About the author

Amanda Williams is one of Trekaroo's Travel Experts, specializing in Gear and Midwestern Adventures. She is the proud mama of two boys and writes about her outdoorsy, rural adventures at Field Guide to Parenting Outside. Her family loves to travel, near or far, by boat, plane, foot or car. If they aren't on an outdoor excursion someplace, they are busy reading up on where they will go next! A natural resources professional by training, the children of this mama are obligate outdoorsmen and you'll find the family frequenting the nation's public lands often!

Kid-Friendly Holiday Events in the Twin Cities

If you're willing to brave some real wintry weather in a true wonderland, you'll have many options for outdoor and indoor fun and festive activities. Here are some favorite Christmas Events in the Twin Cities that locals and visitors alike enjoy!

Packing Tips for Winter Family Holiday Travel

Well, we can't make your Jell-O mold and we won’t help eat that indestructible fruit cake, but we will send you off with some packing tips to help you become a holiday packing guru this year.

A Family Guide to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Travel and you’ll be surprised by what you find. North Dakota is one of those surprises. The public lands of the plains state aren’t likely on your bucket list for family travel yet. You may not even realize that one of the coolest National Parks in our system is right there, along the banks of...

Top 10 Things for Families to do in Anchorage

  We’ve explored Alaska’s capitol city with kids, now lets journey to the big city (by Alaskan standards anyway) and find some family fun while still hanging out in the north! You might be thinking what is there to do in Anchorage? A lot! Celebrating the city’s centennial in 2015, the Alaskan metropolitan life has never been...

Gear Review: Big Agnes Red Canyon 4 mtnGLO® with Goal Zero Tent Kit

If you aren’t an ultralight camper and you would like to be able to stand tall in your tent you MUST make the switch! The Big Agnes Red Canyon 4 mtnGLO® with Goal Zero has space in spades plus so much more. The tent has all the bells and whistles, utilizing solar technology and light...
Travel Confession- FEAR

Travel Confessions: Fear

I am afraid of everything. While that might be a slight stretch, it’s a far cry from the young woman that was once full of adventure, fearless, even if sometimes foolhardy.
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