Parenthood and Passports - Apartment or Hotel

Apartment or Hotel? Benefits to an apartment when traveling

When I was in my 20s, I would have never thought about renting an apartment when traveling. This was before the days of Air B&B, so just finding an apartment to rent took extra effort. It was effort I wasn’t willing to put forth, and truthfully, an apartment seemed like a waste of money. Hotels…

Parenthood and Passports - Traveler or Tourist

Traveler or tourist? Why you should be both

There seems to be a debate brewing among travelers on the topic of tourism. Nowadays, the word “tourist” has somehow developed a negative connotation. In fact, in many circles, particularly among those who write about travel, if you call someone a tourist, it’s perceived as an insult. “Tourist” has almost become a dirty word. Personally, I…

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Rio Frio Cave

Rio Frio Cave is located inside the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. From the town of San Ignacio it will likely take you about one hour. Most of the road is unpaved and rather bumpy. Cost to Enter Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is free to enter, although they ask that you make a small donation…

Parenthood and Passports - San Ignacio Belize

San Ignacio

San Ignacio will give you a true Belizean experienced. From the food to the rugged lodging, you will get a real look at the culture and the way of life in western Belize. Although the small town draws its fair share of tourism, it does not have a touristy feel at all. In the jungle…

Canadian Side

The Canadian side offers you a view of the falls that you simply cannot get from the states. You can get much closer to the Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian side, which are the largest, prettiest and the most powerful of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. At night, the falls are illuminated…

Parenthood and Passports - Niagara Falls American side

American side

The area surrounding the American side of Niagara Falls leaves a lot to be desired. It appears run down and poorly laid out. This became even more obvious the minute I crossed into Canada and saw the hotels, restaurants and entertainment options available. Cave of the Winds at Niagara Falls – American Side With that…

Parenthood and Passports - Niagara Falls Canadian side

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of those tourist destinations that children in the United States learn about in school. Growing up, you read historical accounts of crazy adventurous people going over the falls in a wooden barrel, or suicidal people choosing to end their life by leaping from the side into the mist below. So, as an American, the…

Parenthood and Passports - Niagara Falls Canadian side

Niagara Falls: American vs Canadian side

Niagara Falls is one of those tourist destinations that children in the United States learn about in school. Growing up, you read historical accounts of crazy adventurous people going over the falls in a wooden barrel, or suicidal people choosing to end their life by leaping from the side into the mist below. So, as an American, the…

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