Black Sand Beach, Playa Negra, Vieques, Magnetic Beach, Puerto Rico, family travel, traveling with kids
Short of an indiscernible wooden sign with a small hand drawn arrow pointing towards a narrow staircase heading into the jungle, there is no telltale sign of a beautiful oasis hidden on the other side of a dense jungle. In fact, it’s quite likely if you don’t know what you are looking for you could just as easily miss...
Restaurante El Hamburguer, Hamburgers by the beach, Escambron Beach, Hamburgers in Puerto Rico, traveling with kids, family travel
Much like Los Pinos Café, Restaurante El Hamburguer comes highly recommended by locals in San Juan. It is within walking distance to the best family beach and not too far from Old Town San Juan. The restaurant doesn’t look like much, and the food is not entirely picturesque; in fact, when they brought out our order with the onions...
D'frozz, only ice cream in vieques, puerto rico, ice cream on the island of vieques, traveling with kids, family travel
Of course we couldn’t say no to stopping for ice cream. We’d been traversing the island of Vieques all day, ran into the local Latter Day Saint missionaries and chatted for some time and then accompanied them to what they suggested was the best pizzeria on the island, only to find that it was closed! After our absolute disappointment...
Hyatt Place City Center San Juan, Hotels in Puerto Rico, Family Friendly Hotels San Juan, traveling with kids, family travel
One of the things our family loves about having a branded credit card that rewards you with points to a specific hotel chain is that you always know what to expect. Our family stays at Hyatt Place hotels never disappoint. True, the suspense and adventure of traveling to foreign destination and deciding on an airbnb simply by the inflated...
Tragedy on Vacation, Drowning at the Beach, Balneario El Escambron Beach, family beach in san juan, puerto rico, traveling with kids, family travel
I was completely oblivious to what was going on, until the screaming and the shouting became so loud and overpowering that it was impossible to tune out. The three older kids and I were swimming in the ocean at family beach Balneario El Escambrón. The beach here is protected by a coral reef that creates a half moon circular...
Balneario El Escambron Beach, family beach in san juan, puerto rico, traveling with kids, family travel
A trip to the Caribbean means water, at least for our family. We pack just one or two outfits for the trip and plan on spending the entire time in our swimsuits covered in sand. We might leave for an hour or two to get some food, but all that is second to jumping over waves, digging holes in...
San Juan Puerto Rico, Los Pinos Cafe, Puerto Rican Food, Restaurants in San Juan, traveling with kids, family travel
You know who to ask for restaurant recommendations? Taxi drivers. This isn’t some huge revelation, I know that, but somehow our family always seems to forget this nugget of gold when we travel someplace new. Los Pinos Café was our revelation in San Juan, Puerto and they serve the best churrasco we’ve ever had! ► Ranking: #cleandiaper Los Pinos...
Puerto Rico fast ferries, ferry in Puerto Rico, family ferry, transportation in Puerto Rico, family travel, traveling with kids
Why visit one island paradise when you can visit three or more? All you need is $2 and 20 minutes! The islands of Puerto Rico consist of the main island, Vieques, and Culebra and it couldn’t be easier to navigate between them. ► Ranking: #cleandiaper Puerto Rico Fast Ferries Ceiba to Vieques Facebook Hours: 6:30am - 5:30 pm Price: $2 per Adult | $1 Children...
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort, family hotel, orlando, florida, walt disney world, vacation, traveling with kids
As a family who has taken annual vacations to Walt Disney World for the past decade, this weekend I actually asked myself: "Why go to Walt Disney World when I can just stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando, Florida?" The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort is the vacation. It’s worth repeating: The Hyatt Regency Grand...
Every time we eat at the Whispering Canyon Cafe the shenanigans get better and better. This themed restaurant is set in the backwoods of Splash Mountain where dinner is cooked in skillets, drinks are served in mason jars, and the food never stops coming. Including the bottomless milkshakes! ► Ranking: #cleandiaper Whispering Canyon Cafe (TS) 901 Timberline Dr Orlando, FL 32830 Walt Disney...

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