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girl and giant tortoise in galapagos August 5, 2020

11 Reasons Why the Galapagos Islands are a Favorite for Kids and Adults

Did you know that 97% of the Galapagos Islands are a national park? Snorkel around mangroves teeming with marine life. Explore the stunning, sandy beaches of Isabela Island. Bike, kayak, surf and hike the amazing coasts and volcanic calderas. We’ve been coming back to the Galapagos Islands since 1998 for a good reason: this hidden…

July 8, 2020

5 Popular International Family Vacation Ideas for Kids and Adults

If you’re starting to plan your next family vacation, we’ve got you covered with ideas and inspiration. The world is filled with amazing, off-the-beaten-path spots, perfect for kid friendly vacations. Kayak and canoe the sandy shorelines in the Pacific, bake Florentine pizza in Italy and hike Peru’s Sacred Valley around Machu Picchu. No matter where…

July 2, 2020

How Do Other Countries Celebrate their Independence?

It’s a strange time to celebrate anything, but many of us are looking forward to family time and fireworks this weekend. What a surprise it is to discover these traditions aren’t specific to just one country. They’re a common part of Independence Day festivities around the world! We may live in different nations, but we…

May 29, 2020

The 4 Best Places for Family Travel in 2021

Families are traveling differently in 2021. For many, that means going off-the-beaten-path for active travel and picture-perfect memories. Because so many of them are getting ahead of the trend, we’re seeing our international trips for next year starting to fill up and sell out. We want to make sure you don’t miss out! Here are…

March 16, 2020

¡Pura Vida! 6 Best Activities for a Family Trip in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the happiest place on Earth, according to the New Economics Foundation’s Happy Planet Index. We’re not surprised: the green landscapes, laid-back beaches, fantasy-like creatures and welcoming people make it a stunning place to take it easy. Costa Ricans even have a name for this brand of happier, slower-paced living: pura vida. Translating…

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