Do You trekaroo?

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Do you trekaroo? It’s a wonderful website designed to give parents and families honest reviews about hotels, restaurants and activities.

Are you afraid to take your young kids on vacation? Are your teens rolling their eyes at the thought of unplugging? Do you bite your nails at the thought of leaving the comfort of your own home?

You can trust trekaroo. The reviews are written by a community of parents and families. The more, the merrier! More popular attractions have many reviews; or you can be the first!

It’s so helpful to read from someone else who’s “been there, done that”. Let’s face it, Captain Hook knows how to steer a ship, but would you want him planning your tea party? Or would you take advice on how to put young children to sleep in a strange bed, from an old maid? Sure, sometimes. But on a regular basis? I’d rather make a well-informed decision.

My friend Naomi introduced me to trekaroo last fall. She won a trip to Las Vegas for her family. Las Vegas! Did you ever think of Vegas as that family-friendly? Well, people on trekaroo do! They know all the in’s and out’s for children of all ages to have fun without being exposed to the adults-only content.

Oh, yeah. And they have great giveaways, too. Like a trip to Vegas. Or bicycle-strollers. Or kids’ backyard wilderness playsets. How fun is that?

So of course I signed on to read the reviews. And last week I started to post my own. The first two were abridged from reviews here on Frankly, My Dear… but earlier today I ventured to be the first to review a local restaurant.

trekaroo has already said I have “superoo” potential. In their own words, “Trekaroo Superoos are parents with unique characteristics who are able to see the humor amidst the challenges of traveling with their offspring. In fact, they thrive best when exploring and trail blazing with their pack. They are our biggest contributors and eager to help. Superoos inspire other family travelers through the stories they tell, the tips they share, and their insightful recommendations.”

They select their Superoos once a year, usually in the spring. I’ve already got my eyes set on that emblem, and they’ve already got their eyes set on me. But even if they didn’t, I’d still want to be an active community member.

Because I obviously enjoy sharing stories. And I like the idea of families helping families have family-friendly experiences.

Do you trekaroo?

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Click here to view my trekaroo passport.

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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8 thoughts on “Do You trekaroo?

    • Thanks for the comment, Ann! I’m so thrilled. I’ve started checking them every day for even local sites like restaurants, etc. It’s also a great way to connect with other families. It will be fun to plan family gatherings and reunions in the future!
      Molly Jo recently posted..Do You trekaroo?My Profile

  1. So glad to have your reviews coming up on Trekaroo! I remember my first review as the first reviewer… and I still enjoy reading and writing them! You hit the nail on the head on how great it is.

    • Thanks, Michelle! I held back initially, thinking as a single mom with a teen daughter, I wouldn’t have much to contribute. But I was wrong. And it’s such an amazingly easy-to-navigate, fun website. I’m so glad you “approve” of this review, and the ones I post on trekaroo. I often find myself thinking, “Where can I go today to review?”
      Molly Jo recently posted..Do You trekaroo?My Profile

  2. Hi Molly Jo-

    Thank you so much for such a great post about Trekaroo. We are built on the enthusiasm of parents just like you and take pride in our commitment to travel with kids. Yes, it is harder to travel with children than without but seeing my own children grow and experience so much through travel tells me that all of my efforts are 100% worth it. We hope to become a resource for parents taking big trips or just getting the inside scoop about things to do around town.

    I would love for you to send me a link to your Trekaroo passport so I can put a name with the Trekaroo member ID? I want to be sure to keep you towards the top of the potential Superoo list if you reviews are as great as your writing on this blog.

    Best,

    Sharlene Earnshaw
    Trekaroo Editor in Chief
    Sharlene recently posted..Five Fun Things to do with Kids in Baltimore’s Inner HarborMy Profile

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