Parenthood and Passports - Tikal with a baby or toddler

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,…

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 - 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 last month 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…

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…

Parenthood and Passports - Mayan Ruins

Mayan Ruins near Belize

Belize has some of the most impressive and well preserved Mayan ruins in the world. Caracol, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech are three of the best known Mayan ruins in the Cayo District of Belize. But if you want to experience the mecca of Mayan culture, I would recommend making the trek into Guatemala to visit…

Parenthood and Passports - plane tickets booked

Plane tickets booked!

You know that feeling you get when you finally book your plane tickets to somewhere you’ve never been? Sure, you may have been talking about your upcoming trip for weeks, or maybe even months, but it doesn’t actually become real until your plane tickets have been purchased and paid for. Once you get that confirmation…

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