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Katie Bodell is Trekaroo’s Blog Editor, a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. She loves the Bible, learning & research, musical theater, indy music, artsy films, languages, and diverse cultural encounters. Her husband is thankful that google can now answer all of her perpetual random questions.
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Niagara Falls NY vs Canada – Things to Do on Each Side of the Falls

Which side of Niagara Falls is better? One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is likely on the bucket list of most families. Regardless of whether you spend time exploring the Niagara Falls from Niagara Fall NY or Niagara Falls, Ontario it’s still incredibly impressive. But families planning a visit to...
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Disneyland Halloween 2019 | Oogie Boogie Bash, Food, & More!

The crowds have thinned, the weather is still warm, and Halloween Time is in full swing. Disneyland goes all out for Halloween, with the first signs of pumpkins showing up around mid-September and a special Halloween Party running from the end of September through October 31st.
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Top 10 Things to do in Jamaica (#1 is Dunn’s River Falls!)

To be honest, laying on the beach with a drink in my hand while watching my kids prance around the shore of the Caribbean is my kind of vacation. I could sit quite content for hours reading, Instagramming the turquoise blue water and occasionally rising to cool my legs in the ocean.  But, I also...
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Top 10 Fun Things to Do in Colorado [with kids!]

The Centennial State is so rich in natural beauty and diversity that it just begs for you to get outdoors and explore all it has to offer. No matter what season of the year you visit Colorado, you are sure to find an amazing adventure.
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10 (Mostly FREE!) Fun Things to Do in St. Louis with Kids

St. Louis has a storied tradition in American history. Founded in 1764, it’s one of the oldest U.S. cities not on the east coast. With over 200 years of traditions, the city is chock full of history and culture. But is St. Louis for kids? You bet! Families looking for fun things to do in...

Top 10 Fun Things to Do in South Dakota [with kids!]

South Dakota, the land of great faces and great places, is rich in pioneer, exploration and archeological history while boasting beautiful wide open whispering prairies, stunning jutting mountains, crystal clear lakes and lazy windy rivers (giving it more shoreline than the state of Florida!!) The population of the entire state is on par with the...

Big Bear Snow Play: Things to do in Big Bear in Winter

Believe it or not, it does snow in Southern California! Located just 2 hours from Los Angeles, Big Bear is Southern California’s alpine winter wonderland. What is there to do in Big Bear? Of course, there is skiing, but there are actually so many more things to do in Big Bear in winter! From snow...
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