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Sharlene Earnshaw is Trekaroo’s Editor in Chief. She lives in sunny Orange County, CA, with her husband and 10-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.

Spotlight Thursday- Cross Cultural Experiences with Kids

One of the great things about living in the US is that we are such a heterogenous society. I love that we live in a country where so many people from different ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds can live together in peace. When raising our children, it is important to make sure that they not...

Best Zoos in the Midwest (and Rockies)

Stop number two on our tour of the nations best zoos is the mighty Midwest.  The heartland is home to plenty of terrific spots to take the kids, and it’s zoos are amongst the best around.  Lets get started with the zoo that is home to my childhood hero, Jack Hanna. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: I have...

Country Inns and Suites 1K Adventure- 7 States in 7 days!

As a matter of fact, you won't even know where you are going each day until you received a message on your smart phone giving you new instructions! Sounds like a blast doesn't it? Well, that is exactly what my family will be doing from June 5th-13th while we participate in the Country Inns and...

Spotlight Thursday- Bryce Canyon National Park with Kids

We walked towards a lone pine tree on what appeared to be the edge of oblivion. With each step closer, my grip on the children grew tighter. And then we saw them. Hoodoos. Hoodoos as far as the eye could see. The landscape seemed too incredible to be real. So unlike anything I had ever...

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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Best Hikes for Tykes in Yosemite National Park

I’ve visited Yosemite National Park every summer since I was a kid, so friends often ask me what one thing you absolutely must do while you’re there. The answer is easy: Take a hike! I don’t think there’s a better way to explore the park than on foot. Hikes offer free entertainment for kids and...

Spotlight Thursday- Papago Park

One of the things I love about visiting large cities is checking out their parks. It is always so refreshing to find a large patch of green in a place so dominated by asphault. San Francisco has Golden Gate Park and New York City has Central Park, but did you know that Phoenix has an...

National Geographic Family Expeditions

Last week I told you the story of Loren Wagner and the amazing journey she took to Tanzania with National Geographic Student Expeditions. Now I would like to tell you a new story. It is the story of Francis, Claudia, and Stephanie Jamilla and the incredible Tuscan adventure they shared with each other last summer. They...

Philly: Where to Take Your Kids, According to Her Kids

There is no better place to start on an educational trip than in the city of Philadelphia, which is so rich in history. We have been fortunate to have lived within an hour of Philadelphia for my childrens' entire lives, so we have been able to completely appreciate and absorb the City of Brotherly Love....
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