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TRAVEL TUESDAY

Travel Tuesday

Travel Tuesday: Bleisure, blending business with leisure

Travel Tuesday

Travel Tuesday: All aboard the Alaska Railroad with AKontheGO

Travel Tuesday

Travel Tuesday: Family fun on board the Valentine train

Travel Tuesday

Travel Tuesday: National Plan Your Vacation Day

Travel Tuesday

Getting a jump on 2017 fun with AKontheGo

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    Travel Tuesday: Bleisure, blending business with leisure

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 14, 12:39

    Going on a “bleisure” trip is becoming more and more common. Bleisure is a new term in the travel industry, and blends business with leisure time. The public affairs manager with Visit Anchorage, Anita Nelson, said taking a few days during that business trip to soak up the culture with another person could actually be […]

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    Travel Tuesday: All aboard the Alaska Railroad with AKontheGO

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 07, 13:13

    Looking to keep the kids engaged and get out of town this winter? Erin Kirkland with AKontheGO recommends the Alaska Rail Road’s winter trains. Kirkland’s choice? The train to Talkeetna, as it’s just right for the kids and parents. “You can bring snacks, you can bring books, we brought some games, and three hours went […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Family fun on board the Valentine train

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 31, 11:54

    Think outside the box and show the family some love with the Alaska Railroad’s Kid’s Valentine’s Day train. Act quickly though, because tickets sell out fast according to Meghan Clemens, the railroad’s marketing manager. Clemens mentioned the event train is a way to make new family memories and see more of Alaska. “There’s going to […]

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    Travel Tuesday: National Plan Your Vacation Day

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 10, 16:03

    Planning a vacation at the last minute can be daunting, as can figuring out how to use all those vacation days. Luckily there’s a day set aside to plan for both and it’s coming up soon — National Plan Your Vacation Day is on Jan. 31. But why plan for a vacation so early on in […]

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    Getting a jump on 2017 fun with AKontheGo

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 03, 11:10

    It may be in the single digits right now, but it’s never too late to book your getaways for the rest of 2017. According to Erin Kirkland of AKontheGO.com, now is the time to plan ahead to the next spring, summer and fall Alaska getaway. Along with that advice, Kirkland had four tips for exploring […]

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    Travel Tuesday: December events offer a taste of the world’s cultures

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 13, 14:56

    You can get a slice of some of the world’s cultures this month, all without leaving Anchorage. According to Julie Saupe, president and CEO of Visit Anchorage, there’s a handful of events to sample cultures from around the world, including food and dance. Saupe said the events help families “start locally” — getting exposed to new […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Top 5 picks for December family fun

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 06, 12:27

    Looking for a handful of family fun activities for December? Erin Kirkland from AK on the Go has five choices for this holiday season. First up is the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, hosting the annual Wells Fargo Family Free Day on the Dec. 18. Kirkland says the day will feature a kid-friendly tour of their […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Advantages to traveling during off-season

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 11, 11:00

    If the last two weeks have been any indication, it can prove to bring some pretty nice weather to southcentral. October is the month the tourist start to thin out. Combine the two, and it’s a great time for Alaskans to get out during the off-season to explore Alaska or beyond. Tuesday, Julie Saupe, the […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Outdoor October activities for the kiddos

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 04, 12:26

    October is a time for the ghosts, goblins and Pokemon to start running around Alaska in search of tricks and treats. Tuesday, family fun expert Erin Kirkland and Cathy Janigo with Anchorage Parks and Recreation joined Daybreak with a list of kid-friendly activities to get the kids outside during the month of October. Haunted & […]

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    Travel Tuesday: PFD travel fair

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 20, 12:38

    According to the State of Alaska’s website, Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks will be sent out Oct. 6. Which begs the question: What will you do with your PFD? If you’re thinking about going on a vacation, but don’t have any ideas on where to go, the PFD Travel Fair can help point you in the […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Top 5 spots to get the kids outside in September

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 06, 13:33

    School’s in session, schedules are being shuffled … It can be hard to get the kids outside this month, but Erin Kirkland with AK on the Go has five spots to visit in September that are fun for the whole family. First up is Kaleidoscape Play Studio in Anchorage, which reopened Sept. 6. It was […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Save your vacation days and travel within Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 09, 9:06

    According to the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) 55 percent of Americans will leave two full vacation days unused. Most times, these days don’t rollover and can’t be used later. By doing so, Americans lost 658 million days, and around $61.4 billion in benefits, according the the study.  Julie Saupe with Visit Anchorage joined Daybreak on […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Family friendly day trips for August

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 02, 12:40

      Daybreak anchors James Gaddis and Megan Mazurek stopped by the Alaska Botanical Garden and talked with AK on the Go’s Erin Kirkland, and Robin Dublin, executive director of the Botanical Garden about family day trips for August. First up was the Botanical Garden, which has trails and all sorts of activities for kids. Second […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Post-millennials want ‘experiences over souvenirs’ when traveling

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 12, 10:21

    Anita Nelson with Visit Anchorage stopped by Daybreak for Travel Tuesday. With a rising demographic of world travelers, she discussed how Anchorage could get on their radars. Nelson said the demographic of travelers is changing and that includes what the “post-millennial” generation looks for on vacation. According to Nelson, the generation born in and after 1998 is […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Reading on the fly and family rafting adventures

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 05, 13:08

    From rafting to reading, Daybreak’s family fun expert, Erin Kirkland, talked about her family’s recent rafting experience and her Read on the Fly reading program she launched just two weeks ago at Ted Stevens International Airport. Kirkland described  the new reading program as a free library concept for kids to read more and not play […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Flightseeing tour offers quick aerial view of Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 21, 18:00

    A new flightseeing tour is now making it easier than ever to take a tour of Alaska’s largest city from a floatplane. “Talk on the Dock” is an opportunity to learn from an experienced pilot about what it’s like to fly in some of the most remote parts of Alaska, and take off from Lake […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Driving the Alaska Highway

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 07, 8:47

    A little-known travel package offers Alaska families a chance to see the Lower 48 and drive the Alaska Highway. The “Spring Adventure Package” is offered in mid-May at Great Alaskan Holidays in Anchorage. “Travelers meet at the Winnebago factory in Forest City, Iowa, pick up their RV and then drive to Alaska,” said Erin Kirkland […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Visit Anchorage Frontline Trade Show

    by Daybreak Staff on May 10, 15:22

    The first cruise ship of the season is set to dock at the Port of Anchorage on Memorial day. According to Visit Anchorage, the state is projected to bring in over 2 million visitors this year. On the heels of tourist season, businesses across the state are gearing up for one of its busiest times […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Campgrounds open for season

    by Daybreak Staff on May 03, 11:20

    Spring came early for Southcentral, thanks to the mild winter, allowing Alaska State Parks Department to open up many campgrounds ahead of schedule. A short drive gets you to the Bird Creek Campground, which is situated right off the Seward Highway. It’s a great place to bring the whole family, said Erin Kirkland with AK […]

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    What to expect at the Alaska Summer Showcase

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 22, 11:37

    It’s a one-stop-shop to jump start your summer vacation plans. The annual Alaska Summer Showcase is happening Saturday at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Local travel companies will be offering up specials that you can only get at the one-day event. Tuesday, organizer Scott McMurren joined Daybreak to talk about some of the “deals and […]