Skiing Alaska’s Independence Mine State Park With Kids

Bluebird skies greeted us as a winter sunrise finally made its way over Pioneer Peak in Southcentral Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley. After days and days of cloudy, warmish gloom, below-Zero temperatures and a peach of a day were at our fingertips, and I wasn’t going to waste a second. With snow levels still on the low […]

AKontheGO’s Fun Friday Alert! Tubing, Snowshoeing, and More

It may be a frigid -15 in Anchorage this morning, but by golly, the outdoor family fun around Alaska continues, even up in Fairbanks, where my pals report temperatures as low as -45F. Yikes! Go to it, AKontheGO’ers, let’s show the world what we’re made of…Bring on Fun Friday, proudly sponsored by Alaska Center for […]

Bears? Now? Take Care and Take Note: Winter-Bear-Aware In Session!

Shhhhhhhh. The bears of Anchorage are supposed to be sleeping, although it seems they missed the memo, judging from the number of tracks spotted on a daily basis in and around Alaska’s largest city. Heck, I was out hiking the other day in my favorite stretch of the Campbell Tract and came upon a huge […]

Anchorage Ski Train: Epic Journey Aboard the Alaska Railroad

I spent today trying to articulate to friends and family just how incredible, how amazing, how simply epic the Anchorage Ski Train truly is. For one solid day, participants of this annual event are immersed in Alaskana so special even most residents of the 49th state don’t often experience its wonder. We were lucky enough yesterday […]

Top O’ the Fun Friday To Ya!

The St. Patrick’s Day leprechauns are still busy around AK Hacienda, stirring up mischief (I’m convinced they had something to do with yesterday’s 5″ of snow, aren’t you?) and keeping us all on our toes. So why not continue the spirit of these little green guys with a happy clappy Fun Friday lineup so full […]