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.
Weekend Wanderings to the Olympic Peninsula

Weekend Wanderings: Exploring Washington’s Upper Olympic Peninsula with Kids

I love being in the middle of a moment and recognizing that it will make the highlight reel of life. I am talking about the moments which become fond memories that are retold at family get-togethers for decades. Last summer, my kids and I added several highlights to our memory reels while visiting Washington’s Olympic...
Camping Week Gear Guide

Car Camping Gear Guide

To help you make the most of both your trunk space and your time spent hiking, packing, camping, and eating, we're sharing our favorite go-to items for car camping.
Breckenridge kids skiing

Winter fun in Breckenridge with Kids

Breckenridge, Colorado is one the Rocky Mountains’ magic towns. Here, the snowy mountain peaks hug the sky like two old friends coming together to share a secret. Their secret? Perhaps its the boundless beauty of Mother Nature or the endless opportunities for visitors experience discovery- the discovery of new paths, new experiences, and deeper bonds....

River Rafting with Kids on the American River

The key to any successful rafting trip is a great guide and O.A.R.S. has been leading top notch river experiences since their very first dory-navigated trip down the Grand Canyon's Colorado River in 1969. Since then, their operation has expanded to 19 unique sections of river, thousands of successful trips, and resulted in countless memories...
Brian-head skiing

Brian Head, Utah- One of Utah’s best kept secrets for families

Brain Head is the best little mountain town for families that most folks have never even heard of. Located at the doorstep of Cedar Breaks National Monument, this sleepy mountain town is sure to steal the hearts of visiting families no matter the season. My husband and I visited Brian Head with our kids as...

Take them out to the ballgame: Baseball with kids

Funny thing about vacations- sometimes they don’t always go as planned. Take for instance my family’s recent pilgrimage across the desert to combine our love for baseball with our affinity for warm weather getaways at Spring Training in Arizona. We were going to eat snowcones in the sunshine while Pablo Sandoval smacked a home run clear...
kid friendly information about peru: Macchu Picchu, Peru

Adventures by Disney- Where to next?

My family’s trip to Peru definitely sold me on Adventures by Disney. From the moment our Adventures by Disney backpacks showed up at the front door to the farewell dinner we enjoyed together in Lima, my family was treated like gold.

Adventures by Disney Peru

When I asked my kids to share their favorite part of our trip to Peru, they answered “Everything!” From rafting the Urubamba River, to movie night at Sol y Luna Resort, exploring Ollyantaytambo, shopping, and of course, Machu Picchu, it was hard to pick.

Adventures by Disney Peru

Our week in Peru was filled with firsts. It was the first time my children had been to a developing nation. It was the first time my husband and I had ever been south of the equator, let alone the Andes.
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