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.

Lost Valley Ranch

After a week at Lost Valley Ranch my well-traveled children asked if they could move to the ranch. They have never asked to move anywhere. Lost Valley is that special.

Jardin des Glaciers: Adventure and Education in Eastern Quebec

Like a kid waiting for Christmas, I was eager to explore Jardin des Glaciers a complex filled with high tech multimedia presentations and various outdoor pursuits centered around the effects of glaciers on this part of Canada.

Belugas, Minkes, and more! Whale Watching on Québec ‘s St. Lawrence River

Luckily, thanks to the glaciers which dominated the North American continent 20,000 years ago, approximately 1000 belugas live in the St. Lawrence River near the village of Tadoussac and the Saguenay Fjord in Québec, making a trip to see the belugas a reality for thousands of families every year.
kid friendly information about peru: Macchu Picchu, Peru

Adventures by Disney, Peru- The “I can’t believe we are going to Peru” post

This August my family is embarking on what is sure to be one of our grandest adventures to date, a trip to Peru with Adventures by Disney. I am so excited I am can barely stand it. Peru, home to Macchu Picchu, the ruins I vowed to visit from the moment I first saw them...
Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park’s Rainforests with Kids

Last summer my family spent some time in the rainforest. No, I am not talking about the jungles of Hawaii or the Amazon, but rather the rainy yet temperate forests of the Pacific Northwest. Washington’s Olympic National Park is home to forests filled with towering spruce and fir dripping with moss as they reach up...

Hawaii’s National Parks with Kids

There are few places on the planet more isolated or biologically diverse than the Hawaiian Islands. The islands were built by volcanic activity and the very volcanoes that formed the islands still dominate the landscape.

Top Things to do in Los Angeles with Teens and Tweens

For one week every summer, my home is invaded by teenagers- and I love it!   I am lucky enough to be the aunt of two wonderful teens who actually don’t mind being seen with me in public.  My niece and nephew are Texans so when they come to our neck of the woods, they want...

Is staying at Disney’s Aulani Resort worth the cost?

"Rooms begin at around $400 a night." The words made my stomach twist. Yes, it is Disney and yes, it is Hawaii- but $400? Wow.
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