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.

Christmas Events Bay Area, Sacramento, and Northern California 2019

In the spirit of holiday sharing here are Trekaroo’s top picks for holiday activities in Northern California that are perfect for creating special days that make for wonderful memories.

ABEO Shoes Review- Biomechanical Footwear for Home and Travel

Think you have to sacrifice comfort for style while traveling- we did too. But after finding the ABEO line of footwear from the Walking Company, we fell in love!

The Absolute Ten Best Things to do in Arizona with Kids

Most people who have never been to Arizona probably only know it for two things- cacti and the Grand Canyon. While both of these things are central to Arizona's identity, the state offers so much more to families looking to explore. Arizona is full of diverse natural beauty, fun urban attractions, and some fantastic family-friendly...
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Snorkeling in Hawaii- 20 of the Best Snorkeling Spots for Families

One of my favorite things about the Hawaiian Islands is the water. Its so clear, blue, and best of all- you don't need a wetsuit to swim during the winter! Whenever I visit Hawaii, I always make time to snorkel. There is just something so tranquil and beautiful about entering an underwater world full of...

The Ultimate Hawaii Packing List For Families [with Free Printable List!]

You have booked flights for your dream Hawaiian vacation and the date for your epic family trip is quickly approaching. Now comes the fun part- packing! Don’t know what to pack for Hawaii? Don’t worry. I have visited the islands countless times (and even lived there as a child!) and have created the only Hawaii...

Top 10 Fun Things to Do on a Hawaii Family Vacation

There is no other state in the nation quite like Hawaii. Our 50th state is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the planet with dramatic geography dominated by volcanoes, palm trees, and pristine beaches.

The 10 Best Things to do in Kauai [with kids!]

Kauai is my happy place. Why? Because a Kauai family vacation is filled with both relaxation and adventure. The scenery is lush, the vibe is chill, and there are so many fun things to do! Don’t know what to do in Kauai? The Garden Isle is  for nature lovers who prefer shave ice stands and...
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Top 10 Things to do in Maui [with kids!]

Has your family been dreaming of a vacation on the island of Maui? This tropical paradise has been luring mainlanders across the Pacific with visions of palm trees and sunset on the beach for decades. Don’t know what to do in Maui? The Valley Isle is full of diverse natural beauty, fun attractions, and Hawaiian...
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Tips

15 Things You Need to Know Before You Go to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Trekaroo was among the first to see and experience Galaxy’s Edge, and we want to pass our inside scoop on to you!  Here are our best Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge tips. Read these before you transport your family to planet Batuu. Good...
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