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Kristine Dworkin is one of Trekaroo’s Travel Experts located in Northern California. She's also a mom to a gifted girl athlete and a special needs charmer. Like almost everything in her house, traveling is a competitive sport (I'm getting on the plane first...no, I'm getting on the plane first!). With a triathlete, a soccer star, and a baseball player in the house what else could one expect? Since her active family obviously doesn't do sitting still very well, they're always out exploring the world.

Morgan’s Wonderland: An Amusement Park for all Abilities

Whether it’s a game of tag on the playground or enjoying an amusement ride experience, everyone wants to fit in. Kids with special needs are no exception. These situations are especially challenging for them. Rides usually aren’t designed with special needs in mind. Social situations are daunting. As the mother of an autistic son, I...
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Top 10 Things for Families to Do in New York State

The beating heart of modern business and culture may be rooted in New York City, but the rest of the state cradles the Big Apple’s metropolitan onslaught with classic Americana. Sweeping beauty, majestic mountains, Olympic spirit, and early American history is painstakingly and lovingly preserved in the Empire State for all to enjoy.

Family-Friendly Day Trips from San Francisco

There’s a lot to see in San Francisco, there’s no doubt. But, should you decide to venture outside the City by the Bay, here are some of the best family-friendly day trips from San Francisco and the approximate driving time for reaching them. Photo By Big Stock/KarenWibbs Look for current hotel deals in San Francisco Day...

Top Ten Things for Families to do in Santa Cruz, CA

On the surface, Santa Cruz looks like a Beach Boys tune come to life. There’s a thriving surf culture, ample space designated for beach volleyball and sandcastle building, and an amusement park sits just feet from the ocean waves. Some might say that an endless summer is enjoyed in these parts. But Santa Cruz is...

Road School: Teaching Kids about the D-Day Landings

Follow our Road School Guide to learn how to teach your kids about D-Day while visiting France with your family with educational resources included!

A Hidden Gem: Kid-Friendly Mount Shasta

                                                           Photo by: Flickr/iwona_kellie Northern California’s hidden gem of a winter wonderland sits at the foot of Mount Shasta, the second highest peak in the Cascade Range....

Visiting Mont St. Michel, France with Kids

Photo by: Bigstock.com/Boris Stroujko Mont St. Michel appears like a mirage when visitors first lay eyes on it, looking as if it is floating off the coast between the Normandy and Brittany regions of France. Depending on the bay tides, it is sometimes completely surrounded by water, while other times it appears shrouded in fog, looking...

Outdoorsy Adventures for Families in Redding, CA

Outdoor activities in Redding, CA abound, & it is time your family discovered the fishing, hiking, caves, boating, & outdoorsy fun in Redding's Shasta Range

Kid-Friendly New Orleans Mardi Gras

Photo by Bigstock/CherylCasey The folklore-like stories connected to it are legendary. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the last day of the Carnival season. One last opportunity for Christians to let loose before they must settle down into a pattern of fasting and penitence that is the season of Lent. It is colorful. It is...
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