Post-Christmas Blues? Take the kids on a hike

This story originally appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on December 26, 2017. ~EK  Kids get restless over the winter break. I blame holiday hype and the whipping up of emotions in those days leading up to Dec. 25, when everything reaches its peak. Then the day after Christmas comes, and I’m looking at a […]

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Wood Bison: Release is nearly here!

The public has one final chance to see a herd of 100 threatened Wood bison at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center before they are released in a historic effort to restore their numbers in Alaska. Wood bison, on of two subspecies of American bison (Plains bison are the other), and used to roam the meadowlands […]

Three Reasons to Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center This Winter

During a bustling summer tourist season, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage draws thousands of visitors eager to catch more than a glimpse of their favorite 49th state critter. Across the grassy, brushy land near the Placer River at the end of Turnagain Arm, AWCC is the kind of place most guests to Alaska […]

Fun Friday: This Weekend’s All For Kids!

Kids’ Day. That’s pretty much our language today. “When is Kids’ Day?!” Yes, parents of Anchorage-area kids: Tomorrow is indeed Kids’ Day, and we’ve got you covered with the wherefores and how-come’s right here at AKontheGO Fun Friday, proudly sponsored by Alaska Center for Pediatrics. SATURDAY: Kids’ Day is our top family activity for Saturday, since […]