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 [...]


3 reasons to add the Dominican Republic to your travel bucket list

Many thanks to Thomson for supporting this post. As always, all opinions are my own.  Flying over the island of Hispaniola, home of the Dominican Republic, you see lush terrain and emerald-green [...]

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