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A Costa Rica Family Tour: Arenal to Tortuguero

Costa Rica is widely known as a safe and popular destination for families. Its jungles, beaches, cloud forests and volcanoes are full of experiences that are accessible yet remote enough to satisfy adventurous travelers. Keith and Blythe Nilsson have lived and backpacked extensively throughout Asia and are no strangers to adventure travel. However, a few…

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Best Itinerary for a Costa Rica Family Vacation

If you are dreaming of a trip where you “do” with your kids instead of supervising them, Costa Rica is the ultimate participatory family adventure travel vacation. Don’t let the word “adventure” scare you, Costa Rica with kids doesn’t need to be all thrills, or all animals, or all beach for that matter – you can fit a taste of everything into the right itinerary.

Costa Rica is easy to access with two international airports, Liberia and San Jose.

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Happy Travels in 2011, Looking Forward to 2012

Sometimes I wonder how my family fits it all in. Life with a teen and tween is busier than I ever imagined which makes me appreciate our time together traveling even more.

It’s time to explore new places and relax, instead of finishing homework and racing off to swim practice. We’ve been incredibly fortunate to visit some fabulous places this year. And along with great destinations came equally impressive family-friendly hotels and resorts.

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Kids and Costa Rica Kritters

Kids and kritters go hand in hand and can often guarantee a family trip’s success. Lucky for parents, animals are pretty much everywhere. And when I say animals, I’m not talking about just big wow factor animals. My girls have been mesmerized by pandas in China, charmed by “sweaters on legs” (also known as sheep) in Northern Ireland and enthralled by snails in France. Yes, snails. Nothing surprises me anymore.

So along comes a trip that is all animals all the time. I expected Costa Rica …