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Costa Rica Vacation. Part 2: Planning Tips

We FELL IN LOVE with Costa Rica during our recent family vacations and here is why:   √  Uncrowded ocean beaches √  Warm weather year-round √  Unusual flora and fauna- easily accessible for exploration via paved trails and hanging bridges at the parks √  Natural hot springs √  abundance of flavorful tropical fruits √  Teen …

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Practical tips for planning family European road trip: where to start, what worked and what we would change

Lessons from the Road: Planning a Family European Road Trip

I recently told you about our  15-day European road trip itinerary through Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace (France). I love  the flexibility and excitement of all the possibilities that come with road trips. We traveled with our 2 kids (ages 6 and 16), and – if the stops are chosen carefully, I believe that road tripping is easier …

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Why We Took Our Kids to Vegas (and should you?). TOP 10 FAMILY FAVORITES.

When we told people we were taking our kids to Vegas we got more than a few raised eyebrows (and even a couple of direct reproaches).  The truth is we do not really consider Las Vegas a family vacation DESTINATION per se, (and not the one we would cross the ocean or even  the United …

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Practical tips for planning you first visit to Yosemite

10 Family Friendly Tips for Planning Your First Visit to Yosemite

POST-COVID UPDATE: CHECK OUT NEW RESERVATION REQUIREMENTS, INCLUDING DAY USE RESERVATIONS HERE. UPDATE: Since we visited, Curry Village has been renamed to Half Dome Village With its 800 miles of hiking trails and a total size of 747,956 acres, a visit to Yosemite National Park requires some advance preparation.  Here is a bit of family …

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Winter Beach Break on a Budget: Road Trip to a Caribbean Cruise.

I don’t think I need to explain to my readers from either side of the Atlantic why we  all absolutely NEED middle of winter beach breaks. What I would like to share with you is that it is possible to do it on a budget, at least for those of us who happen to live within a …

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Tips for Multi-generation Family Travel (to Europe or anywhere else)

Spain Together. Planning Tips for Multi Generation Family Travel

Now that you are familiar with our  Spanish itinerary  from my post Spain Together you may appreciate some post-trip planning  wisdom from that journey.   First, the “GOOD-ies”: 6 Advantages of Traveling with  a Small Family Group. 1. You get to hire private tour guides- for the same money.  When you have 4+adults, you could hire your own …

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