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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.

Lake Erie Islands in Ohio – 2 Day Summer Itinerary with Kids

For years, your kids have been begging for a Cedar Point vacation. They have conquered every coaster at the local amusement park, and they believe that they are ready to take on the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” But, where exactly is Cedar Point? And, what else is there to do on the shores...

Top 10 Things to Do in Winnipeg, Canada with Kids

As temperatures heat up across the United States in the summer months, Canada’s cities enjoy long, warm summer days. The evening hours are golden. Canadian families ride bikes at beautifully landscaped parks, enjoy festivals, and eat ice cream. Canadians know how to make the most of every season, especially the warm days of summer. Possibly...

Things to Do in Toledo with Kids – More than an I-90 Ohio Pit-Stop

Driving from Chicago to New York this summer? Chances are good that your route will take you past Toledo. Four years ago my family traveled through Toledo driving Interstate 90 east to Washington DC. Planning that trip, I had difficulty finding things to do in Toledo with kids. However, parents driving Interstate 90 in Ohio...

Best Ohio Weekend Getaways at Ohio State Park Lodges

After a week-long road trip through the great state of Ohio, I’m convinced that I’d like to move there. The opportunities to get outdoors with the kids in Ohio are seemingly endless. There are more than 60 state parks in Ohio! (That’s not even counting Ohio’s extensive network of regional Metroparks.) Eight of these state...

Things to do in Lisbon with Kids: The Perfect First Family Vacation to Europe

Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, has much in common with other prominent European cities. It has neighborhoods full of charming alleyways and cafes, churches that showcase historic architecture and artwork, a convenient public transportation system, and a variety of museums to choose from on a rainy day. Of course, there are also the things that make...

Go New River Rafting with Kids at Adventures on the Gorge

Four years ago, my family left California for Washington DC. I can’t decide if I miss the mountains or the beaches the most. No, the Appalachian Mountains aren’t the same as the Sierra Nevadas. But in the past few years, I have found that the green, tree-covered peaks and pristine rivers of Appalachia can bring...
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