Erin Kirkland

78 Added | 5 Magazines | 10 Followers | @ErinKirklan2016 | Publisher of AKontheGO.com; author of Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th state with children; advocate of nature and recreation for all. 

Adventure Travel
Birdwatching

Don't Miss the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward

Tucked away at the end of <b>Highway 1</b> in <b>Seward</b> sits the <b>Alaska SeaLife Center</b>. Part aquarium, part animal rehabilitation facility, the center is a …

Habitats
Camping
Camping

Celebrate National Park Week in Alaska

01 of 07<p>Bering Land Bridge National Preserve<p>Nome is most famous for the <b>Iditarod Sled Dog Race</b> and various reality television shows, but it's also the …

National Parks
National Parks

For spontaneous outdoor family fun, a pop-up party is perfect

My parents were big fans of the "Let's go for a drive in the forest" club. Given a free day to load up our Volkswagen Bus with cooler, camp stove, …

Sausages

Sleep With the Eagles at This Alaska Treehouse

What kid, at some point of his or her life, did not fantasize about living in a treehouse? Perhaps you had one in your backyard growing up, or maybe …

Hiking
Swimming Pools

Don't Day Cruise With Kids Until You Read This

Ask just about any Alaska visitor what they'd like to see most, and two things top the list; glaciers and wildlife. Glaciers, those enormous rivers …

Kids

Alaska

Alaska is on everyone's must-see list for its cruises, wildlife, and glaciers. We'll help you plan the perfect trip to the Last …

National Parks
Bear Cubs

Magnificent Grand Canyon can even wow kids raised on Alaska grandeur

Standing along the rim of Arizona's Grand Canyon without your mouth hanging open is difficult. After a lifetime of dreaming about it and a day of …

National Parks

5 Reasons to Cruise Alaska Early in the Season

Arguably one of the most popular <b>cruise</b> destinations on the planet, Alaska's glaciers, wildlife, and scenic waterways draw a million people each year …

Pacific Northwest
Family Travel

Wrangell's History Thrives in the Southeast Alaska Rainforest

Wrangell is only 90 miles north of <b>Ketchikan</b> but feels a world away, and in some ways, it is. Accessible via boat or aircraft, Wrangell is a unique …

British Columbia

These Small Alaska Museums Are Worth Visiting

Sometimes the smallest venues can tell the biggest stories. In Alaska, it falls to the state's intimate museums to relay information about touching, …

Museums
Family Travel

Visit Denali National Park Without Using the Park Road

Of all Alaska national parks, <b>Denali</b> is perhaps the most famous. While <b>other parks</b> may be equals as far as scenery and wildlife, Denali National Park, …

National Parks
RVs
RVs

Run Alaska: Best Destination Contests for Road or Trail

News flash: vacations are not just about relaxing anymore. More travelers than ever are packing running shoes along with flip-flops or hiking boots …

Adventure Travel

Exploring Alaska's Botanical Gardens

When spring doesn't begin until June and autumn arrives sometime in late August, gardens become more than bright flowers and buzzing bees. Alaskans' …

National Parks
Adventure Travel

5 Reasons to Stay in Valdez Alaska

01 of 05<p>Location, Location, Location<p>Port Valdez was one of the few slices of flat land available when settlers first arrived in the early 1900's. …

Hiking

Ready to Rendezvous? Kids, parents can spend a festive weekend at Alaska's biggest winter event

Hitch up your snow pants parents and get ready for one of the most exciting winter weeks of the Alaska year. Fireworks will be booming, sled dogs …

Bears
Bears

Celebrate Winter in Style at Anchorage's Fur Rendezvous

Historically, winter in Anchorage, Alaska has a tendency to be long, dark, and rather cold. Combine that with a feeling of isolation thanks to a …

Travel