Reindeer Games in Fairbanks: Take the kids

by Jen Ostler Did you know that reindeer are not native to Alaska? Noted explorer and Presbyterian missionary Dr. Sheldon Jackson, with the aid of the United States Government, brought reindeer and several Laplander families (as educators) to the Seward Peninsula in 1892 to assist in what was assumed to be a starvation epidemic among St […]

Five Alaska Holiday Hotspots: Bring the Family!

Okay. Halls decked. Larders full of holiday treats, check. Kids reminded of manners and required behavior at the dinner table, double check. I guess AK Grandma and Grandpa can arrive, now! This is our last post before we hop on board the Christmas crazy train, and frankly, we can’t wait. We have a full lineup […]

Hot Spots for a Cool Alaska Family Christmas

Perhaps it is the feathery snowflakes falling outside, or maybe I’m just a sentimental sort of gal, but it’s time to talk up the Alaska holiday travel season. Loyal AKontheGO readers know how much I beat the drum for investing in meaningful travel experiences instead of stuff, and this year I’m determined to encourage all […]

Santa Claus House; Believe, In North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus and I have always had a bit of a tenuous relationship. As a child, I would spend the weeks before Christmas working myself into a frenzy of excitement, absorbing the essence of all things tinsel and holly. The night before Christmas, my brother, sister, and I would take turns begging my parents to […]