9 item(s) tagged "kids"
on Thursday, September 25, 2008
When I traveled through Latin America, I booked over 330 bus hours. You couldn't pay me enough to take a long bus ride anywhere these days. However, I absolutely adore local public transportation; in moderation, of course. And, in Costa Rica, you can get anywhere on a bus. To me this is the true traveler's experience. You get to see sights that you would never venture off to - ...
on Tuesday, September 30, 2008
by Marina Kuperman
I took my son on a last bang before his mid-school break was over to Parque de Diversiones, the Tico version of an amusement park. And to be honest with you, I can not even begin to tell you how impressed I was!!! I was expecting some dinky little park with a few rides, like the fairs that are held in various places throughout Central American countries, usually attached to some Saint Day or Vir...
on Wednesday, October 01, 2008
My husband has many interests, and that is one of the reasons I love him. For the moment all his focus is on skateboarding. And who would think that in a Central American country one would find a skate park with a view to die for. Well, Costa Rica comes through again. A little ways away from the city of Tilaran on Lake Arenal is an amazing resort with a world famous skate park. And it's free...
on Friday, October 10, 2008
Sabana Park, on the eastern side of San Jose, is a great place to start! Plus you'll get a chance to hang out at one of the best city parks in Central America. I've been to my share of central parks and I'll tell ya, this place ranks up there with Manhattan's Central Park and London's Hyde Park!
With lots of open space, a lake, plenty of activities, playgrounds and family ...
on Wednesday, October 15, 2008
by Rayna Levin
What!! A See Thru Butterfly
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on Tuesday, October 21, 2008
No, I'm not! The road trip from the Central Valley to ANYWHERE in Guanacaste, with kids, is grueling and long. So whenever I can take a detour to stimulate my son and let him burn off some of his restless energy, I jump at the opportunity. However, when I pulled over to the popular Monteverde restaurant along the Panamerican Highway, the last thing I thought I'd find would be a dinosaur ...
on Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I'm not one to toot my own horn, but I have to say, I make a mean batch of (refried) beans!
And the best part is that they are so healthy, inexpensive and flavorful. Kids and adults alike will love them!!!
1 pound of black beans
4 garlic cloves
salt to taste
Cook It Up!
Place the beans in the...
on Monday, October 27, 2008
Hi everyone, although I'd love my life to be all travel all the time, I
do have a home and somewhat of a normal expat life. However, the word
normal is so relative that I've lost the true concept of it. So I'll
let you judge for yourselves.
I'll start by bringing you up to
date. About eight years ago I got fed up with the typical NYC single
girl lifestyle of stupid dates, commerc...
on Monday, November 10, 2008
There are as many perks to living in Costa Rica, as there are drawbacks. One thing I can’t figure out if not celebrating Halloween is a drawback or a perk. Costa Ricans don’t put any importance on this day at all, so I had to decide if I should dismiss it as just another day, or celebrate it. Now that my son is four years old and I can’t hide the visual temptations sprayed all ...