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A Costa Rica Family Vacation with Intrepid Travel

  • July 16, 2019

A Costa Rica family vacation is a must do for those who love nature, animals and adventure. For outdoor families like ours, there is no better destination, especially when you have a nature obsessed kid!  Having been to Costa Rica…

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The Best Gamboa Tours with 9 North Panama

  • January 11, 2019

One of the best places to visit in Panama is the Gamboa rainforest along the Panama Canal. There are many Gamboa tours offered from Panama City, as well as through the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, but the best tour in Gamboa…

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Learn Spanish in Panama with Habla Ya

  • December 7, 2018

The main focus of our 6 week journey through Central America was to take Spanish classes throughout the region. After a few weeks of taking spanish classes in Guatemala, we headed to further south to learn Spanish in Panama with Habla…

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Luxurious Nature Hotel in Flores Guatemala

  • December 4, 2018

After almost 3 weeks in Guatemala exploring by bus, tuk tuk and our own two feet, we were looking for a luxurious retreat to end our trip. In my search I happened upon Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, located just outside…

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Best Restaurants in Antigua Guatemala

  • November 26, 2018

Antigua Guatemala is known for its cobblestone streets and looming volcanos. This UNESCO Cultural Heritage site is one of the best places to visit in Central America. For a small town, Antigua seems to have an unlimited amount of places…

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The Best Spanish Schools in Guatemala

  • November 19, 2018

Guatemala is one of the best places to visit if you want to learn to speak Spanish. This beautiful Central American country is full of unique experiences that not only help you with your Spanish, but can also provide full…

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Velas Vallarta – All Inclusive Family Luxury

  • March 19, 2018

My yearly tradition of getting away for my birthday was almost thwarted this year with my Palace on Wheels train journey through Rajasthan being so close to my birthday.  But...Los Angeles was unseasonably cold and I couldn't let my birthday…

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Monteverde Itinerary & Guide

  • May 12, 2017

Straddling the Continental Divide in the mountains of Costa Rica is Monteverde, one of the country's top tourist destinations. In English, that translates to green mountain. And green it is! There is an almost always present layer of moisture in the…

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Arenal or Monteverde? Which is better?

  • April 24, 2017

Planning a trip to Costa Rica is a bit of a challenge considering how much there is to do, not in just one area, but in every region of the country. Many visitors opt for in-land adventure activities followed by time…

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Children’s Books on Costa Rica

  • February 23, 2017

One of the best ways to armchair family travel is by reading books based in different locations. As a family, we love reading books that teach us about different cultures and traditions around the world, especially when we are not traveling.…

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Where To Go in Nicaragua

  • March 7, 2016

Nicaragua is high on my travel to do list (well what isn't really?). When a friend took off with her husband and 20 month old son for a 2 week trip, I was captivated by their adventures! I loved following…

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Family Fun at Xcaret in the Riviera Maya

  • June 9, 2015

One of our most memorable days during our visit to the Riviera Maya region of Mexico was our last minute trip to Xcaret (ish-car-et). Skeptical, but lured in by the advertisements, we weren't sure how we felt about spending our last day at a cheesy Disneyeque…

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