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.

Palm Springs with Kids

I couldn't help but enjoy the many great activities, resorts, and dining options that Palm Springs offers families. Curious? Here is a glimpse at some of the things that have helped put Palm Springs on my families permanent vacation map:

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Accommodations-Which Resort is Right for you?

The reason why I love Disney travel so much is that there is truly something for everyone and every budget!  As a Disney travel agent, I get asked all the time which resort is the best resort to stay at.  In my opinion, there is not one “best” resort, but there definitely is a Disney...

Family Fun at Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta

Once a year the city of Albuquerque becomes a backdrop as hundreds and hundreds of huge colorful hot air balloons majestically lift into the vivid blue sky. It’s the yearly International Balloon Fiesta, probably the largest in the country, and a family favorite. This year's festival takes place October 2-10, 2010, and its definitely something...

Mammoth with Kids- Summertime in the Eastern Sierra

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

The Sunny Side of Jackson, Wyoming

Jackson, Wyoming is one of those rare vacation destinations that just seems to have it all: small town charm, breathtaking scenery, fine dining, and family-friendly activities around every corner, ski corral, or hitching post. Usually lauded as a premiere ski town, Jackson is not to be outdone (even by itself) in the summer months. We...

Family Fun on Oahu’s North Shore

My family loves the laid back vibe and natural beauty of the North Shore, so no trip to Oahu is complete without a day exploring the mellower side of the island. Want to add a trip to the North Shore to your next Hawaii vacation but don’t know what to see and do? Check out...

5 Must Sees for Families on California’s Redwood Coast

Tucked way up in the northwestern corner of the state is a different kind of California. Different from the palm tree fringed and sunshine soaked beaches of Southern California. Different from the rowhouse filled hillsides of San Francisco. Different from the cropped studded farm belt of the Central Valley.
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California Dreaming: Road Trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles

With 450 miles of some of the most beautiful coastline and hillsides in California, the area between San Francisco and Los Angeles creates the perfect setting for a family road trip. There’s so much to do that you could easily stretch the road trip out over a week. But less time on the road, means...

5 National Monuments Your Family Should Visit

As a self confessed National Park System junkie, I have spent hours of my life researching and visiting the places that are special enough to deserve NPS protection. I want my children to visit as many of these places as possible so they can learn about the history of this great nation and fully appreciate...
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