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Tarlie Harris is one of Trekaroo's Travel Experts. She is always planning her family's next trip and writing about the last one. She currently lives in Austin, TX where she enjoys hiking the greenbelt, swimming in Barton Springs, and catching shows at The Mohawk. She was raised in the deep south, spending many summers on the Florida Panhandle. While she is very accustomed to wide open green space and swimming pools these days, the memories from her decade in New York City are never far from her heart.

Beyond Character Dining: 5 of the Best Disney World Restaurants for Families

Disney World operates a staggering number of restaurants on property. It can be tempting to scrimp on “downtime” at the parks in favor of running from attraction to attraction, but we say this is a rookie mistake. Instead, gather your loved ones around the table and remember that above all else, you are there to...
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How to Create a Family Travel Budget

Have you ever found yourself wondering how families just like yours manage to travel all the time while you can’t get quite organized enough to make it happen? The daily work of creating and maintaining a travel budget is a game changer when it comes to turning travel dreams into reality. It takes discipline to sculpt...

The Fine Art of Family Travel: Create a Bucket List

Bucket list (noun, informal): A number of experiences a person hopes to have during their lifetime. Hmmm…does changing 1,000 diapers count? Not today! Learn how to create a bucket list for your family’s travel experiences instead. Yes, including the children. All it takes is a little bit of thinking outside the bucket (get it?). Get...

Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, now sails from Miami. Trekaroo had a sneak peek and we are thrilled to confirm that it is most certainly kid-approved! Fun fact for the kids: the ship is almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall! (And yes, it is way...

Celebrate the Holidays in Houston, TX with the Family

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas all over the Gulf Coast of Texas with big city lights and fabulous shopping opportunities. Finding the spirit of the season with kids means lots of fun excitement with visiting Santa, watching eye-popping light displays, and visions of dancing sugar plums.

Top 10 Things for Families to Do in Texas

Howdy y’all! Have you heard the moniker, “everything’s bigger in Texas?” Well it’s true. When I think of Texas, I think big! Biggest continental state, big scenery, big art galleries, big belt buckles, and big fun for families! From Big Tex to big canyons, Texas is a mecca for family fun in a BIG way.

Top 10 Things to Do in Dallas with Kids

When you think of Dallas, what comes to mind? Something about guns, trucks, and a J.R. character, right? Push all those visions aside for a moment! While there are still urban cowboys and socialites around, there are so many great things to do in Dallas with kids. A thriving metropolis awaits your family with open...

Panhandle Getaways: Austin, Texas to the Florida Panhandle

While the beaches in Texas will do just fine most summers, sometimes you may want to truck-it east on I-10 to reach the glorious, white sandy beaches of the Florida Panhandle. If that time is now, you’re in luck because we’ve already scoped out all the best stops along the way! It’s just over 12...
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Top 5 Texas Weekend Getaways for Families

Some say an apple a day, we say how about a weekend getaway! A quick trip close to home may be just what the doctor ordered to put some pep back in your step. Take a minute to drool over our top picks for Texas weekend getaways. From small town shopping to lakeside lounging, one...
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