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  • Where To Eat In Jaco Costa Rica

    We love Jaco beach in Costa Rica for so many reasons- it's super close to San Jose. We have our all-time favorite accommodations there, and there is so much to do.…

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    Casa Bonita Denver – What’s It Really Like?

    Casa Bonita has been delighting families for years. The Mexican themed restaurant and family entertainment destination located in Denver has been named as one of the nation's top 10 roadside attractions…

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    What Is Christmas in Color Anyway?

    This year we rounded up 18 Things To Do With Kids In Denver For Christmas  (our favorite holiday!) One of the activities we got to experience was Christmas In Color.  I hadn't…

  • Disney Grand Californian Resort and Spa

    When looking for accommodations at Disneyland, Disney Grand Californian Resort and Spa is a great place to stay! Offering a private entrance to California Adventure (hello toddler naps!), an extra Magic…

  • We've rounded up five heathy and delicious road trip snacks the whole family will enjoy!

    5 Healthy Road Trip Snacks- Family Travel

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #HarvestSnapsLove #HarvestSnapsVeggieCrisps #HarvestSnapsGoodness We’ve rounded up five heathy and delicious road trip snacks…

  • The perfect family hotel near the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna Costa Rica isVolcano Lodge and Springs! A mid-priced hotel that caters to families- delicious continental breakfast, gorgeous volcano views, multiple hot springs and cold pools and beautifully groomed walking trails.

    Volcano Lodge And Springs- La Fortuna Costa Rica

    The perfect family hotel near the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna Costa Rica isVolcano Lodge and Springs! A mid-priced hotel that caters to families- delicious continental breakfast, gorgeous volcano views, multiple…

  • 5 Visitor Tips Water World Denver

    5 Visitor Tips Water World Denver

    Five reasons to visit Water World Denver, the largest community owned water park in the US, and a perfect place to take young children! We got to spend all day enjoying…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • Immigration is the S****

    We recently flew with our girls to Costa Rica to visit my husband’s family, (check out our packing tips here!), and of course the trip was amazing.  When we came back…