Best Blogs for Local Fun: Alaska

Welcome to Week 2 of our 'Best Blogs for Local Fun' feature.  This week, I'm highlighting hyper-local blogs from Alaska, and, even if you're not from Alaska, these websites are still pretty fascinating. 

AK on the Go is a popular travel blog that focuses on Alaskan destinations for families. Erin Kirkland launched the site in 2009 and is now also the author of: Alaska on the GO, Exploring the 49th State with Children. Her guidebook, published by University of Alaska Press, is due for release in March 2014. I have a feeling that her book is going to be the go-to resource for families travelling around Alaska and I can't wait to check it out!

Read more at traveling around Alaska with Kids at AK on the Go. 

The next blog I want to tell you about is called Skedaddle.  I love the way this blog is described on their about page. They say that Skedaddle is a "website is aimed at helping families get out of their comfortable houses and into the amazingly dirty, unpredictable and fabulous natural world." How cool is that?  

I was also surprised to find this really neat tutorial on How To Make DIY Fire Starters on With the frigid weather we've been having across America, this could definitely come in handy!

Have you ever lived or vacationed in Alaska?  If so, what websites or other resources did you use to get around?