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Visiting Las Termalitas del Arenal with a Big Family

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...


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...