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October 2010

Spotlight Thursday, Save Our State Parks Edition: Crystal Cove State Park

Across the country, our state parks are in peril. The recession and mismanagement of tax payer money has resulted in legislators making drastic cuts in funding. In some states such as Arizona, the lack of funds has resulted in park closures. California has seen reduced hours, increased entry fees, and skeleton crews doing their best...

A Family Vacation to Amelia Island

There are 13 miles of beaches to explore, wildlife to meet close-up and lots of outdoor adventures for the entire family to be entertained by. Kim Orlando of TravelingMom.com was recently hosted by the Amelia Island tourist bureau and got to experience Amelia Island first-hand with her husband and two kids.

Spotlight Thursday: Book These Family Friendly Hostels Now For Travel Next Summer

Welcome to One of the biggest reasons families don’t travel is cost.  Lodging can be very pricey and sometimes, camping is just not a practical option.  Luckily, there is still another inexpensive option- hostels.  I will be honest, up until recently, I thought hostels were only for backpackers. I couldn’t have been more wrong.  There...
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5 Orange County Playgrounds Your Family Should Visit

Many families have love/hate relationships with playgrounds.  Everybody likes to get their kids outside to get the wiggles out.  However, the adults can get bored going to the same old play place while even the kids crave equipment that challenges them.   A plain tunnel slide and a few swings just don’t cut it after a...

Monday Madness: Giants at the Dallas Zoo

The Steal: Win a pack of 4 tickets to the Dallas Zoo. Trekaroo is giving away a pack of 4 tickets to the Dallas Zoo

Spotlight Thursday: Spooky Festivals and Attractions for Kids

Lately, the witches have been crafting their best potions, goblins have been looking for some new hiding spots, and ghosts have been checking out their favorite haunts. Its seems as though things tend to be a bit more spooky in October. So where do families go to find all things spooktacular in their neck of...

One Last Hurrah- Tips on How to Have a Successful Babymoon

A fairly new concept that is gaining in popularity with expecting mothers is the babymoon. A babymoon is a vacation taken prior to having a new baby. It is similar to a honeymoon, but for expectant parents. The demands and sleepless nights associated with a newborn are many and a babymoon can be the prefect...

Spotlight Thursday: Trekaroo Members Share Their Favorite Apple Picking Spots

Welcome to Last week, Southern California experienced the hottest day in recorded history.  113 is just not a temperature I ever thought I would see in LA, let alone in October!  Luckily, this week the temperatures dropped and we got our dose of cool, crisp, fall weather.  The chill in the air got my family...

Family Fun at Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta

Once a year the city of Albuquerque becomes a backdrop as hundreds and hundreds of huge colorful hot air balloons majestically lift into the vivid blue sky. It’s the yearly International Balloon Fiesta, probably the largest in the country, and a family favorite. This year's festival takes place October 2-10, 2010, and its definitely something...
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