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Arenal Xilopalo Review – A Diamond in the Rough in La Fortuna Costa Rica

Arenal Xilopalo Review

We were expecting simple, budget accommodation in La Fortuna.  What we got at Arenal Xilopalo was an experience that touched our hearts and left us yearning to stay far longer than our short stay in Arenal La Fortuna would allow. If you are looking for things to do Arenal Costa Rica, come back up when you are […]

Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park (Arenal, Costa Rica) – The Perfect Arenal Hot Springs for Toddlers!

Kalambu Hot SPrings Water Park3

We went round and round, searching the internet for an idea of which Arenal hot springs would be best for toddlers.  The Kalambu Hot Springs water park is the newest La Fortuna Costa Rica hot springs.  We discovered that this is the perfect, low key Arenal hot springs experience with young kids.  We all had […]

Samara Beach Costa Rica – Your Insider Guide to This Laid Back Little Piece of Paradise

Samara Beach Costa Rica

I went round and round researching the best beaches in Costa Rica for families.  We were limiting our search to the Western coast because we were flying into Liberia.  I found a handful of beaches that said that they were kid friendly, but Samara Beach Costa Rica was mentioned time after time as one of the best […]

Where to Stay in Zurich Switzerland on a Budget

The BEST Place to Stay in Zurich Switzerland on a Budget

Figuring out where to stay in Zurich Switzerland on a budget is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.  Zurich apartments and hotels average about $150-$200/night in the summer time (more for last minute bookings), which is ok but I knew that if I kept looking, I could do better than that. When we found Zurich apartments for a […]

What to Wear in Switzerland in The Summer – Our Switzerland Packing List

What to Wear in Switzerland

Switzerland is a challenging place to pack for.  I puzzled over what to wear in Switzerland in the summer for MONTHS before our trip.  Here is the dilemma.  Parts of Switzerland can get downright HOT in the summer time.  There are other parts (think up in the mountains) where evenings are cool and you may […]