2015 Iditarod Fun Facts

Iditarod 2015 begins in T-minus 48 hours, and already the excitement around Alaska is palpable. Every team (and there are 78 of them) has been checked by an army of veterinarians, mushers are right now sitting in a meeting to talk about final details, and the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks are making final preparations […]

Iditarod Re-Start in Fairbanks: Six ideas for family fun

It’s all settled; the 2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race will officially begin in Fairbanks, Alaska. Hotel reservations have been made, flights are booked, and now you can focus on what to do after the dogs depart the starting line on Monday, March 8. For Anchorage families, this is extremely convenient, as spring break will be […]

Alaska Sled Dog Adventures: Three top choices for visiting families

Sled dogs are a signature animal of Alaska, perhaps even an iconic representation of the spirit and independent nature of this far-off territory. Legions of children love them, thanks to stories and folklore; adults admire their tenacity and intelligence. No matter the reason, visitors to Alaska are anxious to know more about these four-footed canine […]

Iditarod 2014 Ceremonial Start Photos

Good morning Iditarod 2014 fans! If you were one of the fortunate thousands to attend yesterday’s Ceremonial start in Anchorage, you probably share the same happy glow as AK Fam. What a day, as 69 teams wove their way from downtown to the Campbell Airstrip, with sunny skies, warm temperatures, and cheering fans. If you […]

Iditarod 2014 Start Updates: Where will it be?

It’s a winter of extremes in the United States; everywhere, it seems, but Alaska. After a brilliant start to our longest season, winter seems to have deserted the Last Frontier for southern climates, leaving 49th state residents scratching their heads in disbelief. In the case of Iditarod 2014, however, head-scratching is being followed by a […]

Wild Wednesday and the Great Outdoors!

I’ll be jiggered if this isn’t just the best Wild Wednesday of them all. The sun is up, the coffee is hot, and AKontheGO pal Dallas Seavey just won the Yukon Quest sled dog race into Fairbanks. Dallas was a guest on the Alaska Travelgram Show last month and of course that makes him our […]