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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.

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.

10 Fun Things to Do in West Virginia with kids | West Virginia Vacation

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