Oh, Christmas Tree! AKontheGO and Chugach National Forest Team Up

“Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches!” ~ Oh Tannenbaum (traditional German carol)  Truly, if you have experienced the joy of finding, then harvesting, your family Christmas tree each year, then you know. The spicy, evergreen smell as you carry it back to the car, carefully putting it on top with […]

10 Ways to Spend a Rainy Day In Seward

You’ve plotted and planned an Alaska adventure with the family. It’s summer vacation where you live; the sun is out, the grass is green, and the temperatures, warm. You and the crew hop a plane or cruise ship and arrive in the 49th state and make your way down the Seward Highway toward Mile 0 […]

We’re Live for Family Fun Camp – Spring Edition!

Snuggled together in the Manitoba Cabin last October, family fun camp participants celebrated the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, made name tags, sipped hot chocolate, and got to know one another. Outside, this group of 15 learned about archery, safe fire-building, and even got to watch a few falling stars before falling asleep to the […]

Driving the Seward Highway This Fall

All of a sudden, Alaska has fall. Not just one or two trees are yellow; they all are. Everywhere. The hillsides surrounding our home in east Anchorage are a burnt umber of browns and reds and brushed gold. I have a fire in the woodstove as a damp fog creeps around the neighborhood. It’s time, […]

Listen Up! Audio Guides a Fabulous Way to Explore Alaska’s Highways

I love it when people chase me down and want to share their latest and greatest discovery for Alaska exploration. It’s how Alaskans work best, I think, and when we’re excited about something, it shows; like new and innovative methods for keeping kids engaged and less likely to be slugging it out in the backseat […]

Family Camp: Alaskans Share Their Favorite Campgrounds

Who better to review Alaska campgrounds than real, live Alaskans? We asked, they responded, and now we’re sharing it with you. The 49th state is full of campgrounds and unofficial campsites that, believe it or not, fill up quickly with locals and visitors during the summer months. Between fishing season and tourist season, finding a […]

Take This Broken Wing….Activities For the Mobility-Compromised

There is nothing worse than a man with compromised mobility. AK Dad, a mere five days out from a devastating elbow injury and subsequent surgery after falling into a pothole with his bicycle, is already chafing for new surroundings other than the basement family room. “Never mind the lovely view, darling, or the Direct TV; […]