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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.
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Hotel and Resort Chefs Share 20 of the Favorite Mouth-Watering Fall Recipes

Fall just might be the tastiest time of year. I always get so excited to embrace autumn by cooking up fall recipes which celebrate in-season produce and food rich with fall flavors. So much of travel revolves around food. This year, we asked 20 resorts and hotels to share recipes for their favorite fall dishes....

Fall in California | The 8 Best Places to See California Fall Color

When families think of great destinations to view fall foliage, California is not typically the first state that comes to mind. Lucky for us west coasters, there are still plenty of great places to experience autumn's splendor without hopping a plane and battling the "leafer" crowds.
Cape Flattery is a great stop on a Washington Coast Road Trip

Washington Coast Road Trip- 5 Epic Destinations for Families

Stepping onto Olympic National Park’s Beach 4 is like walking into tide pool heaven.

14 of the Best Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park for Families

Rocky Mountain National Park is a hiker’s paradise. Trails to alpine lakes, cascading waterfalls, jagged peaks, and wildflower-dotted tundra abound. This park offers something for everyone, from 0.5 jaunts around a lake or 11-mile leg burners that climb high above the tree line. What are the best hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park for families?...

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park | Family Hikes & More!

With less than a million visitors per year (compared to nearby Zion’s 3.6 million visitors), Capitol Reef National Park is a park that tends to lie below many traveler’s radars. The park is certainly not the easiest to get to – it’s 225 miles away from the closest major airport in Salt Lake City. But...

Best Things to do in Olympic National Park with Kids

Diverse, expansive, and wild. Olympic National Park is the brilliant, green gem of the national park system. It is known for its temperate rainforests filled with old growth trees, but the park offers so much more. A road trip through this park will lead you from sandy beaches to steamy hot springs to snowy alpine...

The 10 BEST Things to Do in California with kids!

I love California. I have been lucky enough to travel all over the country and experience some truly incredible parks, museums, and vistas, but my heart always leads me back to my home state and its incredible beauty, diversity and culture.
Parker Lake near Mammoth

Things to do in Mammoth, Summer Edition | Hikes, Lakes, & More!

Enjoy summertime in Mammoth with kids in tow; the Eastern Sierras offer a wide variety of family fun including exploration, hiking, biking, and more.
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10 of the BEST Waterfalls in the US

It's hard not fall in love with water rushing over a cliffs edge into a sparkling pool below. Waterfalls have always been a favorite destination of families, and anyone who has stared up at H2O in free fall or watched a river suddenly take a drop into a canyon hundreds of feet below can understand...
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