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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.

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...

Andalusia Road Trip – Experience Southern Spain with Kids

Pictures of the intricate Moorish courtyards and colorful gardens of the Alhambra sparked my curiosity to travel to Spain over two decades ago. Since that time, I have been collecting ideas for my Spain road trip traveling from Seville to Granada, not just to tour the Alhambra Palace of Granada, but also to experience Seville,...

Things to do in Seville with Kids

Seville, Spain is one of the most fun cities to explore in Andalusia. Scenic parks and historic buildings extend for blocks. A walkable historic center boasts squares perfect for people-watching while enjoying a sweet treat. Wandering the streets of the Barrio de Santa Cruz while looking into the shop windows at the fancy flamenco dresses...

Best Wilmington, DE Activities for Families

Looking for a fun, kid-friendly road trip from DC or Philadelphia day trip? You should consider adding Wilmington, Delaware to your East Coast family vacation itinerary. Wilmington is located less than an hour from Philadelphia and only about two hours from Washington DC. It has historic mansions with beautiful sweeping gardens, riverside miniature golf, and...
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