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.
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15 Exciting National Park Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List

There seems to be a never ending list of family friendly activities in our nation's National Parks. Hiking, auto touring, and wildilfe viewing are among the most popular. However, some parks offer some incredible and unique opportunities for adventure. Here are 15 exciting ways to experience the National Parks with your family
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20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Disneyland Resort

Twenty facts and things you didn't know about Disneyland and the Disney California Resort
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Bucket List: Petting the Whales of Mexico’s Bahia Magdalena

The road to Bahia Magdalena is lonely. Towering cardón cactus and scrubby, half-dead looking shrubs dominate the barren desert landscape in a stark yet beautiful way. As we headed down the highway, our only fleeting companions were an occasional  bird lazily surfing air currents overhead and the rare truck whooshing by. Far from the mega...
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Luxury Travel for Less: Tips on Saving for a Big Splurge

Luxury travel for less: Our best tips on saving for that big luxury family vacation.

Road School: Exploring London through the Footsteps of Paddington Bear

Get your kids reading and explore London with Paddington Bear himself as you follow his footsteps and visit his favorite London attractions.
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Trekaroo’s Guide to West Coast Whale Watching

Can you imagine traveling 10,000 miles just to give birth? Gray whales do it every year. After spending the summer in the Arctic, the whales embark on an epic migration as they travel from Alaska’s Bering Sea to Baja California’s breeding lagoons. As they skirt the North American coastline, us humans hop on boats, kayaks,...

Adventures by Disney Italy- Tuscany and Florence

After bidding a fond farewell to the Eternal City (be sure to read all about the Roman leg of our Adventures by Disney journey) we embarked towards the Italian countryside. There was no need to lug our luggage to the bus because Disney’s magic fairies had come by and whisked it away prior to departure, assuring...

Adventures by Disney Viva Italia Recap Part 1: Rome

My family’s Adventures by Disney trip to Italy was one of our most incredible vacations to date, but day one of our journey was one of the longest days of my life. After traveling for about 24 hours (coming from the West Coast on three different flights) and playing the “oh my gosh I actually...
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Adventures by Disney Viva Italia

Without a doubt, Italy has certainly taken center stage in many of my own wondering thoughts. Recently, my daydreams finally became a reality as my family joined Adventures by Disney on the Italian tour of a lifetime, their nine day Viva Italia experience.
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