Traveling with kids is certainly different than it was before I became a parent, but one doesn’t have to limit oneself to Theme Parks and chicken nuggets. You can experience new places, travel to exotic locales and integrate, even more, into the local scene with kids in tow.
It’s great to get tips from other parents who love to travel with their brood. Many parents do this informally with their parenting groups or extended circle of friends. I am constantly swapping links, information and stories with other parents wanting to take their kids traveling. A new site called trekaroo.com offers an interactive experience for traveling parents.
At first, the name made me think of some kind of Australian outback adventure, but the site offers much more than a marsupial-inspired journey. You can share tips, ask questions, upload photos, rate destinations, follow a blog and become part of a community of fellow family travelers. The site was just launched on Thanksgiving Day by a group of parents living in Pacifica, California.