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Zen Mama with her baby.

Visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest is a lush forest sanctuary of nature right in the heart of Ubud. It’s hard to miss and provides a nice break from Ubud shopping and dodging motorbikes. We visited it our first week here and recommend it for adults and children. The Monkeys The obvious attraction to this forest for visitors is […]

Mayan human sacrifice skull located on a ledge of the cave

What do Oranges, Mennonites & Caves have in Common?

Answer: They are all found in the diversity of the Cayo District of Belize. The Cayo district in Belize is full of an incredible mix of history, culture and sites to explore. Today we delved into the Mayan underworld at Barton Creek Cave. But to get to the Barton Creek Cave, we drove past beautiful […]

"The Pipe" - where you wash dishes, do laundry, bathe, rinse muddy boots...

If I lived in a Mayan Village, I’d change…

After spending four days living with a Mayan family, there are a few things that I’d change if I lived there. Keeping in mind that I still want to be true to the Mayan spirit of living simply in harmony with nature. These small changes would make my life a little more efficient (we westerners […]

Our Mayan Homestay Home

What to expect: Mayan Village Homestay in Belize

When you hear the word village, what do you think of? Do you picture thatched huts with dirt floors? No indoor plumbing, electricity, or communication with the outside world? Naked children running around and no cars? That is what our family experienced during our 4 day Mayan home-stay in Belize…and you can too! It’s a […]

6 hours on a bus sometimes looks like this

Journey to the Mayan Village

It’s 2012, the famed year of the Maya when the current Mayan calendar ends.  There is a large population of Maya in Belize, so it is appropriate that we would get to visit an authentic Mayan village in 2012. We deliberately did not read about Mayan life, history or much of anything.  We wanted to experience […]

Adventures in the Osa Peninsula

On our second day of adventure, Mario took us on a hike through the jungle, along the beach, and to a river where we were met by a gentleman in a canoe who took us across the river to his place. His name was Ricardo, an amazing man who has a personal sea turtle rescue […]

Primary Rainforest - Corcovado

Hiking in Corcovado National Park

Hiking in the Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica was awesome.  The boat picked us up at 7:30 am and whisked us past some of the most virgin coastline I have ever seen.  As beautiful as the beaches and jungle were, I had a hard time keeping my eyes on the coast.  October is Whale […]

Getting to the Osa Peninsula Costa Rica

We’ve traveled all over Costa Rica and have seen a lot of rainforest.  So we were wondering how is this one going to be different?  To find out, we took a trip with our friends, The Pearce Family.  Both of us are digitally nomadic families that have lived in Costa Rica for the past 1 […]