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 […]