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.

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...
Things to do in Richmond VA on a Richmond Virginia Vacation with Kids

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...
Things to do in Pennsylvania with Kids Strasburg Rail Road

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.

Top 10 Best Day Trips from DC [for families!]

Here are ten day trips from Washington DC (less than 90 miles from the White House) perfect for travelers visiting Washington DC with families.

Top 10 Things to Do on Your West Virginia Vacation [with kids!]

West Virginia Tourism: We have the top 10 things to do in West Virginia like whitewater rafting, canoeing, & history exploring, to snowshoing & geocaching.
Top 10 Places to Visit in Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway

10 Fun Things to do in Virginia [with kids!]

It’s no secret why Virginia's state motto is "Virginia is for Lovers." Simply put, whatever you love to do, you’ll find it in Virginia. If you’ve never been before, or are looking for assistance in creating a memorable vacation itinerary, here are our picks for the top ten things for families to do in Virginia.
North Carolina Mountain Vacation in Lake Junaluska

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...
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