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.

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...

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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