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Melissa Moore is one of Trekaroo's Travel Experts located in Washington DC. She's a mom to two energetic young children who wake up at the crack of dawn asking, "Where are we going today?" Being a Coast Guard wife gives her a new "hometown” to explore and a cross country road-trip to plan every few years. Recently, she left her native California behind and now has the privilege of introducing her kids to all the history that the Nation's Capital has to offer.

10 of The Best State Parks in the USA That Rival National Parks

Trekaroo families found top family-friendly state parks that rival national parks with spectacular scenery and kid-friendly beaches, trails, and lakes.

Top 10 Fun Things to do in Ohio with kids! | Ohio Family Vacation

From theme parks and racetracks, to hall of fame museums and Amish Country, Ohio offers a stunning array of adventures for families to enjoy. The residents of this state have made substantial contributions to pop culture, sports competition and history. They took great risk to stand up against unfair laws, and faced the unknown while...

An Epic Southwest Road Trip Itinerary | 11 National Parks in 11 Days!

One of the most epic family vacations in America is taking a Southwest road trip. This region of the country is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and fall in love with the beauty of the desert. It is also an ideal place to learn more about Native American history and culture. Visit national...

Top 10 Fun Things to do in Maryland with kids!

The Old Line State may be small in size, but it is large in adventures to be had that will delight kids and parents. Check out our favorite Top 10 and get ready to visit the great state of Maryland.
Top 10 Places to Visit in Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway

10 Fun Things to do in Virginia with Kids | Virginia Family Vacations

It’s no secret why Virginia's state motto is "Virginia is for Lovers." Simply put, whatever you love to do, you’ll find it in Virginia. If you’ve never been before, or are looking for assistance in creating a memorable vacation itinerary, here are our picks for the top ten things for families to do in Virginia.

Blue Ridge Parkway Parkway Road Trip in Virginia | 12 Great Stops

The stunning Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia follows the ridge line of the Blue Ridge Mountains as it winds for almost 217 miles from Shenandoah National Park to the North Carolina border. Use this itinerary to experience your own scenic and spectacular Blue Ridge Parkway road trip this summer. The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway through...

Maine Road Trip- The Ultimate 7 Day Itinerary for a Maine Family Vacation

Did you know that Maine is bigger than all the other states in New England combined? A Maine road trip is a great way to get to the state. A Maine family vacation is a classic New England experience that should be on every family’s bucket list. New Englanders have been heading north annually for...

The Absolute BEST Things to do in DC with Toddlers

Heading to DC with Toddlers? Here's our best tips and recommendations for taking the littlest of kids to explore our nation's capitol, Washington, D.C.

Things to do in Lisbon with Kids on a Portugal Family Vacation

A Portugal family vacation to Lisbon with kids features cable car rides up steep hills, day trips to beautiful beaches, and a visit to one of the best aquariums in Europe. Traveling with kids to Lisbon is much like visiting any other European city; Lisbon has efficient public transport and kid-friendly museums. Of course, Lisbon...
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