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A Christmas Tree cutting tradition.

For our family, the Thanksgiving holiday marks the beginning of the Christmas season.  As soon as the turkey has been eaten, we’re planning our trip to the Christmas Tree Farm to choose and cut down a tree for our living room.  It is a tradition that our whole family enjoys and looks forward to each […]

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Mommy "Going" Meets Mommy "BeenHere"

When planning any trip, even if information about the destination you’re planning to explore is readily available, there is nothing like being able to sit down with someone who’s been there for some road-tested tips. We’re building Trekaroo to connect families who’ve been there with families who are going. Trekaroo is beyond a travel guide! […]

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Onward to a public alpha

We’ll be launching a public alpha version of our site in about a week!  When we flip the site on, it will be available for you to join without an invite code.  You will be able to reach the site at http://www.trekaroo.com.  We’ll keep you posted!

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The Man Who Puked Too Much

On the way back from Nashville on a recent business trip, I flew through Los Angeles. After de-boarding our plane, we waited at the gate to board the next plane for our connecting flight. As I waited, Esther was off searching for her cup of fruit. After some time, she returned victorious, and just in […]

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The Learning Doesn't Stop.

There is never a dull moment here at Trekaroo headquarters. It seems that everyday, we are learning about something new, and reading about how best to do something. Andrew and Michael spent the first 3-4 months learning Ruby On Rails from our excellent consultants Internaut Design. Now that they are Ruby On Rails gurus, they’ve […]

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Why Trekaroo?

Brennan and I just got back from a camping trip with our two boys and a group of friends in Yosemite. Ahhhh……we are reminded exactly why families like ours need Trekaroo. Certainly traveling with children is no easy task. Certainly, there will still be those sleepless nights and that feeling of being so encumbered with […]

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Private Alpha – Usability Testing

About a month ago, we released Trekaroo into private alpha with the goal of sending it to a few friends and family to check out the site, provide us with feedback and to start writing reviews. The focus was on acquiring reviews. During this time, we have spent a good amount of time in usability […]

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Reflections on starting a startup

…insanely dangerous and wonderfully exciting… Surprisingly enough, even though we are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we only know a handful of personal friends who have actually taken the plunge and started a company of their own. I suppose we are surrounded by a lot of people who think it’s cool and dream […]

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