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 […]

Fun Friday and New Year Cheer

I am always more cheerful when the thermometer reads a number above say, zero, aren’t you? We’re breaking out the flip flops and beach towels this morning, though, as a warm front sweeps across the mountains and AK Fam prepares for our New Year celebrations. Now where’s that sunscreen? Happy New Year! AKontheGO has everything […]

More About the Talkeetna Roadhouse

Wow, tons of you enjoyed listening to guest Trisha Costello on yesterday’s Alaska Travelgram Show! I did too, and frankly sat there with my mouth hanging open as she talked about Talkeetna, the precious Talkeetna Roadhouse, and those fantastic menu offerings at her little home-away-from-home up north. With all the interest generated from Trisha’s appearance […]

Mahay’s Jet Boats Blast Upriver for a Look Inside Alaska

It’s an opportunity to see Alaska from her heart. Rivers and waterways are vital to the people of the 49th state; for food, transportation, and industry. Without them we are paralyzed. Wintertime provides access to areas remote, summer provides a subsistence bounty unmatched anywhere else. Back in the 1800’s, rivers in interior Alaska and the […]

McKinley Princess Lodge: Kid-Friendly Activities

AK Fam appreciates anyplace that offers activities, structured or free-range for kids to explore and inquire about their natural surroundings. Even though Princess Lodges does not host a large percentage of children (most cruise ship passengers are still adults), the McKinley Princess did offer a fair number of things that made our kid, and those […]

In Alaska, Time Slips, Slips Away

Someone told me the other day “Everything you’ve posted on your Website is a must-see. How the heck could we possibly do that during one trip to Alaska?” Very good point, intrepid AKontheGO-reader, and one I will attempt to answer. Forty years ago (well, okay, maybe even after that) the family vacation was a standard two-weeks. Employers […]