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.

Easy 4 Day Winter Vacation Menu

Hitting the slopes this week for some fun in the snow?  If you’re scratching your head trying to figure out the menu for your weekend away this winter, here is a yummy and simple  winter menu with recipes to get you started.   You can save a copy of this menu by clicking here.  ...

A Christmas Tree cutting tradition.

For our family, the Thanksgiving holiday marks the beginning of the Christmas season.  As soon as the turkey has been eaten, we’re planning our trip to the Christmas Tree Farm to choose and cut down a tree for our living room.  It is a tradition that our whole family enjoys and looks forward to each...

Mommy "Going" Meets Mommy "BeenHere"

When planning any trip, even if information about the destination you’re planning to explore is readily available, there is nothing like being able to sit down with someone who’s been there for some road-tested tips. We’re building Trekaroo to connect families who’ve been there with families who are going. Trekaroo is beyond a travel guide!...

Write and Win a Flip Video Camera!

What’s a site launch without a contest? Send it to your friends, post it on your blog, help to get the word out about Trekaroo! Write and Win a Flip MINO Video Camera from now till Dec 14! Your kids will “flip” over the Flip. A video camera that’s perfect for traveling light. At Trekaroo,...

The Learning Doesn't Stop.

There is never a dull moment here at Trekaroo headquarters. It seems that everyday, we are learning about something new, and reading about how best to do something. Andrew and Michael spent the first 3-4 months learning Ruby On Rails from our excellent consultants Internaut Design. Now that they are Ruby On Rails gurus, they’ve...

Why Trekaroo?

Brennan and I just got back from a camping trip with our two boys and a group of friends in Yosemite. Ahhhh……we are reminded exactly why families like ours need Trekaroo. Certainly traveling with children is no easy task. Certainly, there will still be those sleepless nights and that feeling of being so encumbered with...

Private Alpha – Usability Testing

About a month ago, we released Trekaroo into private alpha with the goal of sending it to a few friends and family to check out the site, provide us with feedback and to start writing reviews. The focus was on acquiring reviews. During this time, we have spent a good amount of time in usability...

Reflections on starting a startup

…insanely dangerous and wonderfully exciting… Surprisingly enough, even though we are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we only know a handful of personal friends who have actually taken the plunge and started a company of their own. I suppose we are surrounded by a lot of people who think it’s cool and dream...

When inspiration hits…

Today, the inspiration to write about all our wonderful adventures in starting and building Trekaroo finally hit me and I’ve started this blog so that all our family, friends, and fans can share in our excitement. I also figure that if we keep this going long enough, perhaps our kids will grow up and ask...
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