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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.

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