Family Travel


Check your passports – are they valid for 6 months after your trip date? Begin the process of renewing them or filing for a new passport for your children if necessary. You need to begin this …
Step One Decide on the specific dates and your preferred length of trip. It is beneficial to try to include a one to two day window of flexibility on either end of your ideal dates. Step …
Earlier this year, I had the rare opportunity to travel with my 12-year-old daughter, Gabs, to Costa Rica. Exclusively a mother-daughter trip, all other siblings, husbands, grandparents, friends and …
Feeling the rush of the rapids during a whitewater rafting trip in Costa Rica
Costa Rica's summer-rain means rivers are full & rafting is awesome! Summer's here and it's rainy season in Costa Rica. But while a few rainy afternoons might keep some travelers away, there are …
Riding a donkey at Taullipampa
Our friend Milgros takes her son Bruno trekking in Peru's Ausangate In the recent years, it has become more and more common for border officials to exercise caution when they encounter a child …
Digging for baby sea turtles at the Pacuare Nature Preserve
Leatherback nest found! The Lovato family assists scientists on their turtle patrols at the Pacurare Reserve The Pacuare is located between Costa Rica's coastal lowlands and the country's highest …
Hanging out in the sand with some wildlife
Julia and her mom, Sue, lounging with sea lions in the Galapagos Happy Mother's Day! In celebration of the day's holiday, I thought I'd share one of my favorite mother-daughter trip journals. …
If you are planning to spend a quality time with your family on any of the serene destinations or if you are regular traveller for your business purpose, booking for cost-effective flights could …
I ventured off to Luxeumbourg with my boyfriend for my 23rd birthday in September of 2014. It was only a few hours drive from where we were living and it was the perfect weekend getaway to celebrate …
Germany is such a fun place to be making a positive impact.  My favorite way to tred lightly is to eat sustainably. Buy locally grown food and help preserve their local cultures. Germany has …
If you're looking to start travelling sustainably, the best and fastest way to do so is to start living a backpacking life on a budget. There are so many little aspects to backpacking that make …
India will always hold a special place in my heart - we have a love, hate relationship.  In 2014 I spent one month living in Bangalore, India on an internship working with an organization …
Do I have to choose one time?  For those of you who don't know Canadians, we are known for escaping to the wonderful world of Orlando, Florida during the winter months. Why? I'm not …
Caymen Islands is a relatively small island for the number of tourists who come off of cruise ships on a daily basis. There isn't much to do around the city and there are a lot of local guides …
I was lying on the beach and was approached by a Cuban man who clearly knew the area too well. He was approaching everyone in clear sight and in hiding, and asking if they would like a massage for …
On a journey to explore the most unique places while trekking through this globe sustainably, I have decided to share my stories from the past and present which may help inspire you to do the …
How to Choose the Right Tours While on Vacation Well I can tell you right off the bat, at the age of 16 or 17 I wasn't thinking too much about sustainable travel at the time. However, …
Costa Rica adventures
Buenos Dias, San Jose!  Greeting our first morning in Costa Rica. Wake up call on the Pacuare! After an initial night in San Jose, due to a late flight arrival, we started our journey with a …
Marathon on the Sea Adventurer Our Arctic cruise itinerary has been flexible, adjusting due to rapidly changing ice conditions. We end up with a couple of extra days at sea as we navigate the ice …
Northern bottlenose whale greets our ship! I'm talking with our Arctic cruise expedition leader at the bridge, curious about our progress across the Davis Strait from Greenland to Canada. …
The newest members of the Sissimiut dog sled team This morning we stop in Sisimiut, a picturesque village of colorful homes scattered on the hillside over the town. We walk around the town and visit …
Kittiwakes at the Arctic's Sondrestrom Fjord Today during our Arctic adventure, we explore a glacier in the Sondrestrom Fjord via zodiac. The glacier is an impressive wall of ice. Kittiwakes fly …
First Zodiac to Sea Adventure Today we arrived in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and the start of our mother-daughter Arctic cruise. At nearly 70 degrees, we quickly stripped out of our layers and …
Boy on El Chepe
Travel has become less about the journey and more about the destination. We are all a victim of this paradigm shift! I think "bucket listing" is more and more predominate in our ever …