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What to do on a layover in Panama City Panama with a big family
Panama City, Panama in the Rainy Season
On our big family's trip to Costa Rica, we arranged an intentional 22-hour stopover in Panama City (for the same airfare price as a 3-hour layover), so we could see a bit of Panama. Considering the need for 6 people to take a shower, eat, and get one night's sleep during that brief time, this didn't leave a whole lot of time for exploring the area. However, with some planning, we were able to...


Where should a family go for hot springs in Costa Rica
Choosing the Best Hot Springs Option
for a Big Family in the Arenal Area

Visitors to one of Costa Rica's most popular tourist destinations, the town of La Fortuna, near Arenal Volcano, have a bewildering variety of options for places to experience a hot springs. After researching them all, and visiting three of them, we found one that we liked a lot more than all the others...


Traveling with children from Samara Beach to Arenal and La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Our Big Family at Lake Arenal, Costa Rica
When our big family needed to book travel from the Playa Samara area all the way over to La Fortuna in Costa Rica, we...


Vacation with young children in Hong Kong
Our Big Family at Nan Lian Gardens, Hong Kong
It's been a year and three weeks since we first launched our big family's little travel blog, and the growth in readership has been pretty surprising. We've created 66 posts so far, with, I'm guessing, at least 50,000 words of content. In the 6 months since we reached 5,000 page views, we've had another 5,000 views, for an average of 833 per month recently.  The one thing I would ask you to do is...

Visiting the Panama Canal on a Budget with Children
Traveling with a Big Family at the Panama Canal
For most international visitors to Panama City, Panama, the first activity on the to-do list is to see the Panama Canal itself. At US$20 per ticket, and $10 up to $20 per taxi for a ride there, this can be an expensive little outing for a big family. However, there are alternative ways...