Alaska on the Go

Exploring the 49th State with Children

Erin Kirkland

Erin Kirkland

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

352 pages | 22 halftones, 8 maps | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9781602232211 Published March 2014
Nearly two million people visit Alaska every year, drawn to its spectacular views and endless activities. But with such size and so many options, it can seem overwhelming when it comes to planning a family vacation to the 49th state. The best place to start? With a local, of course.

Journalist and Alaska resident Erin Kirkland knows every corner of the state, and she has crossed thousands of miles with her son. In Alaska on the Go, she offers a fresh take on exploring some of the most beautiful land in the world, with tips and tricks that only an insider knows. Serving as the perfect tour guide, Kirkland identifies the best and most kid-friendly destinations in cities across Alaska. She offers practical advice on everything from restaurants to rest stops and from weather surprises to wild animals. Photos, maps, and sample itineraries make it easy for parents to plan a trip that will delight and entertain everyone.

The only family travel guide to Alaska written by a current Alaskan, Alaska on the Go makes the state more accessible than ever. Whether traveling via car, cruise ship, or dogsled, this practical, portable guide will open up a new world of memorable adventures.




Planning Your Alaska Adventure

1.      When to Go

2.      How to Get Here

3.      If You Cruise

4.      Packing for Alaska

5.      Alaska’s Wildlife

6.      Children With Special Needs


Divide and Conquer

7.      Alaska’s Layout

8.      Anchorage: You Can Get There from Here

9.      Family Fun in Anchorage

10.  The Kenai Peninsula

11.  Kodiak Big Bears and Bigger Scenery

12.  Denali National Park

13.  Alaska’s Interior

14.  Southeast Alaska


Continue the Fun

15.  Road-Tripping with the Fam

16.  Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Take the Kids

17.  Party On—Special Events with Kid Appeal


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