About the author

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.
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10 Best Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Why is Great Smoky Mountains National Park the most visited National Park in the United States? While the mountain top views from Newfoundland Gap Overlook and Clingman’s Dome are beautiful, this National Park has more than 10 million visitors a year because of its waterfalls, lakes, streams, and infamous “smoky” clouds. From scenic drives to...
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Top 10 Fun Things to do in Delaware [with kids!]

Delaware may be among our smallest of states, but you can still find big fun for your family. It has the honor of being known as The First State and hosts beautiful beaches, natural settings, museums, and history.

Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Carlsbad Caverns [With a Day Trip to Guadalupe Mountains NP]

Some of my mother’s most vivid childhood memories are from Carlsbad Caverns National Park. She told me of her family entering on “a steep, slippery trail” to the “freezing caves.” Not surprisingly, I didn’t visit Carlsbad Caverns as a child. Thankfully, my family finally took a Southwest road trip including a visit to Carlsbad Caverns...
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The Best Things to Do in Asheville with Kids

I’m convinced that I could live a lifetime in Asheville, NC, and not have the time to try every amazing restaurant that the city has to offer. It would certainly take decades to hike every mountaintop and waterfall along the Blue Ridge Parkway. And, it would take years to delve fully into all the stories...

Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC – 14 Great Spots to Stop

The Blue Ridge Parkway, NC is one of the most scenic drives in the United States. From the Virginia state line to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Parkway stretches 469 miles along the mountaintops of western North Carolina. Families love short hiking trails to picturesque 360-degree views at places like Water Rock Knob and...
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8 Fun Things to Do in Richmond, VA on a Family Vacation

Looking for things to do with kids in Richmond, Virginia while on an I-95 road trip? We've got you covered from southern history to outdoor adventure.

7 Best Hotels in Washington DC for Families

Trekaroo families have found the best kid-friendly hotels in Washington DC. These hotels are especially welcoming to their younger guests, and have perks that make soaking up the history in the Nation’s Capital more enjoyable for the entire family.

Switzerland Travel with Kids – Tips and Itinerary for the Swiss Travel Pass

My favorite family vacation memory is hiking in the Swiss Alps. It has been almost two years since I traveled to Switzerland with my kids and since then, we’ve been to destinations across Europe and America. Still, my favorite family vacation memory from our trip to Switzerland. We used the Swiss Travel Pass to travel...
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Top 10 Things to do in Pennsylvania [with kids!]

Pennsylvania, the Keystone State, got its nickname for being in the middle of the original 13 colonies, thus holding the colonies together like a keystone. Today, Pennsylvania is the keystone of family vacations and is our “go to” vacation spot.
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