About the author

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.

Top 5 Things to Do in Port Aransas, Texas with Kids

Known as the “funky little town with a sandy backyard,” Port Aransas is the only established town on Mustang Island in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a popular vacation destination for many Texans, especially appealing to beach bunnies, fishermen, and birdwatchers.  Bright orange, purple, and green houses with names like “Lucky Enough” and “Sandy Toes”...
Christmas Events in Austin

The Best Christmas Events in Austin, Texas for Families

Christmas events in Austin are overflowing with live music, iconic Austin food, and funky-meets-traditional holiday entertainment for the whole family. Stroll through the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park or sing carols on the steps of the Texas state capitol. Ice skating, photos with Santa, and hot chocolate are the sounds, sights, and taste of...

Top FUN 10 Things to Do in Texas [with kids!]

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.
Christmas Events in Dallas

The Best Dallas Christmas Events for Families in 2019

Christmas is coming to the Big D in a big way! There are many Christmas activities in Dallas, and local hotels go all out with great holiday packages. It’s easy to take a quick getaway or a special stay-cay for Christmas in Dallas. Whether you prefer a fancy breakfast with Santa, or seeing the light...

The Best Houston Christmas Events in 2019 for Families!

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.
Fun Things to Do in Austin with Kids

10 Fun Things to Do in Austin, TX [with Kids!]

Austin is well-known as the booming technology hub of central Texas with a lively restaurant, food truck, craft beer, and music scene. That sounds like an adult vacation, though right? What you may not know is that there are many things to do in Austin with kids as well! In addition to having kid-centered attractions...
Alabama Gulf Shores

The Absolute Best Things to do in Gulf Shores, Alabama [with kids!]

When planning a beach vacation for the family, you don’t need to look any further than the Gulf Coast of Alabama! The beaches are some of the best in the country, complete with soft, white sand and clear, warm water. Relax on the beach or pursue outdoor adventure in the surrounding waterways, wetlands, and maritime...

Texas to Florida Road Trip with Kids

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 Alabama Coast or the Florida Panhandle. If that time is now, you’re in luck because we’ve already scoped out all the best stops along the entire...
Disney Monorail Loop

Exploring the Disney World hotels on Monorail Route

The Walt Disney World monorail system connects Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort with each other and the Magic Kingdom Resort. These are three Disney Deluxe resorts definitely worth seeing; each has their own unique style. What better way to see them than to eat and drink your way...
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