Glaciers, islands, and wild adventures with Alaskan Dream Cruises

It never gets old. Before I go any further in describing our family’s recent trip aboard the dreamiest of the Alaskan Dream Cruises vessels, I felt it important to make the above statement ^^. Sailing Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage is, perhaps, one of the best places to become acquainted with and maintain a relationship with […]

Must-Do Family Experiences in 2015: Southeast Alaska

The dawning of a new year marks a somewhat unofficial beginning of another busy Alaska tourist season, even if most of the hubub is found on the internet. January 1’s arrival means many travel industry vendors, parks, and services begin accepting reservations for the coming summer of Alaska adventure. If you’re one of the nearly […]

Alaska on the Go: Living the dream of family travel on the Alaska Marine Highway

After three full days of sailing Alaska Marine Highway between Juneau and Bellingham, WA, the MV Malispina safely delivered these family travel pros to our terminus early Friday morning. Chugging reliably along the nation’s only water-based scenic byway and All-American Road, the Malispina provided us with views, wildlife, and characters from around the world, as […]

Wild and Wonderful Alaska in 2013: Do it

Visiting Alaska with youngsters means making choices, lots and lots of them. The 49th state’s diversity and sheer volume can often confound even the most savvy traveling family. With so many moments of awe at our disposal, how in the world are parents supposed to decide among just a few? Many grownups simply settle for […]

Going Ashore On An Alaska Cruise: Best Bets for Families

One of the most exciting moments of any maritime adventure comes when the gangplank is lowered and a shout for “All ashore that’s going ashore!” filters through the staterooms. Perhaps that’s why a floating tour of southeast Alaska is so rewarding for families. The idea that kids go to sleep in one place and wake […]

Know Before You Go: Alaska Cruise Considerations

Last July, while lounging in the sun near the cruise ship launch dock in Sitka, I overheard two friends talking about their fortunate score of splendid weather during their cruise to Alaska. “I can’t believe it,” First Guy said. “Somebody told me it rains every day in Alaska, so I brought all my best gear, […]

Five Family Adventures in Ketchikan, Alaska

Unique from the day it was discovered by Irish fortune-seeker Mike Martin in the late 1800’s, Ketchikan is a perfect example of Alaska’s love affair with fish, water, and opportunity. Located on a hunk of granite named Revillagigedo Island (or, Revilla, as per locals), Ketchikan is often referred to as “Alaska’s First City” due to […]

Magical Family Time Aboard Alaska State Ferries

If I close my eyes, I can transport myself back a hundred years. The deep, steady rhythm of engines churning their way through the Alaska’s Inside Passage is much the same today as it was back in the late 1800’s, when a gold rush brought thousands to the Last Frontier. Our family is spending two […]

AKontheGO Gets Set to Sail for Southeast Alaska

Make ready the sails, AK Fam is on headed south with the turning tides! AK Kid has packed his essentials; Spiderman costume, swim goggles, race cars, and a Darth Vader action figure, I’ve managed to smuggle a zippered bag or two of Cliff Bars, and AK Dad is still wrestling with his various assorted physical […]

Aye, Matey, the Alaska Marine Highway is Perfect For Families

We have boats on our mind this week as AK Fam prepares to depart for Alaskan ports unknown. Well, maybe not unknown, exactly, but unknown to us other than a quick stopovers on a cruise in 2009. After that fabulous but all-too short trip aboard a luxurious Holland America vessel, we were adamant about returning […]