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?
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.
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.
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.