About the author

Janel Murray is Trekaroo's Assistant Blog Editor and video go-to-gal. Her passion for travel and capturing it on film, pushes her to try and do new things along with her two children. Janel is game for most anything, but if it truly is a game, she will try to win it. Read more about her adventures at her personal blog WomanInTravel.com

Family Friendly Santa Rosa Holiday Events

A world of celebration awaits your family this holiday in Santa Rosa, California. Travel from Mexico to Italy through different cultural festivities, listen to the sounds of Germany and Ireland, and watch the dancers of Moscow perform the highly anticipated Nutcracker, an event that will surely become a family tradition.
Apple Picking Orchards, Recipes and Activities

Apple Picking Orchards, Recipes, and Activities

I have a fondness for all things apple; here are some Pinterest ideas and Trekaroo tips to use them apples for the coming apple picking season.

Best of Winter on Catalina Island

Catalina Island is a good idea in any season. However, if you’ve traveled for any amount of time, you’ve most likely learned that the “off season” of a highly desired destination can be an ideal season. Catalina Island, although amazing during the summertime, has its own beauty and activities (along with less crowds) to offer...

Travel After Tragedy: Why We Keep Traveling

As I write this, fires are ravaging through Sonoma and Napa County, my homeland, and have not even begun to be contained. Last week, I was inundated with horrific stories about friends who witnessed the unthinkable shooting in Las Vegas. Two years later, I still experience pangs of sorrow each morning as I pass the...

Family-Friendly Costa Rica Adventure Travel

Is your family looking for something more besides laying by the pool for your next getaway? How about infusing some adventure into your vacation? Then Costa Rica adventure travel is for you. Take an adventure tour beyond surfing (although there is a lot of that). Costa Rica is full of escapades like zip lining, white water...
Costa Rica Eco Lodges

Costa Rica Eco-lodges: Raising the Bar for Sustainability

Interested in traveling to Costa Rica?  Consider checking out some of the best Eco-lodges. I first traveled to Costa Rica 17 years ago as a young, single woman looking for an adventure. Now a mother of two, and ready to bring international travel back into my life, I was more than worried that returning to...

How to Love On and Respect Our National Parks

Photo By WomanInTravel “Baby Bison euthanized after ‘misguided’ rescue attempt.” (CNN) “Vanessa Hudgens pays $1000 for carving heart into red rock of Sedona.” (The Guardian) “Woman lets hiker pass at Grand Canyon, falls to death.” (USA Today) This summer screamed horrific and stupefying news headlines. What is happening? Has social media shined a light on...

Beat the Heat in the San Bernardino National Forest

With El Nino still in full force beating us down with 100-degree heat here in the Inland Empire (the collective term for the Southern California suburbs between LA and Palm Springs), locals are running (literally) to the mountains. And such great mountains we have surrounding us! The San Bernardino National Forest contains gems that Hollywood...
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