About the author

Sharlene Earnshaw is Trekaroo’s Editor in Chief. She lives in sunny Orange County, CA, with her husband and 13-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.

Lake Powell Houseboat Trip, An Ideal Multigenerational Outdoor Getaway

Houseboating on Lake Powell is the ideal multigenerational outdoor getaway as you explore the Arizona waters with your family and friends in tow.

The 8 Best California Tide Pools

So where should families go to experience some great family friendly tide pooling in California? Trekaroo co-founder, Liling Pang as put together an excellent list of fantastic spots to explore up and down the coast. Here are some of my own personal favorites from the list, starting south and working my way north:

14 of the Best National Parks For Hiking

National park vacations make for some of the best family vacations, but what are the best national parks for hiking? Our national parks are great places to bond, be active, and enjoy some technology-free time in nature. One of our favorite things to do in national parks is hike. Hiking is a wonderful way to...
Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon North Rim – Lodging, Things to do, & More!

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...
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Grand Canyon with Kids | Things to do in Grand Canyon South Rim

Vast, breathtaking, and wondrous. It’s no wonder why five million people visit the Grand Canyon every year. Millions dream of a trip to see this world wonder but many don’t know what to do in the Grand Canyon once they arrive. Luckily, there are many great things to do in the Grand Canyon with kids....

Exploring Four Amazing Colorado National Parks with Kids

Explore Colorado's National Parks-- including Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, & Mesa Verde--with kids!
Prickly Pear Margarita

15 of the Best [And Most Creative] Margarita Recipes

Every day is a great day for a margarita! Many people get stuck with the classic lime, tequila, simple syrup recipes, but there is a whole world of creative margarita recipes waiting to be explored. We asked 15 resorts, restaurants, and destinations to share their favorite creative margarita recipes with us. From Cabo to Santa...
The Royal Treatment Cocktail will make you feel like you are on vacation

40 Cocktails That Will Make You Feel Like You Are On Vacation

We can’t always be on vacation but that doesn’t mean we can’t drink like we are!  Are you dreaming of sitting on the sands of a tropical beach with a cocktail in hand? Or perhaps you wish you were enjoying apres ski with something boozy and tasty. Whatever your vacation dreams may be, we have...

Tomato Growing Tips: 10 Secrets to a Successful Tomato Crop

Growing a bounty of tomatoes is possible with these tomato growing tips! It happens every summer. I wander into the backyard of a friend and discover a pitiful tomato plant, neglected and desperately struggling to produce a few yellow blossoms. Meanwhile, in my small suburban backyard, I have a jungle of tomatoes rapidly taking over...
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