In Costa Rica wildlife is front and centre of every experience. If you don’t want to leave extraordinary animal encounters to chance read our top tips of where to see wildlife in Costa Rica.
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Family Sabbatical: Volunteering with kids in Costa Rica (Reserva Playa Tortuga)
a washed-up shoe, a Croc, aloft. We were joining the monthly beach clean on Playa Tortuga in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. The beach sits between two river estuaries, perfect crocodile conditions. A part of me was relieved he’d merely picked up a discarded, plastic shoe; but there was a small part of me that was disappointed not to see one of these majestic reptiles. This is what volunteering with kids in Costa Rica looks like.
Family Sabbatical: discovering Uvita with kids
We spent the first week or so of our family sabbatical discovering some of the best things to do in Uvita with kids. Uvita sits on Costa Rica’s Costa Ballena (whale coast). It is known for the spit of land jutting out from the beach which looks like a whale’s tail, as well as forContinue reading “Family Sabbatical: discovering Uvita with kids”
A Family Sabbatical Planning Diary
As a family we set an intention to take the kids on a life-expanding experience. This journey may open up different avenues for them and perhaps affect their future choices as global citizens. You can read our planning story here, including early route ideas. You’ll see the contrast of the building excitement to dealing with the setbacks we faced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As we ready ourselves to leave on 7 April 2021 we hope you’ll join us on our journey and follow along.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Life in Latin America
In Spring 2020 the world shrank as a new coronavirus, Covid-19, made its insidious march across the world. Flights were grounded and borders shut down. In England, from Monday 23 March when our lockdown began, our horizons only stretched as far as where we could walk, run or cycle during our daily exercise. Global neighboursContinue reading “Coronavirus Pandemic: Life in Latin America”
An Autumn Weekend in the Lake District with Kids
The Lake District is beautiful at any time of year, but in the autumn the colours come alive. The green ferns turn to brown and the mountains take on an auburn hue.
Self-catering Holiday Meal Planner
Self-catering holidays are an ideal holiday choice for families with young kids, but you don’t want to be tied to the kitchen stove for hours. So how do you feed the family and have a relaxing holiday while self-catering and without eating out for every meal? Here are our tips to having a relaxing self-catering holiday, including meal plan ideas and recipe hacks.
Cotswolds walking route: Nether Westcote
The Cotswolds are famous for picture-perfect villages, an Instagrammers dream, and rightly so. With its trademark golden stone, well-kept village greens, picturesque hilly streets and foliage to match your hat, every cute corner of the Cotswolds has been photographed ad infinitum. But there is a lot more to the Cotswolds than taking pictures of a pretty doorway (um, yes, guilty). It’s easier than you’d think to veer off the beaten path and step into the surrounding countryside to experience a different view of the Cotswolds.
Camping in the New Forest: A Guide
The New Forest, Hampshire is a wonderful destination for a family camping holiday. The beauty of the New Forest National Park with its variety of habitats, wild ponies and grazing cattle, streams to paddle in and miles of off-road cycling draws many families to the area, especially in the summer months. If you’re looking to find the perfect New Forest campsite to suit you and your family, let us be your guide!
Hiring a campervan in the UK
Have you lusted after campervan life but can’t quite convince yourself to take the plunge? Hiring a campervan for a holiday might be just the ticket for you. Give yourself the opportunity of road-testing the campervan lifestyle without the hassle and cost of buying a van and all the extras you’d need. Or simply hire a campervan for a family holiday just for the fun of it!