About the author

Sharlene Earnshaw is Trekaroo’s Editor in Chief. She lives in sunny Orange County, CA, with her husband and 10-year-old son and daughter (twins!). She is a self-proclaimed National Park junkie and has the goal of visiting each and every one with her kids. When she isn't traveling to places like Norway, Peru, Disney World, and Hawaii with her family, she enjoys hiking, beach days, obsessively rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, and planning her brood's next trip.
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Tips

15 Things You Need to Know Before You Go to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open at Disneyland and will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29, 2019. Trekaroo was among the first to see and experience Galaxy’s Edge, and we want to pass our inside scoop on to you!  Here are our best Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge tips. Read these before you...
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The New Star Wars Land at Disneyland – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The most anticipated expansion in Disneyland history is almost here! After several years of anticipation, the opening date is set for the brand new Star Wars land at Disneyland. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is officially open! Trekaroo was invited to among the first to explore this incredible new Star Wars land, and we are excited...
Grand Canyon

The Absolute Ten Best Things to do in Arizona with Kids

Most people who have never been to Arizona probably only know it for two things- cacti and the Grand Canyon. While both of these things are central to Arizona's identity, the state offers so much more to families looking to explore. Arizona is full of diverse natural beauty, fun urban attractions, and some fantastic family-friendly...
Things to Do In Disney World Outside the Theme Parks: Resort Pirate Adventures

Top 10 Things to Do at Disney World Without Park Tickets

Top 10 things to do in Disney World outside the theme parks. Part of the reason families return to Disney World year after year is because there is so much to see and do that one vacation is never enough.
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Must Read Magic Kingdom Tips and Tricks For Your Disney Vacation

When many people think of Disney World, the first park that comes to mind is the Magic Kingdom. It is often the most popular park with families because it has so many great rides and attractions. Plus, this is the park most similar to Walt Disney’s original theme park, Disneyland. Navigating the long lines and big...
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Your Complete Guide to the Grand Canyon North Rim

Did you know that five million people visit the Grand Canyon every year but only 10% of those visitors come to the North Rim? Many may assume that if you have seen one rim of the Grand Canyon, you have seen them all. Wrong! There are many great things to do in the Grand Canyon...

Trekaroo’s Insider Guide to Disneyland Character Dining

Why wait in line to meet your favorite Disney characters when you can eat with them? Disneyland character dining is a great way to celebrate a special event and fulfill your child’s dream of meeting Mickey Mouse and all his friends. There are five different character dining experiences at Disneyland Resort, each with their own...
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Visiting Disney Parks with Special Needs Children

For those of us who have children with special needs, approaching any family vacation takes a bit more planning and consideration. Read our handy guide for exploring Disneyland with special needs:

How Does Fastpass+ Work at Disney World? A Disney World FastPass+ Guide

Today, we’re walking you through the ins and outs of FastPass+, so you get the maximum benefits and make the best decisions for your family. Let’s get down to the basics.
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