About the author

LiLing Pang is Co-founder and CEO of Trekaroo . She is a mom to two boys and a girl and recently traveled 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 and a half year old.

Road School: Digging Deeper with our Kids Through Voluntourism

The two memories I will treasure most from our family’s recent trip to Jamaica are polar opposites. The exhilaration on my children’s faces while precariously clambering up a tropical waterfall was pure joy. On the flip side, a morning spent picking up trash at a local beach, was both sobering and deeply meaningful. Photo by:...
Camping Kitchen in a Single Box

How to Assemble a Single Box Camping Kitchen

One of my favorite things about camping is the challenge of making delicious meals in the great outdoors where my entire kitchen is reduced to a minimum. In fact, our entire camping kitchen fits into a single 25-gallon plastic tote. This single box contains all the kitchen equipment I need to cook everything from pancakes at breakfast...

Why We Travel: Curious Kids in the Making

  From Trekaroo’s CEO LiLing Pang’s original post on Why We Travel, written in January 2009: The Value of Family Travel Discovered Amidst Road Trip Mayhem On our recent road trip with the kids from San Francisco to Seattle, I had a particularly bad travel moment. Sick to my stomach with a stomach bug, I pleaded...

Hiking With Kids…Get Out There!

Photo By: Trekaroo/stellarneller Today, we went on a hike as a family…something that I’ve developed some apprehension about lately. I love hiking, but ever since our kiddos became too heavy to carry and old enough that they really should be walking and getting exercise themselves, I find that a family hike means barely a workout...

How Families Can Respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

As a parent, I believe that one of our greatest traits as human beings is our capacity for empathy. It is our responsibility to help our children harness that empathy for good. join other families here on Trekaroo who have been wrestling with how we guide our children though this. We are offering three simple...
Review of the Eureka Jade Canyon 6 Family Tent

Review: Eureka Jade Canyon 6 – Easy to Set Up Family Tent

Our family of five has been making do with our four-man tent for years. So, when we started our search for a new tent that would sleep all of us comfortably, our top priority was to find a tent that was easy to set up and also provided enough headspace so we could all stand...

Happy New Year 2015

As we wave goodbye to 2014 and embrace 2015 with the same sense of wonder and adventure, I’m in awe of the many fun travels our community has shared with each other. Thank you to each and every one of you who has inspired other families to explore the world with that brave can-do attitude....

iPhone Photos and Videos from the Water to the Slopes

However, this summer, all that changed for me because of two little devices - the Catalyst Waterproof iPhone case and the Catalyst Floating Lanyard. Because of these two little babies, I was able to take some fantastic photos with my iPhone.
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Road School: Crafting an Engaging Educational Trip for Kids

Now with a 10, 8, and 3 year old, we’ve entered the golden age of traveling with kids, where the topics that intrigue our children are fascinating to us as parents too. Evolving our trips from family vacation to rich learning experiences took a sprinkling of intentionality. Here are some tips for how to make...
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