A Brief Blog Profile: Trekaroo
by Thomas Hynes
I loved going on vacation as a kid. If I saw a go-kart track or an animal-themed restaurant, I'd make my parents swing the car around. Or at least I'd beg them to do so. If I were choosing back then, I'd opt for accommodations with a swimming pool, and ideally, a slide. (True story: on the first vacation I can remember, I thought a satellite dish was a ride. I was 6.) The point is traveling with kids is a whole other ballgame. And that's where travel blog Trekaroo comes in to play.
Basically, Mardi Gras is a great time, probably. But it's not something you want to go to with your kids. In their own words, Trekaroo "exists to enable families to inspire and equip each other to explore the world." On the site, you'll read about the top 10 things to do in Colorado.... and Alaska, California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Utah, etc. In fact, you can break the site out by state. As of right now, they blog on 15 states and the District of Columbia. But it's expanding all the time.
Plus, the site is user generated. This is a blog for parents by parents. Trekaroo's a very helpful site, but they also have a pretty great philosophy on travel. Travel is more than sunbathing and amusement park rides. Travel bridges the divides between people. It educates and it inspires. Now that they mention it, I can't think of anything better for a family to do.