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  • 6 Simple Tips Clearing US Customs

    6 Tips For Clearing US Customs and Immigration

    5 Tips For Clearing US Customs and Immigration- through the story of one Costa Rican couple’s failure to clear US Customs and Immigration- and how it’s legal to search cell phones…

  • Adventure Inn Family Hotel Costa Rica

    Adventure Inn Costa Rica Airport Hotel

    The Adventure Inn Costa Rica airport hotel is just minutes from the SJO airport with free transportation and complimentary breakfast- perfect for any traveler! Receive 10% off your booking at Adventure…

  • Best Healthy Travel Snacks

    Healthy Travel Snacks For The Plane

    When it’s time for a family trip, there is nothing more important than keeping in mind the best healthy travel snacks. Whether you pack snacks for sustenance or entertainment- healthy travel…

  • Family Hot Springs Costa Rica

    Kalambú Hot Springs Review

    Kalambú Hot Springs near La Fortuna de Arenal in Costa Rica is the perfect destination for families wanting to have fun and enjoy the health benefits of volcanic hot springs. The…

  • How To Get Southwest Companion Pass

    Southwest Companion Pass

    The Southwest Companion Pass allows you to purchase a ticket and fly free with a companion for up to two years. Here’s how to get the Southwest Companion Pass. I’d excited…

  • Costa Rica With Kids Should I Take A Stroller

    Should I Take a Stroller to Costa Rica?

    When traveling with young kids to Costa Rica it can be hard to decide- should I take a stroller to Costa Rica? This article will help you make the decision by…

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    Leadville Colorado Day Trip

    Leadville, Colorado is a super fun day trip from Denver- and a great travel destination for families with young children. Last weekend we had the opportunity to test drive the all…

  • What To Pack Balloon Fiesta

    What to Pack – Balloon Fiesta Family Travel

    The Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque is a must-visit travel destination for families with young children- but it’s important to be prepared. Here’s a simple list of what to pack. We spent…

  • Winter Emergency Car Kit Tutorial

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WeatherProven #CollectiveBias Winter doesn’t mess around- and neither should you. A simple tutorial for…

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    Steamboat Grand Hotel Review

    Growing up I visited Steamboat Springs often with my family and for church ski trips. I have the best memories of summer in Steamboat- biking, hiking, and of course soaking in…

  • Hotel Gran Caribe Cancun Review

    Last year we stayed at the Hotel Gran Caribe in Cancun. It was our first trip to Mexico as a family, and we wanted to relax. I had found the hotel…

  • Information for transfers from CAncun Airport to area towns and hotels

    Happy Shuttle Cancun Review

    On our recent family trip to Mexico, we booked our stay at the Gran Palladium Resort and Spa near Tulum. Since the hotel did not provide transportation, we were looking for…

  • Lake Evergreen Colorado

    Living in Colorado is such a blessing! We have so many sunny days, great weather in general, and of course, the awesome opportunity to live near the Rocky Mountains. Our family…

  • Playa Nacascolo Beach Costa Rica

    I’ve been to a LOT of beaches in Costa Rica, and I love to get off the beaten path. So I was surprised to learn, on our most recent visit to…

  • Costa Rica Food Photography

    One of my favorite parts of traveling to Costa Rica is enjoying the amazingly delicious food that is everywhere. From bocas at the local bar to casados on the way to…

  • Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica

    We spent the first part of our 2016 Costa Rica vacation in the region of Playas del Coco, and got to spend several mornings at Playa Ocotal. All of the locals…

  • The Nutcracker- Colorado Ballet

    We have recently become holders of the Denver 5 x 5 card, which allows us access to all kinds of special events for families in Denver. So far, we highly recommend…

  • Denver Zoo Lights With Young Children

    We are so lucky to have been invited to a special Zoo Lights 2016 preview at the Denver Zoo by our friend Katie Thomas from Perry and Co– (a fabulous Denver…

  • Colorado Symphony Family Series

    On Sunday, I got to spend the afternoon with Big Sister at the Colorado Symphony, and we had so much fun! I didn’t know that the Colorado Symphony offers as Family…

  • Best Gifts For Costa Ricans in Costa Rica

    There are many reasons to travel to Costa Rica, but one of the best reasons is to meet and interact with Costa Ricans, often called ticos. Ticos are super laid-back (unless…

  • Saving Money In Costa Rican Restuarants

      It’ s no secret that my absolute favorite thing to do in Costa Rica is EAT – especially in local restaurants. Living in Costa Rica expanded my culinary tastes beyond…

  • Tico-ish Episode #005 – Costa Rica Beaches

    It is downright impossible to think of Costa Rica without thinking of the miles and miles (and miles!) of pristine beaches that cover both coastlines of the country. There are almost…

  • Why We Visit Barceló Resorts

    When we have traveled to Costa Rica with newborn babies, after spending time seeing family in my husband’s hometown, we have jetted off to the Barcelo all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica…

  • Top 5 Costa Rica Beaches For Families

    At Casa Pura Vida, we are beach people. We feel so lucky that we currently live so close to the Rocky Mountains, but in our heart of hearts, we are people…

  • The Hanging Lake hike is one of the most iconic hikes in Colorado.  It's perfectly doable with very young children- as long as you arrive prepared and know what to expect along the way. Our top tips for hiking Hanging Lake as a family. #colorado #coloradotravel #familytravel #tmom #traveltips #roadtrip #scenicdrive #mkbkids #TMOM

    Hanging Lake Hike With Kids

    The Hanging Lake hike is one of the most iconic hikes in Colorado.  It’s perfectly doable with very young children- as long as you arrive prepared and know what to expect…

  • Tico-ish Episode #001 – Our Fate Is Sealed

    Childhood small-town USA friends who married people from the same small town in Costa Rica? Yep, that’s Christa and Ryan, here to tell outsiders looking in what it’s like to be…

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