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Amy Whitley is a travel writer and founder of family travel website Pit Stops for Kids, the mom of three boys, and an outdoor adventure writer for OutdoorsNW Magazine.

Top 10 FUN Things to do in Oregon [with Kids]!

It’s only fitting that our top 10 list for Oregon reflects its geological diversity! Without further ado, here are Trekaroo's Top 10 Kid-Friendly Places to Visit in Oregon!

Best Christmas Lights in Portland, Oregon | 5 Not-to-Miss Holiday Light Shows

Every December, Portland, the City of Roses turns into the City of Lights as some of the best light shows and festivals of the Northwest light up the winter sky.

Smoky Mountain Vacation: A Great Smoky Mountains Road Trip Itinerary

Do you have an outdoorsy family filled with an adventurous spirit? Plan a Great Smoky Mountains road trip through Tennessee! Families can see a national park, nature center, and museums, plus enjoy both city and small town life.

Road School: American History Road Trip from Washington DC

Don't miss these US History Field Trips from Washington, D.C. with your kids. These road school tips and tricks will help history come alive for your kids.
Beaches in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Beaches: Finding the Best Beaches in Costa Rica for Families

With over 600 miles of Pacific coastline and 100+ miles of Caribbean coastline, Costa Rica has a range of beautiful beaches that offer everything from crystal-clear, calm waters to world-famous surf spots. This is a country with high eco-standards and a sense of adventure. Families can expect Costa Rica beaches include plenty of recreation and...

Top 10 things to do in New York City with Kids

Wondering what you must do in NYC with your kids in tow? Our family travel experts share what you have to see when visiting the Big Apple with your Family.

Top Family Camping Gear: What to Pack on Your Next Camping Trip

  Whether your family is headed to a state park or national park this summer, camping trips don’t have to break the bank. That said, having the best family camping gear you need for outdoor adventure can go a long way toward having a family of happy campers. I’ve been reviewing outdoor gear for Practical...

Favorite Idaho state parks from the border of Utah to Canada

Explore our favorite Idaho State Parks for family adventures. From the border of Utah all the way to Canada, Idaho State Parks offer adventure for all.

How to Plan a College Tour Road Trip with Your Teen

Got a teen looking a variety of colleges & universities? Learn how to plan a college tour road trip with your teen to explore what college life is about.
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