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Boat on the Panama Canal
We traveled 44,986 miles in 2019, and finally after a decade of travel are starting to understand the allure of luxury travel. It’s not just about nice accommodations and being pampered, it’s about vacation not feeling like work. When you travel as much as we do, sometimes vacations just feel like a burden. The groceries, the cleaning, the cooking... If you...
Costa Rican Airbnb, Costa Rica, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
Grocery shopping is a little different in every city all over the world. In Costa Rica, the grocery stores carry local produce and goods for each community that are acquired within the same community. Costa Rica grocery stores are kind of like daily farmers markets indoors!  Goods are made as fresh as possible, even sometimes as fresh as the...
After spending the morning swimming and playing at Playa Herradura, we walked along the beach that runs parallel to the coastal town of Jaco and decided to sit down for lunch at El Pelicano. It is an open air restaurant serving local Costa Rican style surf and turf. It had great reviews on Yelp, and was particularly inviting from...
Soda Tio Mano, Costa Rica, Places to eat in Costa Rica, Mexican Food, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Traveling with kids, family travel Soda Tio Mano, Costa Rica, Places to eat in Costa Rica, Mexican Food, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Traveling with kids, family travel
Remember that fabulous place we ate at in Alajuela, Jalapeños Central? Soda Tio Mano was on the opposite spectrum, one of the places we talked about that was inedible and unappetizing - but read on, because this is story is hilarious. ► Ranking: #stinkydiaper Soda Tio Mano Avenida Central Abel Rodríguez Vargas, Provincia de Alajuela, Atenas, Costa Rica +506 2446 5605 Hours: 8am...
Jalapeños Central, Costa Rica, Jalapenos Central, Place to eat in Costa Rica, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
Jalapeños Central is rated one of the best places to eat in Costa Rica, and since we’d already partaken in a few inedible and unappetizing places, we were eager to try some really great tasting and great looking food. This restaurant delivers on both counts. Jalapeños Central with kids is an excellent choice! ► Ranking: #cleandiaper Jalapeños Central Mts South of...
Costa Rican Airbnb, Costa Rica, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
When we found a small little cabin from airbnb in Costa Rica in a gorgeous setting bordered by lush forests and a property filled with banana, papaya and mango trees, we were intrigued. We read about the host and his life and family, saw that he offered fresh goat milk and chicken eggs, nightly campfires, and was located in...
Monteverde Cloud Forest, Hiking, Hanging Bridges, Costa Rica, Central America, Waterfalls, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Traveling with kids, Family travel
The Monteverde Cloud Forest is the top attraction in Costa Rica due to it’s elevation, zip line tours, hanging bridges, and spectacular biodiversity. Though Costa Rica’s landmass is just .03% of the planet, it contains 5% of the biodiversity in the world. This biological reserve is home to over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, and 1,200...
Costa Rica, Central America, Renting a car in costa Rica, Driving in costa rica, tree lined streets, beautiful scenery, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel
Renting a car in Costa Rica is the biggest hassle, and the biggest expense (excuse my superlatives) of anywhere in the world, but if you don’t get a car you will regret it. Exploring the countryside at your own pace, and at your own leisure affords you an experience of a lifetime. We happened upon rice terraces, banana and...
Poás Volcano, Lake Botos, Laguna Caliente, Fog, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Traveling with kids, family travel
Costa Rica is covered in volcanoes, so naturally one of the things we couldn’t miss on our trip to Costa Rica was a visit to at least one of these volcanoes. We narrowed it down to the most popular Arenal Volcano, the most active Poás Volcano, and the tallest Irazu Volcano. Ultimately we chose the Poás Volcano because it...
Costa Rica, Poás Volcano, Poas Volcano, Lake Botos, Laguna Caliente, Fog, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Traveling with kids, family travel, Playa Herradura, Monteverde Cloud Forest
There is a reason people talk ad nauseum about Costa Rica. It is stunning, it is beautiful, it is peaceful, and it is breathtaking. But, it is also none of those things because the English language cannot capture what Costa Rica contains within its boundaries. One thing is for sure, Costa Rica is a playground for the adventurous, young...