About the author

Sharon Rigney (aka msrigs) is one of Trekaroo's Travel Experts located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She's a mother to a daughter and two sons, ages 10-16. She and her family welcome the opportunity to travel and try new things, sometimes close to home and sometimes just a little out of their comfort zone just to shake things up. Her kids are so used to her reviewer's eye, that their first question when something notable happens on vacation is usually "so are you going to write about that"?
Staycation Ideas

Staycation Ideas: Budget (and Family) Friendly Fun in or near your Hometown

Trying to stay on a budget this year? These staycation ideas will have your family enjoying all the fun perks of a fabulous getaway, without going far.

Top 10 Things To Do in Philadelphia With Kids

The city of Philadelphia offers up plenty of great places to visit, discover, learn, be entertained, and make memories. Here are our recommendations for the Top 10 things for families to do in Philadelphia, along with super tips on spots to dine, stay, and day trip.
family friendly ski resorts in Pennsylvania

Ski for free in PA with the Pennsylvania Snow Pass

Looking for a great way to spend some time having fun with the family this winter? Did you know you can ski for free in PA? The Pennsylvania Snow Pass program is designed to get 4th and 5th graders on the slopes. There are many family-friendly ski areas and resorts in Pennsylvania. Learning to ski...

Carry-On Only with Kids: Packing Tips For Traveling Light

I recently drove a friend and her family to the airport. The 4 of them were going to a Caribbean island for a 5-day vacation. They had seven large checked bags with them for their trip – SEVEN! I am sure they arrived with more than they needed for their time on the island. Still,...
Free things to do in Philadelphia

Free Things To Do In Philadelphia: Historic Sites, Museums, and Tours

Free Philadelphia activities abound in this historic gem of a city, and many of them are wonderfully enriching experiences with the opportunity to learn a little something about the many sights this area has to offer.

Christmas Events In Pittsburgh: Your Guide to the Holidays

Picture this: families all bundled up drinking hot chocolate and whirling around an outdoor ice skating rink lit up by a 65-foot Christmas tree. The clippity-clop of horse hooves pulling carriages is faintly noticeable in the distance, and fireworks light up the sky to the beat of popular Christmas songs.

Christmas Celebrations for the family in and around Philadelphia

The holiday season is a great time to reconnect with your family and take time to enjoy the festivities with your kids. In Philly, there are so many family-friendly activities it is hard to choose! After visiting these destinations you are sure to leave with a touch of holiday spirit.

Family Friendly Christmas Events in New Jersey

These are some of our family’s favorite places to get into the Christmas spirit and all are easy to get to from most places throughout New Jersey.
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Holiday and Christmas Events in New York City with Kids

There is nothing more magical than the streets of New York City during the holidays. It kicks off with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and ends with the ball drop in Times Square. Look anywhere and everywhere to find a festive touch. Classic holiday and Christmas events in New York City are a favorite tradition...
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