Happy One Year Anniversary!

Can you believe that Trekaroo is turning one year old?!?!  Let’s break out the champagne (ginger ale for the pregnant moms) and some cupcakes for adults and kids alike. To start, I’d like to propose a toast to the following.

Happy One Year Anniversary, Trekaroo!

1. The Trekaroo Community

Cheers to all of you for all your

ADVICE – you guys wrote thousands and thousands of super helpful reviews

HEART – In the wake of the Haiti earthquake, you all rallied together and worked to donate $3000 as a community to Compassion International’s Haiti Relief Fund

and HUMOR – Some of your stories from the road were hilarious.  This conversation about when it’s okay to pee on a tree is priceless .

Our dream was to create a place for parents to dish out the real deal on kid spots around the country and we love to be a part of this great community. From all your rants and raves, Trekaroo is now covering over 9K activities and over 33K hotels and 90 destinations across 12 states & the District of Columbia. Your travel-savvy tips and photos have caught the attention of the folks at DailyCandyKids, LATimes, NYTimes, CNBC, iVillage, Kaboose, and more.

2. Our Partners

We’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing people over the past year. From our accountants (Vince, Stacey, Kim), our licensing partner (GPP-Gail), our lawyer (the other Esther) to our PR experts (Julie, Steph, Danielle), our brand goddess (Joyce and Alice Q), our design consultants (Stephanie, Fernando and George), our engineering consultants (Internaut, Axis Partners, Chad), our numerous writers and bloggers (Lydie, Catherine, Kate, Eunice, Spencer, Megan), and of course our investors and advisors. Without all of you, Trekaroo wouldn’t exist either because we had forgotten to pay our taxes or the website would have blown up because I pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del by accident and didn’t have a back-up copy on tap.

3. The Trekaroo team

Cheers to the gallons of midnight oil that you burn as we slog it out in basements, coffee shops, and home offices to make it all happen. Thanks for being able to laugh and sometimes cry at the reality of launching Trekaroo in unequivocally the worst economy ever.

Happy Anniversary,

Esther, Brennan, and LiLing


About the author

Esther Lee is one of the co-founders of Trekaroo. She is also the mom to a 6 year old boy and 1 year old baby girl.
6 Responses
  1. minnemom

    Here’s hoping the coming years continue to be successful! You’ve got a great thing going and I’m happy to be a tiny part of it.


  2. thelees3

    Linda, you’re so sweet and you’re a huge part of what we’re doing. Thanks so much for all the support. I’m still trying to catch up to you in terms of reviews!

  3. Sharlene

    Happy Anniversary! You have a great thing going and I look forward to finding more great things on your website in 2010!

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