About the author

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.

National Geographic Student Expeditions- What is your teen doing this summer vacation?

Imagine being 17 years old and embarking on the trip of a lifetime. You leave your family, friends, and all that is familiar behind and arrive in a land where food, language, and culture are like nothing you have experienced before....Launched in 2008, National Geographic Student Expeditions takes high school students on incredible journeys all...

Spotlight Thursdays: National Train Day

Today’s Trekaroo spotlight is on trains. Did you know that this Saturday, May 8th, is National Train Day? Traintastic events will be happening all over the country and if your kids love trains as much as mine do, you will certainly want to get onboard!

The Best Zoos in the West

Since I love zoos so much, I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce you to some of our countries finest. Our first stop is my home turf, the West Coast. Here are five zoos that Trekaroo families and I think you shouldn't miss:

Overland Equipment Bags- The perfect solution for an active mom

In the days before children, I didn’t give bag design much of a thought. Purses were more of a fashion statement than a matter of practicality.  These days, a purse is not an accessory, it’s a necessity.  And up until recently, my purse was a big unorganized mess that was destroying my back and shoulder. ...
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