About the author

Amanda Rodriguez is Trekaroo's new Washington D. C. Guroo! She has been wowing the Internet since 2008 when she launched her pretty-much-useless guide for parents, parenting BY dummies. She spends her offline time (which is embarrassingly limited) running a photography business, working as a social media director, writing freelance articles, wrangling Dudes, petting her Baby Dog Daughter, and eating cupcakes in her garage to escape the crazy.

Virginia Beach in the Fall with Kids

A beach vacation in the fall?! You betcha! When we scheduled our trip to Virginia Beach in early October we were thinking two things: less people, and please don’t rain! We got exactly what we wanted.
Kid-friendly toy store Frederick, Maryland

Small Town Spotlight: Frederick, Maryland

Despite its relative size and burgeoning population, Frederick maintains a small town feel that makes natives not want to leave and outsiders curious enough to visit. Check out our favs.

Exploring Miami with Kids

Miami: Partiers on speed boats being chased by shirtless cops in white blazers with white patent leather oxfords??? Well, at least that’s what I have always associated it with since I was raised fully immersed in 80’s pop culture. But, after spending five days in the beautiful beach city experiencing everything it has to offer...
Family friendly Virginia: Natural Bridge Virginia

Natural Bridge Virginia- Family Friendly Hikes through Caverns, Waterfalls, and History

When the opportunity to explore Natural Bridge, Virginia arose, we jumped at the possibility to experience a hybrid vacation of sorts: indoor sleeping and dining, with just a hint of outdoorsy-ness to allow for maximum enjoyment for all family members.
Baltimore Harbor

Five Fun Things to do with Kids in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

The Inner Harbor in Baltimore is one of the city’s most visited tourist destinations. The area offers fun and excitement for grown ups looking to enjoy an active nightlife scene and also to families with young children looking for an educational and entertaining family vacation destination.