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 - A Baby's Memory

A Baby’s Memory and Why Travel Matters

How much does a baby actually remember? Somewhere in a baby’s memory bank are there experiences from infancy that will somehow feel familiar one day, but they won’t know why? Or are our little one’s memories fleeting soon after they happen? I tend to think it’s the former. Recently a friend made a comment about…

Parenthood and Passports - Traveling makes kids smarter

Traveling Makes Children Smarter

Our daughter is only 15 months old, so it might be a bit premature to call her a “genius”, but I’m fairly certain she is going to be one smart cookie. No, she isn’t reciting Shakespearean sonnets quite yet, in fact she really only has about five words in her vocabulary, and that’s if you…

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

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…