Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 3 Signed "Alaska On the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children" Book

 People are always asking the best place to take friends and family from out of state. There is SO MUCH to do here in Alaska! My suggested list becomes very long and they need a couple of months to try and do it all. Usually visitors are here for maybe a week, so everything becomes jam packed! Then you gotta figure out places that kids can go. WHAT? Take them hiking?! Outside? With bears?!?!

 Enter AK On the Go!  Erin, the publisher, writes about traveling in Alaska with the family. This is a woman with many hats! Not only does she write, but you can hear her on the Alaska Travelgram Radio Show. You can also catch her as a guest host for Outdoor Explorer or KTVA channel 11's Daybreak program. She is also the author of "Alaska On the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children," the giveaway today! And guess what? It's signed!

 This book is a great resource for any Alaskan or visitor to have. There are lots of tips covered from what to wear and pack, when to go, and why you should (shouldn't) take the kids. Erin knows the ins and outs of traveling with a kiddo in Alaska. Just visit her Facebook page and look through all of her photos of the places they have visited. Her and AK Kid have been to places I'm hoping to get to some day.

  Who wants this book in their library? Let's find out a little more about this Alaskan traveler.

 Why did you start AK On the Go?

 I launched AKontheGO in 2009 after noticing a definite lack of resources and information regarding travel and outdoor opportunities for families. After five years of exploring the state's best offerings for kids, AKontheGO has turned into the go-to place for both visitors and residents, AND members of the travel industry who look to make their products and services marketable to families. The book was released in April 2014, and is published by University of Alaska Press.

 What do you love about Alaska?

 Alaska is unlike any place in the world. We GET to live here. I want to honor that.

 My goal: To let kids know the future of Alaska is up to them. Perhaps one kid who visits Alaska today will be the one who preserves it, tomorrow. Pretty awesome.

  The winner of this giveaway will receive a signed copy of "Alaska On the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children." The winner of this giveaway will be chosen on December 6th. If you haven't entered the other giveaways, be sure to do so! Good luck!

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  1. I love Homer - it's the best place to spend the summers!

  2. I have been eyeing this book for a while. What a great resource

  3. Oops! I forgot to say my absolute favorite place to visit with kids is Homer. SO much to do!

  4. Our entire family adores Seward, and we plan on taking the kids up to Fairbanks this summer, as well and Homer in the late spring.

  5. Clam Gulch! My favorite place on earth!

  6. I want to visit Fairbanks & Valdez.

  7. I've taken one kid to Fairbanks, and both to homer. We love taking them to homer!

  8. We love to visit Seldovia during the summers. It is a great place for kids!

  9. I'm hoping to be able to explore Kennicott Mine with our kids. I think it's a trip that all our kids would really enjoy!