Tips for Sleeping on the Road and Avoiding Jet Lag

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Rent a hacienda in the Yucatan for a great family getaway

The flowers! A blush of red above, a carpet below of the falling flowers of the flamboyán trees that bloom with not wild but distinguished abandon. They offer just a hint of the spectacular warmth that guests receive when they rent Hacienda Petac in Mexico’s Yucatán. Hacienda Petac is a vacation destination somewhere between a more »

Things to Know about Life on the Road

We left Alexandria, Virginia on August 1, 2015, in our 1985 VW Westphalia and spent nights in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas before finding ourselves at the U.S.-Mexican border in Laredo, Texas. When we crossed into Mexico on August 26, we expected to spend a month making our way to Belize more »

What we eat and other musings

In a word – food. In a Spanish word – comida. Before we left the States we made a final visit to Trader Joe’s in Austin, which is our go-to grocery store when at home in Virginia, to load up on all our familiars like the Blistered Peanuts, Z-bars, good cheeses, granola and High Fiber more »

Bookalokal: Local Dining Adventures with a Global Twist

We glanced at each other as we waited for the elevator door to close in a nondescript apartment building in Adams Morgan. “Are you going to the dinner?” I said tentatively, though I already guessed the answer. “Yes, I think it’s on the sixth floor,” she replied. We were greeted at the door by one more »

Parrillas in Argentina

Paige recently wrote a post for the SAVacations blog about parrillas in Buenos Aires. 

Toilets All Over the Map

During our travels, I have, to my children’s great horror, taken it upon myself to document toilets wherever we go. Some people do doors, windows, or funny signs; I chose toilets. They are such simple things, toilets, and often truly foul. But there’s no denying that they carry a great deal of importance in our more »

Three Keys to Great Short-Term Apartment Rentals in Colombia

Today’s post on apartment rentals in Colombia comes from Courtenay Strickland from the Barranquilla or Bust blog. Read more about her family’s adventures in Colombia below the post. If you’re traveling with one or more small children, you may have experienced a scenario like this: 9:30 PM – Attempt to put toddler to bed in your more »

Toddlers in Restaurants: A Match Made in Hell?

This week, we’ve asked one of our new favorite bloggers, Erin Sarro, from the parenting blog Mommy Beerest, to discus the finer points of toddlers in restaurants. For my husband and me, trying new restaurants has always been our thing. I wouldn’t call us foodies, but we do know great food doesn’t exist in the presence more »

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