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The 10 Best Things To Do in San Francisco [with kids!]

One look around and it’s immediately evident why so many have left their hearts in San Francisco. While the little cable cars really do seem to climb half way the stars as the song suggests, the route they take sends them past rows of charming old Victorian homes situated in diverse hilly neighborhoods filled with...

The Absolute Ten Best Things to do in Arizona with Kids

Most people who have never been to Arizona probably only know it for two things- cacti and the Grand Canyon. While both of these things are central to Arizona's identity, the state offers so much more to families looking to explore. Arizona is full of diverse natural beauty, fun urban attractions, and some fantastic family-friendly...
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Snorkeling in Hawaii- 20 of the Best Snorkeling Spots for Families

One of my favorite things about the Hawaiian Islands is the water. Its so clear, blue, and best of all- you don't need a wetsuit to swim during the winter! Whenever I visit Hawaii, I always make time to snorkel. There is just something so tranquil and beautiful about entering an underwater world full of...

Best Beaches in Southern California [for families!]

What are the best beaches in Southern California? Trekaroo has done the hard research, spending hours on various stretches of sand up and down the coast. Our travels up and down Pacific Coast Highway have taken us from the sunny shores of San Diego to picture-perfect beaches in Santa Barbara. From the playgrounds of the...

The Ultimate Hawaii Packing List For Families [with Free Printable List!]

You have booked flights for your dream Hawaiian vacation and the date for your epic family trip is quickly approaching. Now comes the fun part- packing! Don’t know what to pack for Hawaii? Don’t worry. I have visited the islands countless times (and even lived there as a child!) and have created the only Hawaii...

Top 10 Fun Things to Do on a Hawaii Family Vacation

There is no other state in the nation quite like Hawaii. Our 50th state is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the planet with dramatic geography dominated by volcanoes, palm trees, and pristine beaches.

9 Great Things to do at Presidio Park of San Francisco [with kids!]

If it weren’t for the views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or historic Alcatraz, visitors could quite possibly forget they were in San Francisco. The forests of eucalyptus, cypress and pine trees in this park are lush...

The 10 Best Things to do in Kauai [with kids!]

Kauai is my happy place. Why? Because a Kauai family vacation is filled with both relaxation and adventure. The scenery is lush, the vibe is chill, and there are so many fun things to do! Don’t know what to do in Kauai? The Garden Isle is  for nature lovers who prefer shave ice stands and...

Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Carlsbad Caverns [With a Day Trip to Guadalupe Mountains NP]

Some of my mother’s most vivid childhood memories are from Carlsbad Caverns National Park. She told me of her family entering on “a steep, slippery trail” to the “freezing caves.” Not surprisingly, I didn’t visit Carlsbad Caverns as a child. Thankfully, my family finally took a Southwest road trip including a visit to Carlsbad Caverns...
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