Travel Tips

Travel Tips for families traveling internationally: Central America, United States, Europe, Caribbean and so much more.

Weekly Travel Tips – More Traveling with Kids

This might sound super obvious, but I find my husband constantly forgetting to do this easy but insanely necessary act: Ask my son before we head off in car, bus, or train if he has to PEE! And, of course, … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Flying with Kids Can Be Fun!

Before child I remember my flying time was full of catching up with my journal, or reading a good book, or just plain sleeping. Now, I have to have EVERY SECOND of plane time accounted for or the trip above … Continue reading

Baby Boomer: Gaining a Better Understanding of the World

Second in a series on traveling with a mission in Costa Rica by Doris Gallan. Baby Boomers are quite different than Golden Agers in key areas of their lives which greatly impact what they want out of travel. As a … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Overcoming Jet Lag

Jet Lag can really put a damper in your traveling. But it doesn’t have to, as long as you can make it through the first day! The most important thing to do is to STAY AWAKE. Get more tips for … Continue reading

Baby Boomer: Traveling With a Mission

First in a series on traveling with a mission in Costa Rica by Doris Gallan. For many Baby Boomers, a vacation to get away from it all isn’t enough. They need more than beach, pool, parties and raves to find … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Register Your Trip in Guatemala – And Feel Safe!

The US Gov’t recommends you secure your trip to Guatemala City by hiring, for a super super low price, the Tourist Police. You can arrange all of this before heading to Guatemala. Here’s what you have to do: Get more … Continue reading

Boomers Traveler: Knowing When to Trust the Locals

Fourth in a series of safety tips for traveling in Costa Rica by Doris Gallan It is sometimes hard to know who to trust when you travel but you invariably have to ask residents for information that isn’t contained in … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tips – Register Your Trip!

The US government has a great new feature that EVERYONE who is traveling must take full advantage of! Travel Registration! How cool is this. From now on, no matter where you travel to in the world, head to the Travel … Continue reading

Boomer Traveler: 10 Dos & 10 Don’ts for Safe Travels

Third in a series of safety tips for traveling in Costa Rica by Doris Gallan! Baby Boomers can become the target of thieves any where they travel. This is because we are usually carrying jewelry, cameras, computers and money. Thefts … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – 4 Ways To Be Shadier Than A Pickpocket

Guest Post from my blogger friend and travel lover, Anil Polat, from foXnoMad. Part of any good security strategy is to learn from what the other side is doing. You can’t prevent a great pickpocket or avoid getting robbed at … Continue reading

Boomer Traveler: Stay Safe in Your Accommodations

Second in a series of safety tips for traveling in Costa Rica by Doris Gallan When booking accommodations, travelers look for comfort and security. Both qualities are hard to judge from a distance and so people rely more and more … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tips – Money To Change or Not to Change!

One of the most common questions travelers worry about is to change money before coming or not? This day and age practically everyone traveling has a credit card. Usually the hotel you’ll be staying at the first night accepts credit … Continue reading

Boomer Traveler: Stay Safe When Traveling

First in a series of safety tips for traveling in Costa Rica by Doris Gallan. Any world city has an element of crime and Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, is no exception. The difference for travelers here is that they … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Travel Off Season

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Costa Rica has two seasons: The Rainy Season and the Not So Rainy Season In other words, you’ll always get some rain. If you have an option to … Continue reading

Boomer Traveler: Boomer Travel: How to Really Enjoy Costa Rica

Fourth of a series on what makes Costa Rica a great place to start traveling by Doris Gallan It used to be that people traveled mostly to get away from it all: work, household responsibilities, the city and traffic, family … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Airport Taxis

Central America, along with every other country in the world, has it’s share of crime. The majority of them start at the airport. Many pirate cabs, that offer a much lower fare, await the newcomer. 50% of them are good … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tips – Obvious Stuff We Sometimes Overlook

Mina is here again, and she’s been sharing her travel tips with us for the last few weeks. Here are some useful tips we seem to overlook! 4. Wear comfortable shoes – Perhaps this seems obvious – and it should … Continue reading

Boomer Traveler: Baby Boomer: Tips for new Travelers

Second of a series on what makes Costa Rica a great place to start traveling by Doris Gallan. The best way to ensure a fun trip with the minimum amount of stress is in planning what you want to do, … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Blend with the Crowd

Guest Post from Mina from Sending Postcards is back! Her travel tips continued… 2. Don’t Dress Like a Tourist – If for no other reason than looking tacky, leave the Hawaiian shirt, crop top and fanny pack (a.k.a bum bag … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – 4 Things to Pack and Not Feel Guilty About

Guest Post from my blogger friend and travel lover, Anil Polat, from foXnoMad. Travelers know that underwear, socks, and a good backpack are essential travel items that you can’t leave home without. There are 4 other things you can pack … Continue reading