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The Costa Rica I Know

Read on for Family Travel Forum's overview of travel to Costa Rica, including general regions, cautions, customs, and basic, practical facts.Bordered by Nicaragua, Panama, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is the most well developed country in Central America for adventure tourism and is known throughout the world for its bio-diversity and its incredible...

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Costa Rica’s Capital of San Jose

The area around Costa Rica's capital is rich with cultural history and natural wonder. To discover some key attractions in San Jose and beyond, read on. This sprawling low-rise metropolitan area has close to one million residents and serves as the hub of Costa Rica. Although it may not be the most picturesque of this country's many lush and naturally beautiful destinations, it...

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Hawaii’s Island of O’ahu

One of single parenting's foremost experts shares tips on how to get around, where to stay and what not to miss in O'ahu. One of single parenting's foremost experts shares tips on how to get around, where to stay and what not to miss in O'ahu. Hawai'i has often been called one of the world's favorite vacation spots. There is no doubt that this is one of those rare...

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Costa Rica: The Monteverde Area

Monteverde, northwest of San Jose, is both a major tourist attraction and an amazing place to learn about the country's nature and culture.The best approach to one of my favorite areas of Costa Rica, Monteverde, is to come from San José -- but even that road can be difficult, especially in the rainy season. If you plan to drive to Monteverde on your own, you absolutely must have a four...

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Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

Costa Rica's Pacific Coast has become its Gold Coast, a region now accessible by direct international air through the newly expanded airport at Liberia. With the beauty of beloved Quepos (home to many US expatriates) as its original anchor, tourists are exploring further up and down the coast to visit the city of Liberia and other parts of Guanacaste Province, and making daytrips to the small Jaco...

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Single Parent Getaway: Mexico’s Riviera Maya

For a great single parents getaway, head to Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where eco-activities and culture keep kids engaged. For a great single parents getaway, head to Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where eco-activities and culture keep kids engaged. The Riviera Maya, located 40 minutes south of Cancun, Mexico, is a 50 mile stretch of beautiful coastline anchored by the...

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Single Parent Guide to Hawai’i: Maui, Kauai And The Big Island

Single parents are often challenged by finding a vacation that will keep kids active and engaged, and happy to be spending time with an adult who wants and needs their companionship. If that single parent is a woman, you have to factor in safety issues, as well. As a professional travel expert and single parent, I've found that the islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawai'i in Hawai'i answered...

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