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 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.

Sharklens Full Face Surface Snorkel Mask

Photo Courtesy of Sharklens When I was a kid, I wanted to be an oceanographer. Then, since I didn’t have a deep desire toward photography, I learned about marine biology and that was my new calling. No matter where I set my sights, one thing was certain: I wanted to be part of Ariel’s world,...

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...

Memories in the Making at TradeWinds Island Resorts

Photo by: Amanda Williams Sometimes the planning part of a vacation is at least half the fun. Sometimes if you’re lucky, the vacation itself is easily the best part and all of your planning pays off. When the stars align and the universe is on your side, you find a place that is otherworldly. A...

A Family Guide to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Photo by: bigstock/Songquan Deng Some folks live for Disney. They take their kids EVERY year; I even know those who’ve continued the tradition into adulthood. Not so for us. In fact, until recently, I would have said you’d never get us to enter the gates of the Magic Kingdom or any of its brethren parks....
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Gear Review: DockATot Deluxe Multi-Functional Baby Dock

The DockATot Deluxe dock is a multifunctional and multi use docking station for baby ages 0-8 months old. It offers a safe and comfortable place for baby to play, lay, or sleep. It can also be used for lounging, tummy time, and diaper changes. The DockATot is a lightweight and portable option for travel. You...
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