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Family-Friendly Costa Rica Adventure Travel

Is your family looking for something more besides laying by the pool for your next getaway? How about infusing some adventure into your vacation? Then Costa Rica adventure travel is for you. Beyond surfing (although there is a lot of that), Costa Rica is full of escapades for your next family adventure. Get help with...
Costa Rica Eco Lodges

Costa Rica Eco-lodges: Raising the Bar for Sustainability

I first traveled to Costa Rica 17 years ago as a young, single woman looking for an adventure. Now a mother of two, and ready to bring international travel back into my life, I was more than worried that returning to Costa Rica would be a different experience than my first trip; and not different...

Finca Las Nubes: The Way to Experience Nicaragua with Kids

After reading that Nicaragua was sixth in the Rough Guide’s places to visit in 2017, we wondered how to ideally explore Nicaragua with kids. Could families experience Nicaragua comfortably and safely, or was Nicaragua a budget destination only the most adventurous got to enjoy? The Robertson family of Finca Las Nubes invited our family to...

Service Travel on a Fathom Cruise

Photo by: Bigstock/Christian Baloga On a sweltering hot day in mid-June, my two teen sons and I found ourselves in the heart of a Dominican barrio, elbows-deep in murky tubs of paper pulp. We were on a service travel to the Dominican Republic. Rapid Spanish buzzed around our ears while we tried our best to snag...

Family Fun in Belize

Photo by: Bigstock/Brian K A tropical adventure vacation in beautiful Belize had beckoned me from Instagram photos and Facebook feeds. “Come snorkel in my reefs,” it said. “Come climb my mountains, crawl through my caves, swim in my oceans, and explore my ancient ruins.” After procuring my first passport, my husband and I left the...
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Costa Rica – Venturing Off the Beaten Path with Kids

Costa Rica is officially a hot spot for family travel. Over the past few decades, this much-loved destination has earned its reputation as a leading family travel destination thanks to aggressive protection of the country’s wildlife and ecosystems, miles and miles of pristine beach, and easy access from major gateways around the world. Does it...

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