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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.

UK Road Trip- Lake District and the Northumberland Coast

Visiting London with the family? London is an urban delight. However, I’ve found that our family enjoys travel the most when we balance a city’s museums and culture with the beauty of the outdoors. So, our family extended our time in England after visiting London by planning a road trip in the UK. We spent a...

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.
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