Family Travel


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 …
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 …
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 …