Parenthood and Passports - Guatemala

Guatemala with kids

Guatemala is one of the lesser visited Central American countries, but tourism is now a growing industry. Although it is the most populated country in Central America, it is still one of the poorest. Unlike it’s neighbors to the north and east, Mexico and Belize, tourism has not been a major income source for Guatemala…

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Visiting Tikal with a baby or toddler

Tikal is a phenomenal park, but for many families with small children visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site seems intimidating. Perhaps it’s the sheer amount of walking and climbing. Maybe it’s the journey into Guatemala. Or possibly the thought of spending hours in the hot Central American sun with a little one in tow. But,…

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Driving across the Belize/Guatemala border

Border crossings can be a bit confusing, especially when it comes to Central America. Unlike in the European Union, crossing into another country in the Americas is a process… sometimes a lengthy one.  But that didn’t stop us from renting a car in Belize and making the trek into Guatemala. Prior to crossing the Belize/Guatemala…

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Is it safe to drive in Costa Rica?

Renting a car and driving in Costa Rica is one of the best ways to see the different regions of the country. From the beaches in Guanacaste to the Monteverde cloud forest and the Arenal rainforest, the country’s landscape, climate, and topography can change drastically from one area to another. If you want to rent…

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Planning a toddler-friendly trip to Belize

My husband and I have always been extremely active people. Prior to children, a beach vacation never actually involved relaxing on the beach. We love to jet ski, snorkel, boat, hike, and explore. In fact, we’ve always gone exploring to the extreme in whatever island or coastal country we happened to visit. So planning a…