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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.

Day Trips from London by Train for Families

What are the best day trips from London for families? Families with children, especially those who are fans of Harry Potter, will want to make sure to include some day trips from London in their itinerary. In Oxford, families can learn where historic literary legends, including Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling, got their inspiration. British castles...

Garden Route South Africa – A South Africa Itinerary

Have you wanted to travel to Africa for a real safari ever since you could identify a giraffe? Or, have pictures of Cape Town’s Table Mountain and scenic coastline recently inspired you to consider a South Africa vacation with the family? Either way, South Africa is a diverse travel location where families can learn the...

South African Safari with Kids near the Garden Route

An African safari vacation is a travel dream for many families. However, Africa is such a big place. It is difficult to know where to go on an African safari vacation with your family. A South African safari is a good option for families because it is a relatively easy and safe location for families...

Spend the Holidays in Colonial Williamsburg

We were fortunate enough to enjoy the opening weekend of holiday festivities in Williamsburg, VA, and they definitely know how to deck the halls! Planning a holiday excursion to the beautiful Historic Triangle? Here are some must-sees and dos for your family!

Family-Friendly Christmas and Holiday Events near Washington DC

As the weather turns colder and the fall decorations and turkey leftovers have been put to rest, it’s time to start looking forward to the December holiday season. Tree lightings, concerts, live performances, and more delight families in the D.C. metro area.

Top Ten Things for Families to do in Ohio

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...

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...
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