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Sharing the adventure of living abroad with our two young children.

baby sleeping in phil & teds navigator double stroller

In the midst of an international voyage, I was never so grateful.  I’ve flown with my two young children many times before, and have never experienced such stress-free travel as a parent.  During this trip, the kids napped out of my weary arms and off my back.  They snacked, read stories and played with toys while on the move… while actually moving to a new country.  How is this possible?—Well, it is most pleasantly achievable with the use of my…

Waterfall at Las Musas in San Ramón, Costa Rica

Before I begin to elaborate on last weekend’s quite challenging yet thrilling hike–isn’t my son so cute!? Ok, back to business.  On Saturday, we ventured back to Las Musas in San Ramón to tackle their elusive waterfall hike.  We had visited this park before (my thoughts on that here), and had a wonderful time in the main area.  There is a large pool with a zippy water slide, a baby pool, several picnic tables, a playground, and even a huge…

phil & teds Navigator stroller in Costa Rica

Now that we’ve settled into what is our ninth home since our travels began, we are looking forward to the peace that it promises.  For a whole year, we’ll keep our belongings in one place, we’ll adapt to the warmth of just one community, and we won’t ditch our wonderful friends (love you guys!).  Chris and I agree that this particular city is an ideal temporary resting place for this wandering family.  It is large enough to offer us variety…

Flying a dog to Costa Rica

On our last visit to the States, we decided to bring our four-legged family member back to Costa Rica with us.  Romeo had been enjoying the easy life of a “grand fur-child” for much too long, and I’d had enough of missing him.  In the end, we arrived back to Costa Rica with our whole family in tow, which was well worth all of the hurdles. These were the ten steps we took to fly our small dog as an…

traveling with kids under five in Atenas, Costa Rica

Do you want to travel the world, but have young children?  Take them along!  If you have a spouse or well-meaning family member that thinks traveling with kids under five is a bad idea, you have my permission to use the following six arguments to gain your point.  Good luck. 1.  Young children don’t have a choice in the location, and they don’t really care.   Prepare them with the promise of a beach, pool, new friends, or surprise eggs…

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