Here is the full “Costa Rica with kids” itinerary roundup. We name names and link links. Bugs, snakes, monkeys, jungles, beaches. What more could a little kid want from Costa Rica?
Spanish Phrases for Cuba: Language Post-its
Below are some Spanish phrases that we wanted to practice before going to Cuba. Similar to what we’ve done for previous trips, Beija and I sat down to create post-it notes of important (clarification of this word below) Spanish phrases and then to post them throughout the house.
8 ways to deepen travel connections
Do you ever feel distant from the real (insert place name here) when you are traveling? Like a tourist rather than a traveler? Deepening your travel connections to people will make all the difference. As an introvert, I often feel like I am on the outside of the action, but doing some of these things has made a huge difference. Human beings are wired to connect with one another, creating social, emotional, and even physical, well-being.
Work kid-passions into the itinerary
If your kids are anything like Beija, “I’m bored” is a frequent statement. Traditional cultural experiences like museums, walking tours, etc. are ok for about thirty minutes and then… she’s bored. This can turn a vacation that I’m excited about into a drag. I make sure that our travel program includes things that Beija LOVES between things that I want to do. For her it is cats, swimming pools, ice cream, and horses.