Experience Ultimate Alaska at the Iditarod Start

Note: This is the second of a two-part story by freelance writer Heather Mundt, about her experiences at the 2016 Iditarod. by Heather Mundt   If you’ve had the pleasure – as I have –  to drive or ride with a sled dog team, you never forget the noise of the dogs’ excited shrieks and howls […]

AKontheGO “Goes” to Nome for Iditarod 2015

Steeped in history and a fair amount of mystery, the town of Nome is probably the most popular community in Alaska each March. Iditarod 2015 finishers continue rolling across the finish line, and it’s about now that emails begin rolling my way with inquiries by curious and adventurous parents wondering if they should book a […]

Alaska Cemeteries are Resting Places for History

I visit cemeteries, collecting vivid images of the stone or wood headstones as reminders of stories known only unto themselves, and those left behind. When our family lived in South Carolina, I was struck by a depth of history so unfamiliar to me, a product of the young Washington State. Southern gravesites, too, were often […]

“There’s No Place Like Nome!” With Nome Discovery Tours

There isn’t, you know, anyplace like Nome. I’ve been to many places in Alaska, and Nome is a character among characters, as towns go. It’s not much to look at, frankly, this village-by-the-sea. Clustering 3,500 residents close to the shores of the Bering Sea, Nome is a neat grid of dusty streets made famous by […]