Iditarod Ultimate Family Field Trip – Part Two

Everyone is back in his or her respective state, toting a duffel bag or two of Alaska-themed memories. The first-ever Salmon Berry Tours Ultimate Family Field Trip came to an end on Friday, and everyone; parents, kids, and guide moi are exhausted and happy at the outcome.  In the last post I shared our adventures […]

Hatcher Pass Bed And Breakfast: Cabin life, simple

Right now our family is snuggled into Cabin #4 at Hatcher Pass Bed and Breakfast, enjoying the simple luxury of a Matanuska-Susitna Valley log cabin after a day of skiing this scenic, historic area.  Located along Palmer-Fishhook Road on the way to Hatcher Pass and Independence Mine State Historical Park, Hatcher Pass Bed and Breakfast […]

Join us on this very special Iditarod 2018 Adventure

by Erin Kirkland Anyone who follows AKontheGO knows our business mantra:  Kids who visit Alaska today may well grow up to become the stewards of Alaska tomorrow.  It is a part of our core mission to provide information and ideas for activities, winter, spring, summer, or fall that will engage kids and help them become […]

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Kicks Off With World’s Largest Lesson

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Eaglecrest Ski Area. AKontheGO has supported Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month since it started nine years ago (how is that POSSIBLE?). The ski industry’s big idea that anyone can learn to ski or ride came at a time when many families were unsure about investing in […]

Oh, Christmas Tree: Cut your own on Alaska’s public lands

*This story originally appeared in the Alaska Dispatch News November 29, 2016 Fresh-cut Christmas trees are a symbol many families count among their holiday staples. It’s easy to see why: The scent of spruce mingling with crisp mountain air and thoughts of colored lights, carols, and hot chocolate. I’ve always looked at Christmas trees as […]

Snow in Juneau Means a Great Opening Day at Eaglecrest!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of AKontheGO sponsor Eaglecrest Ski Area. After crossing fingers, toes, and ski poles, the folks at Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area opened last weekend to a dumping of Southeast Alaska powder. With a total of 16 inches at the base and 48 inches at the top, The Best Nest […]

Pausing For Reflections: Exploring the Palmer Hay Flats

*This story appeared in the November 13, 2015 edition of the Alaska Dispatch News.* PALMER — Every time I cross the concrete bridge spanning Knik River, I say to myself, “Next time. Next time I’ll stop here.” “Here” is little Reflections Lake, on the fringe of the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, or simply […]

Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area Gears Up for Winter

Sponsored content on behalf of Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau, Alaska by Steve SueWing “What do you do you do during the winter months?” is a common question summer visitors pose to year-round Alaska residents. In our Southeast Alaska home the answer is simple. “We ski Eaglecrest!” THE MOUNTAIN Located less than 30 minutes from […]

Denali National Park’s Winter Trail System: Kids welcome

There is no doubt in my mind that Winter 2015 will go down as the year AKontheGO went places. Low snow levels (I’m starting to sound like a broken record), warmer temperatures, and open roads mean opportunities to get out of town more often, and that, we’re finding, is a good thing. Denali National Park […]

Alaska Sled Dog Adventures: Three top choices for visiting families

Sled dogs are a signature animal of Alaska, perhaps even an iconic representation of the spirit and independent nature of this far-off territory. Legions of children love them, thanks to stories and folklore; adults admire their tenacity and intelligence. No matter the reason, visitors to Alaska are anxious to know more about these four-footed canine […]

Winter in Anchorage: Five reasons to bring the kids

While summer brings the largest number of visitors to Anchorage, a vibrant winter market is beginning to emerge as a close competitor for unique family vacation opportunities. From festivals to activities that rely upon Alaska’s frosty temperatures, wintertime means time for kids to experience the things that make Alaska famous. When should you visit? Typically, […]