Their bags are packed, the sunburned skin has healed (although it’s still peeling) and the Castenadas are ready to go home to Iowa. We’ve had an incredible week of fun, but their flight doesn’t take off until 4pm and it’d be a shame to spend the day just waiting for a flight. After all, we [...]
If you’ve read a few of our posts you know that we travel and do many adventures with our children. How many of you think that traveling with kids is tough? We slow travel this globe with a 3 & 1 year old and can definitively say that traveling with children is not hard. But, [...]
We met a mermaid in Hopkins. She had glorious black skin, truthful eyes and a playful nature. She jumped in and out of the water effortlessly – like nature had intended her to do. She danced in the ocean, splashing brilliant Caribbean water into the air. When she surfaced, the sparkles of water droplets beaded [...]
I am going to tell you about our time in Hopkins, despite what I said in my last post. We’re not sure what it was about this town that made it so special to us. Perhaps we were just on the same frequency or we were craving its authentic vibe, but something captured and held [...]
We’ve been wanting to explore more of the mainland in Belize for a while now but had not made it off the island yet. Then we got word of a Christmas Day airfare sale – $25 BZ (that’s $12.50 US) flight segments to anywhere they fly. But, where do we go? As far as possible.
Ambergris Caye is one of the largest, most visited islands in Belize. Most adults visit the island for the incredible diving and snorkeling that the Belize Barrier Reef offers, but what about activities for children, especially little kids? We’ve have lived here for 2 months with our 3 and 1 year old and have a [...]
I like superstitions. There is something fun and magical about them. I’d like to think that the creative energy that propels this wonderful world likes to play fun games with us. I really wanted to believe this one. It would mean a lot of changes for our family and a new-found independence.
Going on vacation to Costa Rica with children under 5 years old doesn’t mean that you’ll be sequestered to only ‘kids stuff’. We have lived in Costa Rica for over 1 1/2 years with our children (ages 3 and 1) and feel like we are the experts on places to go in Costa Rica with [...]