Over the years, we have received many questions about traveling as a family. In this series of posts, we have asked top travel bloggers some of these common questions; through their combined knowledge, we hope to inspire other families to pack their bags and head out on their own adventures.
Our youngest son, Cooper, is a builder. His favorite activities involve stacking blocks into rickety towers and drawing up imaginative magic marker blueprints. When we tuck him in at night, it is not uncommon to pull lego blocks out from underneath his pillow. When his interest in building recently turned to castle construction, we knew that a visit to Craigdarroch Castle should be on our list for our upcoming trip to Victoria, B.C.
As travel bloggers, we are often asked questions by readers looking to go on adventures with their own families. As we believe that many heads are better than one, we decided to take some of these questions and open them up to responses from a variety of seasoned travelers. We have taken their responses and put them together in a series of posts; each week we will feature a post with a different common family travel question, answered by a variety of top family travel bloggers. Through this series, we hope to inspire other families to pack their bags and head out on their own adventures.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a laid back beach town in the Limon province of Southeastern Costa Rica. The town is a beach lovers paradise, and counts itself among the top rated surfing destinations on the planet. Surfers from around the world travel to Puerto Viejo to conquer the biggest and most powerful wave in all of Costa Rica, the famed “Salsa Brava”.
Hiking through the jungle in the dark, armed only with flashlights, is a thrilling adventure. Exploring the wild of the rain forest can be adventurous enough in the daylight, but heading out at night is whole other experience. Costa Rica is one of the most bio diverse places on the planet, but a large portion of the creatures that live there are nocturnal; exploring the rain forest at night brings you face to face with a great number of creatures that you would otherwise never encounter. Because of this, the night hike at La Ceiba was at the top of our list of things to do during our recent adventures in Puerto Viejo.
We often receive emails asking questions about family travel. Heading out on the road with the kids is a big undertaking, and we certainly understand the anxiety and concerns people have before committing to the adventure.
How will I keep my little ones entertained during long travel times?
What happens if my kids get sick on the road?
What are some family friendly vacation destinations?