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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.

The Best Christmas Events in San Francisco for Families [in 2019]!

San Francisco's got it all for the holidays: ice skating, candy decorations, Victorian era villages, Nutcracker teas, and even light peeping aboard a trolley car! Check out our favorite holiday attractions in the City.

Christmas in the Park San Jose 2019 & More Fun San Jose Christmas Events

Between Thanksgiving and New Years, the plaza is transformed into a holiday wonderland with acres of Christmas trees decorated by San Jose schools, community groups, and businesses

Christmas in Hawaii | Hawaii Christmas Events 2019

Christmas events in Hawaii are an eclectic mix of concerts, events, and activities that have those in the Aloha State exclaiming, “Mele Kalikimaka"!
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15 Free Things to do in San Francisco [with kids!]

San Francisco is a city that offers plenty of free activities for families. I have all of them detailed in my book ‘Your Guide to Visit San Francisco for Free’ and it was a delight to pick ten activities that my own family enjoys doing and sharing them with you.
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The 10 Best Things To Do in San Francisco [with kids!]

One look around and it’s immediately evident why so many have left their hearts in San Francisco. While the little cable cars really do seem to climb half way the stars as the song suggests, the route they take sends them past rows of charming old Victorian homes situated in diverse hilly neighborhoods filled with...

9 Great Things to do at Presidio Park of San Francisco [with kids!]

If it weren’t for the views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or historic Alcatraz, visitors could quite possibly forget they were in San Francisco. The forests of eucalyptus, cypress and pine trees in this park are lush...
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California College Tour- How to Plan a Family Vacation with College Visits

Getting ready to send a child off to college? You’ll need to schedule college visits to make sure any school is going to be a fit for your scholar. To ensure your student’s happiness in a given location, I highly recommend seeing what’s outside the campus as well.  A great way to accomplish this is...

Camping Made Comfy at Mendocino Grove

With school back in session, you may have found yourself wishing you’d gotten in one more getaway before jumping into the grind of schedules and homework. Does heading to Northern California for a Mendocino camping trip sound tempting? How about one where you don’t have to pitch a tent or collect the firewood? Mendocino Grove...

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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