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Getting through Immigration at Bangkok International Airport with a Big Family


"Honey.  Psst.  Hey, Honey!  I need your passports so I can fill out these forms."  I heard that said on a recent flight, very late at night, and I thought to myself, Hmm, now there's an article right there. So, take a moment to read this post if, like me, you never want to find yourself in that situation, scrambling for passports so you can fill out a tiny customs and immigration form at some inconvenient time of night or in the wee hours right before your plane lands...

Tips for Hot Springs Activities in Costa Rica with Kids
Our Son on the Waterslide at 
Las Termalitas de Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
The best thing about the many pools at this hot springs resort is that each one was surrounded by...



Lookin' for Grub in All the Wrong Places
Panama City, Panama
On our way back to the U.S. from Costa Rica, we had a second stop in Panama, this time...


Travel Beggars in Hong Kong
I suppose when my son thinks back to our travels in Southeast Asia, probably the scariest moment he'll recall is...


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...