snow pants and mittens, smiling all the way. How else […]