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Renting a car with babies and toddlers and this guy in Costa Rica
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Things to know about renting a car with toddlers in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a bucket list destination for many and land of endless beauty. It has a dramatic ecosystem that spans lush cloud forests in the mountains, an active volcano, and stunning beaches on both the east and the west. While a prearranged tour will surely get you from point to point, having the flexibility to pull over to peer over at the alligators under the bridge or extend your conversation with the local Tico at the corner soda really enhances the experience. The only way to really embrace a Costa Rican immersion with your toddler is by renting a car.

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Planning a no-anxiety trip without the kids

Whether it’s a work trip or an adult get-away; the first trip for parents traveling away from the kids is filled with anxiety, fear, and dare I say it, excitement! We love traveling with our kids but we were travel-loving adults before the kids came along, too. And once in a while its quite enjoyable to take an adult-only adventure. For tips on how to prepare yourself or your kids, read on, we are here to do this together. 

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Essential Prep Guide for Baby’s First Flight

The first flight with your baby can make even the most seasoned traveler more than a little anxious. We have pulled together our best tips from short and long haul flights around the U.S. and across the world into this detailed guide for traveling with a baby. From the must-pack items, on-flight entertainment hacks, and all the gear you should leave at home, we have you covered! 

We weren’t always such confident pros! But after three kids and dozens of flights we have come a long way! Our third baby had his first international trip planned while he was still cooking on the inside!

Alright, let’s get to the big questions and then break down gear specific recommendations once we have you convinced that you CAN do this! 

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Boulder, CO travel tips with kids

For an action-packed, sun-drenched adventure with your little ones that mixes in kid-friendly adulting at craft breweries, look no further than Boulder, Colorado.  Read along for Boulder travel tips with kids followed by the perfect 3 days Boulder itinerary with kids. Crafted for me by a local. Tested and approved by my son.

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Motion Sickness Treatment for Kids

Motion sickness or car sickness in young kids is unfortunately as common as it is gross! With one easily motion sick parent and two very easily motion sick kids, we have tested all the theories out there over many years and across many more trips. We have pulled together our top tips on how to prevent and manage motion sickness while traveling with your small children. Don’t let motion sick prone kids keep you from traveling more often.

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If you haven’t camped on a farm with your kids, you’re doing it wrong.

If you’re thinking about camping with your kids, or anywhere for that matter, you should strongly consider camping on a farm.  The evolution of the sharing economy has now reached a level of creative genius that I tip my hat to, without dumping half my paycheck.  What started with renting otherwise free afternoons to TaskRabbit or leasing spare bedrooms on Airbnb has now evolved into “Go ahead and pitch your tent on that little corner of my farm.”  

Read along for an overview of how we got into this stroke of genius, how to find a good campsite near you, whether you’re in Vermont as we were or not, as well as other activities to pair with all of the fun you’ll have on the farm.

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The car camping meal ideas menu to end all menus

Camping meal ideas usually go like this:

Hotdogs, smores, potato pockets, PB&J, repeat.

Hotdogs, smores, potato pockets, PB&J, repeat.

C’mon man! Camping meal ideas don’t have to be bland and you don’t have to be a professional chef either. We’ve been testing different options for the past few years and have made your lives easy. Behold our 5 day complete car camping food menu:

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How to travel more with kids

We’ve all looked at all these aspirational blog posts from travel families who sold their homes, quit their jobs, and picked up nomadic jobs in marketing or writing code and thought, “I have too much at stake to drop everything and do that, but I really want a slice of that experience. I need to know how to travel more with my kids!”  Thankfully, we have lived and continue to live this struggle and are here to share a few tips on how you can experience more. 

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Family Camping Checklist

You have signed on for (or at least began to explore) the adventure of camping with your toddler (and maybe your younger baby or older sibling, too). But where do you even begin packing? Our camping checklist details everything you need to start gathering and loading up your car and the items you can leave behind! Need more tips about navigating the actual adventure? Head over to our Essential Guide for Camping with Toddlers and if you want clickable links to Amazon, we’ve curated a great gift guide as well.

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