About the author

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.

Big Bear Snow Play: Family-Friendly Wintertime Fun in the Southern California Mountains

Looking for a family-friendly winter-destination in Southern California? Many visitors to SoCal might be surprised to know that just a short day-trip from Los Angeles sits a winter wonderland in the San Bernardino mountains. High elevations (over 8,000 feet), cool mountain temperatures, and coastal clouds that tend to linger provide the perfect winter environment high...

Buellton, California: More Than A Pit Stop

  The Santa Ynez Valley is stunning. Its rolling hills, pastures, vineyards, and farmland lie nearly in the middle of Santa Barbara County, just a few hours from Los Angeles. Most road trippers stop in the Santa Ynez Valley, in Buellton specifically, for a pit stop along the 101 Freeway. Here’s everything we loved about visiting...

Seadust Cancun Family Resort

Cancun’s Hotel Zone has a seemingly unlimited number of accommodation opportunities. From all-inclusive high-rises to smaller, boutique hotels and luxury Cancun resorts, choosing one of the many hotel options can be a bit daunting. Add kids into the mix and the search is even more overwhelming. Recently, we stayed at Seadust Cancun Family Resort, wrapping...

Top 10 Things for Families to do in Quebec City

Québec City, in Canada’s province of Québec, sits along a fork in the magnificent St. Lawrence River a few hundred miles north of New Hampshire and west of Maine. Once you cross the border, your family will be transported to a French hamlet that feels thousands of miles away. Here are the top 10 things for...

Top Treks 2018: Where Your Family Should Travel in 2018

Wondering where to travel in 2018? Curious what the best family-friendly places to visit are? Trekaroo’s lead editors and travel experts have weighed in to curate this shortlist of the best family-friendly places to visit in 2018.   Watch this video to get a glimpse of all of our top-rated family-travel destinations for 2018 then...

Why Aren’t We Taking Our Vacation Days? (And Tips on How We Can)

Today is National Plan for Vacation Day with Project: Time Off! This not-so-famous national holiday is one that we at Trekaroo are super excited about sharing with you. Americans, statistically, don’t take their time off. Even the paid time off that the majority of US workers receive in some way or form, often gets filled with...
Pixar Pier What's Coming to Disney California Adventure

Sneak Peak: Everything We Know about Pixar Fest and Pixar Pier at Disneyland California Resort

Wondering what type of Pixar-themed fun is coming to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure this year? We were too. Let us know what else you are wondering. We’ll keep this article updated as we learn more about Pixar Fest and Pixar Pier. Pixar Fest: Starting April 13, 2018 Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will celebrate...

Family Guide to NYC’s Central Park

I love New York City. And one of my favorite places to visit in NYC is Central Park. Look for current hotel deals in Central Park Central Park is massive (843 acres) and chock full of adventure and fun for both locals and visitors alike. Families could honestly spend an entire week exploring Central Park....
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