About the author

LiLing Pang is Co-founder and CEO of Trekaroo . She is a mom to two boys and a girl (13, 11, and 3) currently traveling through Central America. Together with her husband, Brennan Pang, they hatched the idea of Trekaroo one summer day along the California coast while searching for the best kid-friendly tide pool near La Jolla with their curious 2.5 year old.

Mashpi Lodge: luxury meets adventure in Ecuador’s cloud forest

I watched her sky blue rain poncho ascending up and up. With her short legs, my little girl tackled each stair with a fearless determination as we ascended high into the canopy of the Choco-Andean cloud forest. Emerging above the trees 85 feet in the air, the sheer vastness of green surrounding Mashpi Lodge made...

The Grayl: The Easiest to Use Portable Water Filter/ Water Bottle Purifier

We were standing in the main square in Antigua, Guatemala. At the very center of this UNESCO World Heritage city is Parque Central. At the center of Parque Central is a beautiful fountain. And that’s where we first put our Grayl water bottle purifier to the test for the first time. Don’t miss the limited...

Know-before-you-go Tips for Visiting a Christmas Tree Farm

A visit to a Christmas Tree farm is one of our family’s most treasured holiday traditions. Rain or shine, we’re there the weekend after Thanksgiving picking out our tree. The chilly air, filled with the smell of fresh pine and the sound of happy children running from tree to tree saying “Ooooh! What about this tree?”...

Where To Take Your Train Enthusiast Kid

I remember when my eldest was two and grandpa bought him a train table. He spent hours and hours building tracks and going around the table in circles. His favorite train was James (from Thomas and Friends). For all of you moms and dads who have a little one who is a budding train enthusiast,...

How to Overcome Jet Lag with Young Children

Photo By: BigStock/Wavebreak Media Ltd I am standing in a corner of a grand stairwell in the renowned Musee de Louvre in Paris, pushing a screaming toddler for what seems like an eternity. I’m try to avoid the gaze of kind and unkind stares from fellow tourist wondering who the mother of the screaming child is....

Places To Visit For Your Princess Obsessed Child

Photo Courtesy of BigStock/Stargirl Much to the chagrin of one of my best friends, her sweet little 3-year-old girl has turned out to be princess obsessed. For the past two weeks, I haven’t seen our little friend in anything but Cinderella’s dress. I mean she even wanted to wear her princess outfit to soccer camp....

Cherry Farms: Tips and Tricks for Visiting with Young Kids

Photo by: Bigstock/famveldman If there were ever a fruit worthy of a special trip to the farm, I’d say it’s “Cherries.” Okay…I confess. I do have an obsession with picking my own cherries. Since the first time I had the pleasure of picking these wonderfully sweet and juicy little things, I’ve declared it a yearly...

5 Tips For Taking Stunning Family Vacation Photos

Whenever I stand back and watch my kids having fun, I feel the strongest desire to capture their laughter or that furrowed brow in a little glass jar. Unfortunately, our kids are growing up quickly and I find myself forgetting what they were like just one year ago. Thank God for cameras! Looking at older...

Camping for the First Time with Baby or Young Kids

My husband and I started tent camping for the first time at campgrounds together on a 4th of July holiday (many years ago). Both of us were brand new to camping but were excited to try it out. After our first experience we were hooked. Even when kids entered our lives, we were determined to keep...
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