Category: Costa Rica

Stop in Squamish for Family Friendly activities and restaurants

Whistler with kids and a fun place to see eagles and eat along the way

January 4, 2018

When I was a kid, I grew up in a small Vancouver suburb and we used to be able to drive to Whistler and back for a day trip.  We had our favorite places to eat, like Ingrid’s which is still in Whistler, and we would always stop at the McDonald’s in Squamish along the […]

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Memorable stay in Costa Rica (Arenal Observatory Lodge)

May 16, 2013

If you are looking for an amazing affordable place to stay in Cost Rica, the Arenal Observatory Lodge is a place we’ve been twice and we we totally fell in love with it each time.  The first time we went it was years ago when Arenal still roared through the night with explosions.  We were […]

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An unconventional breakfast (San Isidro, Costa Rica)

January 19, 2013

Years ago, my pregnant self would never have imagined anyone would ever be able say to my kids “so you know how to collect eggs?” and have them answer “yes!” but something about having two boys who love adventure changed everything. Thanks to Farmer Jayne at Kelsey Creek Farm in Bellevue (two years ago we […]

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visiting the sloth sanctuary where you can see sloths with kids in costa rica

Sloth hugging and some of my favorite things in Costa Rica

November 9, 2012

The hubby and I finally sat down to look at the last half of our Costa Rica trip (from AUGUST!) and I fell in love all over again.  Looking back at this trip, I think it is still one of the trips I will remember for my lifetime and it’s one I’ll always think about […]

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Where does chocolate come from? (Tirimbina Biological Reserve, Costa Rica with kids)

September 14, 2012

Ever since the Theo Chocolate Factory moved a twenty minute walk from our house in our old neighborhood, I’ve been dying to see where chocolate comes from.  We went on many tours and each time the guide told us about cocoa pods and how they would just hang off trees and how the insides were […]

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Just close your eyes and jump; zip-lining with kids in Costa Rica

August 24, 2012

I told the hubby when we booked our trip to Costa Rica, that we wouldn’t go zip-lining with the kids.  I even remember saying, “Whatever we do, we are NOT going zip-lining!!!”  I was worried that it would be dangerous, that they were too young; that I would get stuck somewhere on a line in […]

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Trainforest (Monteverde, Costa Rica)

Trainforest (Monteverde, Costa Rica)

August 19, 2012

I don’t know why I showed the kids this video on youtube but I did and then going on the Monteverde Rain Forest train became a must do on the duo’s Costa Rica adventure list. I couldn’t find much information on what this tour would be like and after taking the guys on trains all […]

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