Epic Travel Destinations You Don’t Want to Miss This Year


What to Know Before You Book a Trip to Brazil with Our Whole Village

Many visitors taking a trip to Brazil each year plan to see Christ the Redeemer or those beautiful beaches (and bods) in Rio, but I doubt many trek to the Amazon rainforest with their kids. And [...]


How to get a Brazil Visa for US Citizens and Minor Children

So, you booked a trip to Brazil for your family. Hooray! Maybe you are just bringing one of your children to Brazil on an Amazon Rainforest River Cruise with Our Whole Village/Katerre [...]


Venture into the Wilds on a Brazilian Amazon River Cruise with Our Whole Village

Quietly drifting down a mirror reflection of the sky, we waited. I held my breath. There it was again. The one true sight I had flown to the other side of the world to see. A phenomenon that had [...]


What to Pack for a Brazil Vacation on an Amazon River Cruise

Packing for a Brazil River Cruise can be surprisingly easy. It’s hot and humid, which means you don’t need snow parkas and heavy layers. A few lightweight long pants and shirts will keep the bugs [...]


Friday Postcards from Salsa Dancing at El Observatorio San Jose Costa Rica

After I had my oldest son Dek, I needed an activity to get me out and moving. I was working 40-60 hours a week at home and in my office. I was a mom every other minute of the day. I needed [...]


Quetzal paradise in Costa Rica

We had been sitting for 45 minutes, watching long blue feathers sticking out of a hole in a tree. I was in the cloud forest in the Central Valley in Costa Rica, with my husband and two kids. We [...]


Barefoot in Ambergris Caye Belize

Winter. Chicago.Blah. Time for a sun break! It just so happens that I have family in Belize – and they have a small B&B on Ambergris Caye, Belize – right on the edge of the [...]


Ambergris Caye Belize- The Nitty-Gritty you need to know!

Ambergris Caye Belize is a long, narrow strip of an island, about 20 miles east of Belize’s mainland and practically touching the Yucatan Peninsula directly north. Anchored by the town of San [...]

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