Great Alaskan Holidays is the easy way to see our Last Frontier

(Great Alaskan Holidays is an AKontheGO sponsor business) For a state with no major freeways and only a few ribbons of actual paved road, driving Alaska nonetheless packs quite a punch. For many travelers, that means renting a recreational vehicle (RV) and exploring the scenic byways of the Last Frontier on their own, and Great […]

Icy Strait Point: a cruise ship port with Alaska authenticity

The Southeast Alaska village of Hoonah is only 35 miles from capital city, Juneau, but it might as well be 350. Located on Chichagof Island among dense stands of Sitka spruce and thick patches of blueberries, Hoonah is home to about 700 people, most claiming Tlingit Native heritage. Tlingit people named Hoonah after the phrase […]

Alaska Salmon-ology: Sound like an expert!

by Bryan Bearss There’s not much that says summer in Alaska more than fishing, and chances are, if you’re fishing in Alaska, you’ll be looking for salmon. From June to September, people flock to Alaska’s rivers, streams, and saltwater hotspots in the hopes of catching a big, beautiful salmon. Most Alaska families take at least […]

AAA Alaska 2015 Summer Travel Forecast

  [sponsored on behalf of AAA Mountain West/AAA Alaska] Last weekend marked the unofficial start to Alaska summer fun. With brilliant weather and clear roadways mostly void of construction delays (crossing fingers, here), Alaskan families packed up RVs, automobiles and kids, and headed toward the campgrounds, lakes, beaches, and mountains for which our state is […]

Don’t Be a Rookie: Five tips for Alaska vacation success

First-time Alaska visitors, listen up. This post is for you. Whether you’re hopping on board a cruise ship or renting an RV, an Alaska vacation requires much forethought, and making reservations is merely the first step. For those embarking on their rookie Alaska adventure, AKontheGO has five valuable tips to help create a truly unforgettable […]

AAA Alaska Makes Trip Planning a Cinch

[AAA Alaska and AKontheGO have established a partnership and this sponsored post reflects our endorsement of AAA products and services.] The American Automobile Association was created for people like me. Organized, detail-oriented, and perhaps even slightly obsessive about trip planning, packing, fact-finding, and “going.” A trusted resource for nearly 100 years, AAA Alaska is located […]

Must-Do Family Experiences – Southcentral Alaska

This is the second in an occasional series of posts showcasing the “gotta-do” activities in Alaska, divided up by region. The first area I explored was Southeast Alaska and the communities of Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, and such. Now, I move north. ~Erin K Alaska visitors almost always make a stop in the state’s most populated […]

AAA Alaska and AKontheGO Forge Partnership

  When I was a kid, I used to take the annual AAA membership sticker and slap it on my bicycle, liking the way the silver and red glimmered on my Huffy banana-seat. I didn’t really know what the “auto club” did, but that shiny AAA sticker was like a magnet of coolness in the […]

Traveling Alaska With Tweens: We’re almost there

In two weeks, AKontheGO will be entering a new phase of Alaska family travel. A journey that started with a wiggling bundle of toddler energy has now transitioned onto a different path, albeit a very exciting one, with enough twists, peaks, and valleys to both energize and frustrate us. It’s time to travel with a […]

AKontheGO and Alaska Public Media: Partners for family fun

I promised yesterday to broadcast from the rooftops our latest partnership – and here it is: AKontheGO is now part of the Alaska Public Media/Outdoor Explorer team of radio pros! Yessir, yours truly will be providing information about family fun events around Alaska at the beginning of each month on KSKA’s Outdoor Explorer program, heard […]