See Alaska Sights Virtually If You Can’t Be Here In Person

Our collective fight against the novel coronavirus continues. Alaska is pushing 200 cases of COVID-19 after a rough weekend that included another death. Children are still out of brick and mortar schools, parents are continuing to work from home, and as Passover and Easter both come upon us, we are reminded once again that we […]

Alaska Mother’s Day Treats: Take mom outdoors this summer

It might be a drizzly Friday around Alaska, but preparations are underway for a beautiful weekend of Mother’s Day shenanigans. If you missed AKontheGO’s Family Fun Calendar on KTVA 11 Daybreak this week (snoozing, perhaps?), don’t worry, the complete list, plus a few extras, are right here. Whew. Mother’s Day weekend is typically when Alaska […]

Take a Tour of a Musk Ox Farm in Palmer

  With a call not unlike that of a bear cub, the little musk ox calf staggered toward the fence line, eager for his share of the proffered fistful of grass from an eager young visitor. “Always hungry,” said our tour guide. “Always, always hungry. That’s all they want these days – food.” I had […]

Get Wild in Alaska: Five spots for viewing animals in the Last Frontier

Springtime in Alaska means the arrival of youngsters; human or otherwise. Our large animals, particularly bears and moose, are popular attractions for visitors of the 49th state, and we are constantly asked about the best places to view both. Who doesn’t love baby animals? Whether furred or feathered, most of us have a soft spot […]

Getting Wild in Alaska: Critter Viewing With Kids

I’m home now after a magical visit to Hallo Bay Bear Camp on the shores of Katmai National Park, and the afterglow from close encounters of the bruin kind still has me in daze. This was AK Mom’s getaway; my “momcation” if you will, with nothing kid-friendly about a weekend spent stalking bears with my […]