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The Natural Side of the Czech Republic: Off the Beaten Path Europe with Kids

Since visiting Krakow, Poland over a decade ago, the nearby Central European city of Prague in the Czech Republic has been on my personal bucket list. Both cities have castles and fairy-tale like towers rising high above busy market squares where sweet regional treats are sold out of tented stands. However, as I planned our...
Sulfer Banks at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Best Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with Kids

From red-hot calderas to smoking craters, oozing lava flows to blackened lava fields, smelly steam vents to surreal sulfur banks, and seven (yes, seven!) unique ecological zones spanning the sea-level to nearly 14,000 feet, exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an absolute must for families heading to the big island of Hawaii. We visited the park...

Iceland with Kids: Taking Advantage of Stopover Flights from Reykjavik

Until recently, I had never seriously considered traveling to Iceland. I’ve walked on glaciers before in Alaska – spotted puffins too. And, I’ve taken my kids to Yellowstone to see the Old Faithful geyser erupt. I didn’t feel the need to cross the Atlantic to see glaciers, puffins, or geysers. However, as a photographer and...

North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Bryson City with Kids

America’s National Parks are one of my favorite places to vacation and explore with my family. However, despite a brief visit on a summer road trip in college, I had never quite understood why Great Smoky Mountains National Park draws so many visitors each year. The Appalachian Mountains run from Georgia to Maine — what...

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. Pacuare Lodge and...

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...
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