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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.
NC Mountain Vacations

NC Mountain Vacations: Relax at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina

On an early summer evening, the vibrant greens of hemlock, oak, and spruce trees blanket the ridges of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park like a patchwork quilt. Elk wander through the fields in the distance, oblivious to the people watching from the roadway in their cars. Down at Lake Junaluska, the mountain views from...
Day Trips from Amsterdam Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

5 Amazing Day Trips from Amsterdam for Families

When I travel with my family, I like to balance our vacations between big cities, outdoor adventures, and kid-friendly places. Hopping from museum to museum quickly leads us to travel burnout. Not to mention, Europe’s top museums can get so crowded. So, when planning a spring break trip to the Netherlands, we made a point...

24 Hours in Amsterdam- What to See, Do, and Eat

Planning a trip to Europe with your kids? If you’re taking a transatlantic flight from the United States to Western Europe, it is likely that you’ll consider a flight through Amsterdam Schiphol airport. The best thing about flying through there is that the train ride from the airport to Amsterdam Central Station in the historic city...

Best Things to Do in Acadia National Park with Kids

Visiting New England’s Acadia National Park is an annual summertime tradition for many families from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. However, visitors from all over the world also come to enjoy this national park in Maine. In recent years more than 3 million people have visited the park each year! Families love hiking along one...

Hiking Shenandoah National Park with Kids

Shenandoah National Park: its vast beauty beckons visitors from all across the world. This national park in Virginia is only a short 70-mile drive from Washington D.C. However, once a family drives up Skyline Drive and hits the trail, it feels like it could be hours from any city. It’s possible for families to hike...

Free Things to Do in Washington DC with Kids

Looking to visit Washington DC with your family this summer? After you’ve reserved your hotel, you might be questioning whether there is enough money left in your family budget to see everything. You’ll be happy to hear that you can put that worry aside. There are lots of free things to do in Washington DC!...

Top 10 Things to Do in Rochester, NY with Kids

Did you know that Rochester is the third largest city in New York State? It’s surprising because Rochester is a big city that doesn’t feel like a big city at all. In fact, my kids and I would happily nominate Rochester as the most family-friendly city in New York state. From its plethora of minor league...

Fun Things to Do in Charleston, SC with Kids

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine all the fun activities that I was able to experience during our three days in Charleston with kids.
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