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A Memorable Family Holiday in Dominical, Costa Rica

A Memorable Family Holiday in Dominical, Costa Rica

Our family of twelve spent 2 weeks in southern Costa Rica near the surfing town of Dominical, a laid-back location removed from the maddening crowds.  We chose Dominical primarily because it is situated near mountains, jungle and sea and is relatively close to Corcovado and Manual Antonio National Parks.  We anticipated that such an area would offer a range of activities to entertain and excite our family of two grandparents, two young couples and six … Read entire article »

Filed under: Costa Rica, Family travel, Travel itinerary, Wildlife

Mexico, a UNESCO World Heritage destination

Mexico, a UNESCO World Heritage destination

Editorial: I was in Mexico again this winter, four weeks ‘riding the buses’ to what I will loosely describe as ‘cities with historic centres’. A friend said I must really like the country since I go there so often. I don’t go for the ‘sun and sand’, although I know that has its appeal. I go for the culture. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (best known as UNESCO) identifies places around the world that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cultural travel, Editorials, Featured trips, Mexico

Hiking with kids: Lake Annette Trail, Banff National Park, Alberta

Hiking with kids:  Lake Annette Trail, Banff National Park, Alberta

Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies, is a popular place to hike and some trails, particularly around Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, can be very crowded. The Lake Annette Trail in the Paradise Valley region south of the village of Lake Louise is not as well known and suitable for families with kids. The Lake Annette Trail is 5.7 km one way and there is very little elevation (elevation gain of 245 m). The trail … Read entire article »

Filed under: Canada, Family travel, Memorable moments

Robert Brady’s house and garden, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Robert Brady’s house and garden, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Americans have been coming to Cuernavaca for decades, living in splendid seclusion behind high walls where the weather is just about perfect every day from December to February. It’s just 80 km (50 miles) from Mexico City so easy enough to get to. There is one private house that visitors flock to see. It belonged to Robert Brady (1928-1986), who has been described as being “an artist, designer, world traveller, art collector, and all-around genuine bon … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gardens of the world, Mexico, Travel itinerary