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Tarlie Harris one of Trekaroo's Travel Experts. She is also a homeschooling mom of two awesome travelling companions, with a husband who does his best to be supportive of her travel addiction. She is always planning their next trip - aiming to make books, movies, history and art come alive - and writing about the last one. She currently lives in Austin, TX and loves to soak up all the sun, hiking, swimming and live music it can throw her way. She was raised in the deep south and spent a decade in New York City so both of those places will always claim a piece of her heart as well.

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.
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History and Culture: Things to do in San Antonio with Kids

San Antonio is a boisterous, colorful, blatantly cheerful city. It vibrantly celebrates its multicultural history and culture on nearly every street corner. From La Entorcha de la Amistad (the Torch of Friendship) to the film installation San Antonio|The Saga, collective memory is palpable and a sense of deep reverence for the people of the city...
South Padre Island with Kids

South Padre Island with Kids

Soft, sandy beach and the clear, warm water of the Gulf of Mexico – check. Family friendly entertainment and restaurants – double check. While South Padre Island has a reputation as a spring break party hub, it is a laid-back beach town perfect for family vacations as well (just avoid March!). Even during the coldest...

Top 10 Things for Families To Do in Houston

As the fourth largest city in the United States, Houston is an economic and cultural powerhouse. A lot of adventure awaits families in this diverse city. Visiting Houston with kids is all about museums, sports, and the theater with a little fresh air thrown in for good measure. Take advantage of the Houston City Pass,...

Free Christmas Countdown Printables: Fun, Family Activities to Do this Holiday Season

Download our free Christmas printables for inspiration and ideas to enjoy the holiday season with your family, wherever you are.

Fort Worth: Two Days in Cowtown with Kids

Fort Worth, Texas was once the end of the line for many of the great open-range cattle drives of the late 1800s. While the city holds tight to its cowboy history by offering a daily drive and a rodeo every weekend, it has also revitalized its downtown foodie scene and developed a visit-worthy cultural district. Pick...

Off the Beaten Path Beaches: Port Aransas with Kids

Explore Port Aransas with Kids. Photo by: Bigstock/mikenorton Port Aransas is the perfect mix of fishing village locals, wide expanses of sea oat covered sand dunes, cute vacation houses, and touristy shops and restaurants. Known as the “funky little town with a sandy backyard,” it is the only established town on Mustang Island, an 18-mile-long...
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Top 10 Things to Do in Austin with Kids

Austin, the capital of Texas, is well-known for its cutting edge technology, restaurant, and music scene. Families can get a taste of that scene plus so much more while visiting Austin with kids. There are plenty of museums to visit and outdoor adventures to be had. Explore our favorite kid-friendly activities and attractions in this...

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