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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.

Maine Coastal 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 family vacation is a classic New England experience that should be on every family’s bucket list. A Maine coastal road trip is a great way to get to know some of the state’s 3,000 miles of coastline....

10 Best Places to Visit in Maine [with kids!]

Perched up in the country’s most northeastern corner, Maine’s offerings include scenic sandy beaches, a wide array of boating adventures, mountains that are a skier’s dream, ample lakes for kayaking, and lush woodsy hiking areas where it is not uncommon to spot a moose.

8 Things to do in Killington, VT During the Summer

Killington, Vermont is one of the busiest places in New England during the winter ski season. The “Beast of the East” is the largest ski resort in the state of Vermont. But what is there to do at the ski resort in the summer? There always seems to be a cool breeze up in the...
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Top 10 Fun Things to Do in Vermont [with kids!]

Vermont may be the Green Mountain State, but it’s the white stuff that brings New England families up north for a family ski vacation. Surprisingly, Vermont really is a year-round destination from maple syrup production in the spring to beautiful foliage in the fall. There are many fun things to do in Vermont with kids...
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10 Best Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Why is Great Smoky Mountains National Park the most visited National Park in the United States? While the mountain top views from Newfoundland Gap Overlook and Clingman’s Dome are beautiful, this National Park has more than 10 million visitors a year because of its waterfalls, lakes, streams, and infamous “smoky” clouds. From scenic drives to...
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Top 10 Fun Things to do in Delaware [with kids!]

Delaware may be among our smallest of states, but you can still find big fun for your family. It has the honor of being known as The First State and hosts beautiful beaches, natural settings, museums, and history.

Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Carlsbad Caverns [With a Day Trip to Guadalupe Mountains NP]

Some of my mother’s most vivid childhood memories are from Carlsbad Caverns National Park. She told me of her family entering on “a steep, slippery trail” to the “freezing caves.” Not surprisingly, I didn’t visit Carlsbad Caverns as a child. Thankfully, my family finally took a Southwest road trip including a visit to Carlsbad Caverns...
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The Best Things to Do in Asheville with Kids

I’m convinced that I could live a lifetime in Asheville, NC, and not have the time to try every amazing restaurant that the city has to offer. It would certainly take decades to hike every mountaintop and waterfall along the Blue Ridge Parkway. And, it would take years to delve fully into all the stories...

Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC – 14 Great Spots to Stop

The Blue Ridge Parkway, NC is one of the most scenic drives in the United States. From the Virginia state line to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Parkway stretches 469 miles along the mountaintops of western North Carolina. Families love short hiking trails to picturesque 360-degree views at places like Water Rock Knob and...
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