Parenthood and Passports - Driving across the Belize Guatemala border

Driving across the Belize/Guatemala border

Border crossings can be a bit confusing, especially when it comes to this part of the world. Unlike the EU, crossing into another country in the Americas is a process… sometimes a quite lengthy one. As English speakers, who only know survival Spanish, crossing the Belize/Guatemala border added another layer of difficulty with the language…

Parenthood and Passports - Why Every Family should travel off the grid

Why Every Family Should Go off the Grid

It is no secret that we are a society obsessed with technology. I read a sad statistic the other day that the average smartphone user touches his/her phone 2,617 times a day. Granted, the researchers who conducted the study counted every tap, swipe or click individually. But still, those 2,617 touches added up to 145…

Parenthood and Passports - Guatemala with a baby or toddler

Our tiny, blonde celebrity

As a mom, I’ve always thought my daughter was the coolest kid on the planet. But when we took our toe-headed toddler to the lesser-traveled region of eastern Guatemala, I realized I may actually be right. While we were in Belize, we made the trek into Guatemala to visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal.…

Parenthood and Passports - Weird things you'll see in Belize and Guatemala

Weird Things You’ll See In Belize and Guatemala

To say life in Belize and Guatemala is different than it is in the United States would be somewhat of an understatement. America may share the same continent as these two countries, but that’s basically where the similarities end. Life moves at a slower pace in this part of Central America. It’s somewhat primitive and…

Passports - What to do if you leave something on a plane

What to do if you leave something on a plane

I know exactly how you’re feeling right now. You return home from a trip, start unpacking your luggage and carry-on bag and realize something is missing. Usually, it’s an iPad, a phone, or a camera; something relatively expensive and very important to you. Other times it is something important but not quite as valuable: your…