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Photo Fave: Costa Rican diaper changing station

Before our family adventure in Costa Rica, I had not expected to encounter many, if any, high chairs along the way, let alone a diaper changing station. Now I know better. Although there doesn’t seem to be a common word to specifically  mean “high chair” (“chair for the baby” is more like it), it became…

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Photo Fave: Arenal Hanging Bridges with toddler, central Costa Rica

Here’s a favorite photo from our hike through Arenal Hanging Bridges near Lago Arenal and the Arenal Volcano in central Costa Rica. With 25 lbs. on my back, it was a good workout, but what a fantastic place to explore with the kids! This post is part of Photo Friday at DeliciousBaby.com – a happy…

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Photo Fave: Pancakes in Paradise (a.k.a. Manzanillo, Costa Rica)

I recently saw a tweet from @SoulTravelers3 that read, “Family travel is often about doing ordinary things in extraordinary places.” It got me thinking. Traveling with a school-age child now, it’s things like watching her do homework on the airplane or on a balcony in Spain that sets my heart a-flutter about family travel as…

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Photo Fave: DIY family beach hut at Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

How to spend Palm Friday in Costa Rica? Build your own beach hut on the Pacific. If you enjoyed last Friday’s Sunset at Playa Hermosa Photo Fave, here’s a glimpse of how you can pass the hours (and hours) of the afternoon with your kids on this family-friendly beach, while taking a break from the…

Dinner with our private chef in Costa Rica
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Dinner with our private chef in Costa Rica

Note: That’s not me in the kitchen. (Heheh.) While planning our Costa Rica trip, there were so many things to look forward to—an aerial tram ride, monkey sightings, wildlife sanctuaries, hanging bridges, beaches, volcanoes, butterflies, waterfalls—but one thing I especially looked forward to (as the uninspired cook for a family of 5) was the night…

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Photo Fave: Sunset at Playa Hermosa, Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

Me. There. Now. (Clicking heels.) Well, at least I have some hundred photos to help remember (and try to relive!) all the fun our family had at the gorgeous, and even toddler-friendly beach we stayed by at Playa Hermosa. Here you can see what I mean by my description in the review of Blue Batik…