Family Travel


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 …
Heading to open waters
Heading to open waters The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.  - Jacques-Yves Cousteau Nestled between the Baja California Peninsula and mainland Mexico is …
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 …
A family walks the beach in La Paz
Aaron and the kids, Gabs, Samuel & Faye, strolling the boardwalk in La Paz, Baja -- while I hang back with the camera to capture the cuteness. The boardwalk in La Paz's Malecon district is ideal …
My son with the turtle
A sea turtle meets a Samuel on Baja's Magdalena Bay Turtle monitoring begins! The camp buzzed with energy. The turtle monitoring was a much anticipated highlight of our Baja camping adventure …
Kayaking Baja
Charo, Faye & I paddle through the mangroves of Magdalena Bay. (OK, OK, to be fair, Charo did most of the paddling.) We were in our kayaks by 11:00 am. Paddle-talk included insight from our …
Taking in the view from our beach-side bedroom on Baja's Magdalena Bay. The roadside Ranchero's decor showcases intricate hand-crafted saddles, as well as a hodge-podge of attic-items including …
Family kayaking fun in the Sea of Cortez
The family that sea kayaks together, stays together. It was by lucky circumstance that our guide, Pedro, was joining us for more of our Mexico travels and we were delighted to have his …
Faye enjoys some playtime after our private picnic lunch on Baja's Espiritu Santo We had a solid sleep after yesterday's long day of travel & transfers. Everyone rose bright-eyed and we were …
5 bags, 3 kids, 2 parents, 1 yoga mat, 2 life jackets, 5 sets of snorkeling gear, 11 days of camping gear ... and a partridge in a pear tree -- the Conways are finally Baja bound! The Conway …
Sea turtle monitoring
National Geographic Adventure picks Baja Sea Turtle Conservation tour as a Top 10 Trip that Gives Back In its Top 10 Adventure Trips that Give Back, National Geographic Adventure features one of …
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 …