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Tina Buell is Trekaroo's Social Media and Marketing Manager. She is the mom of a little ray of son-shine.

Christmas Events in Carson City and Northern Nevada

My family visited Nevada's capital city at the start of its holiday season and experienced a cozy city alive with lights, holiday cheer, and variety of family-friendly activities. We encountered charming, old-fashioned merchants and gracious locals eager to chat.

Top 10 Things to do in New Mexico with kids

If you're planning a family vacation to The Land of Enchantment, read Trekaroo’s top 10 things for families to do in New Mexico before you hit the ground running.
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Top 10 Fun Things to Do in Sacramento [with Kids}!

I was a kid when I moved to Sacramento, and now I’m raising a child here. I’d say that gives me a well-rounded perspective of the city! Luckily there are many fun things to do in Sacramento with kids. From the rivers to the charm of Old Town, here are my top picks for families...

Family Trip to the Riviera Maya, Cancun

On a recent trip to Riviera Maya, Cancun on the Mexican Caribbean seashore, my family of four (two children ages 3 and 6) had the extreme pleasure of visiting Xel-Ha (pronounced shell-hah) and Xcaret (pronounced eesh-ca-ret). Even though we spent a full day at each location, we barely scratched the surface of fun activities. My...
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Why We Travel: Living the Dream Through Intensive Travel Therapy

My name is Tina Buell and I'm almost 40. I'm a single mom and my 5-year-old son is autistic. I live in a modest house, drive a modest car, and have never been married. Even though I'm very happy, my life didn't turn out the way I thought it would.
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Kid-Friendly Carson Valley: The Hidden Nevada

Carson Valley, Nevada rocks! Never heard of it? No worries—neither had I until recently. Tsk-tsk, what a shame that Vegas hogs most of the state's spotlight. Carson Valley is composed of three authentic wild west towns—Genoa, Gardnerville, and Minden—which rest at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range

Three National Parks in Three Days

I have lived in California for 28 years, but never visited any of its national parks. When the opportunity to visit three national parks in three days presented itself, I jumped at the chance.

New Mexico with Kids: Adventures in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

New Mexico is an amazing place to visit with children. Beyond the October Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque’s cup runneth over with family-friendly activities—at least a full week's worth. Plus, kid-friendly Santa Fe is just an hour away.

Cancun And Riviera Maya With Kids

There is just so much to do in Cancun and the Riviera Maya with kids, aside from the gorgeous beaches. Try Crococun Zoo, Interactive Aquarium Cancun, Xcaret and Xel-Ha.
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