Mount McKinley Princess Lodge Puts Kids on Top for Fun

It’s hard to convince the non-cruising crowd of the value found in a lodge owned and operated by a cruise line. Especially when those non-cruisers are fellow Alaskans; but I’m going to do my best. And, my best will be even better for those who do cruise, do like structure in their family vacation, and […]

Alaska Museums With Kid-Appeal – Small and sweet

We’re a funky place, there’s no doubt about it. Between Alaska’s animals, diverse cultures, and wild weather, the state remains a mystery in the minds of many visitors. Thank goodness for museums like the three I chose, below; little places, fun and kitchy buildings, full of history I bet you never even considered. I know […]

Christmas in Talkeetna, Alaska: Bring the Family

Cue the cozy fire, hot cocoa, and vintage carols. AKontheGO spent the weekend before Christmas in beautiful downtown Talkeetna in a postcard-perfect setting surrounded by the best of Alaska’s best. With visiting grandparents, two sons of varying ages, and a beautiful weather forecast, it seemed the perfect opportunity to hop aboard an Alaska Railroad train […]

Alaska Itinerary: Hatcher Pass to Talkeetna

If I had three free days, I’d head north. As we continue our Alaska Itinerary series in an effort to fill up the newest Pinterest board with fabulous reader-generated tours, I thought I’d chime in with a favorite road trip. North of Anchorage sits the beautiful Matanuska-Susitna Valley, home to a rich bounty of agricultural […]

ZIPPETY-Do-Dah! Denali Zipline Tours a Brand New Option for Family Fun

Alaska is famous for a lot of things; endless wilderness, icy glaciers, wild creatures. Now it’s famous for canopy-jumpers. Zippers, if you will – people who spend their days frolicking among the stands of spruce and cottonwood near the town of Talkeetna, Alaska, a place already famous for a cat-mayor and mountain climbing. It’s time […]

Alaska Travelgram Show Podcast: Talkeetna, San Diego, and Ocean Sounds!

Another Alaska Travelgram Show podcast is up and ready for your ears, intrepid AKontheGO’ers. Listen in right HERE for dramatic waves, soaring sea birds, and oh, Scott McMurren and me, too. In this edition of the show, I reflect upon the incredible commissioning of the USS San Diego last weekend, in preparation for the same […]

Travel Tuesday Jingle Bell-ery in Alaska!

The official countdown has begun for another holiday season of good cheer in the 49th state, and AKontheGO is ready! We’re so ready, in fact, I guarantee you’ll be a’clicking away at our links below to see what sorts of travel-related goodies are in store for you. First, though, I must share a bonus photo […]

Fabulous Fall Activities in Southcentral Alaska

Frost is on the pumpkins here in Alaska; time to break out the hats, mittens, and boots for an autumn of outdoor family fun! With the proper gear, visitors to the 49th state can enjoy a full harvest of family travel, even if the thermometer reads “FREEZING.” Below is a list of AKontheGO’s top picks […]

AKontheGO’s “No Labor” – Labor Day Suggestions

Ahh, Labor Day in Alaska. Cool temperatures, yellow leaves, and kids as squirrely as, yes, squirrels. After you’ve slept in this morning and filled up on coffee, take a few of our Labor Day family fun suggestions for an excellent day spent exploring the great outdoors, Alaska-style. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: Open! Right now is […]

High-Flying With K2 Aviation

I live in Alaska, and like many Alaskan residents, I assumed I knew what my state looked like. Trees, mountains, rivers, and lakes; to my one-dimensional way of thinking the 49th state is indeed a colorful montage of untamed beauty. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could match what I see from […]

CIRI Alaska Tourism Shows Off A Beautiful World

Navigating the many options for Alaska day cruises, tours, and multi-itinerary experiences can be confusing. Knowing where, when, and how to approach this popular avenue of 49th state tourism is as important to one’s family as it is to one’s wallet. With day cruises in running the gamut of 2-9 hour excursions into wildlife and […]