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.
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...

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...
Travel Budget

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...

Top 10 FUN 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 fun things to do in Dallas with kids. The thriving metropolis of downtown Dallas awaits your...
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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...

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...

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!). Why? Because there are...
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