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!
Alaska Marine Highway System

Cruising Like a Local: The Alaska Marine Highway System

Taking the state ferry gives the flexibility to experience life and logistics as the typical family might along this coastal connection of communities – bring your car, bring your dog, and enjoy what is sometimes referred to as “the poor man’s cruise.”
Review of Saddle Baby Pack

Review of Saddle Baby Backpack & Original

The Saddle Baby Backpack is my husband’s new best friend. Since the time our son could sit up on his own, he was dad’s little sidekick. And, since my husband is an extremely energetic man (some might say a workaholic) he never let a toddler slow him down. Up onto his shoulders our son went....
kayak juneau kids

Top 10 Things for Families To Do in Juneau

With all of the appeal of the temperate rainforest and a much smaller population than Anchorage, Juneau has an offering the size of the ocean for families looking for fun.
Misty Fjords Temperate Rainforest - Wikimedia Commons / Kimberly Vardeman

Road School Guide: Exploring Temperate Rainforests with Kids

Explore the temperate rainforests of Alaska with your kids; you'll learn science skills as you investigate and discover in tide pools, rocks, and forests
Shenandoah National Park

Road School: Family Field Trip in Upland Forests of Shenandoah National Park

Take your family to Shenandoah National Park to learn about forests, animals, plants, and even history while on vacation.
Things to Do in Missouri with Kids

Top Ten Things To Do in Missouri For Families

Fun is limitless in the Show Me State! The top ten things to do in Missouri for families begins with suggestions for fun and family activities.

Review of L.L. Bean’s Snowflake Skis for Toddlers

We’re a winter family. You really don’t have a choice but to embrace winter when it lingers for sometimes six months a year! Getting our toddler son interested in our sport wasn’t too challenging, but having the right gear was definitely a plus! There are only a few cross country skis on the market for...

Five Fun Things to do in Minnesota this Winter

As much fun as simple playing in the snow can be, it’s not the only fun to be had in winter here in Minnesota. And while those who live in or travel through the upper Midwest in the winter months must always be aware of the weather and ready to change plans, winter doesn’t mean...
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