Author: Rita Cunha

Passports book vs Passport card
Family Trips, North America

Passport Book vs Card Comparison

When traveling, you always need some sort of travel document. You might be used to having your driver’s licensed be your proof of identity inside the Unites States, but if you want to leave the country, that won’t be enough. If you plan on traveling internationally, you will need additional […]

Isla Zapatilla - One of the finest Panama Beaches
Beaches

Best Beaches in Panama

Panama is one of the most visited countries in Latin America. But it’s not just the discounts and tax breaks that foreigners and expats get when they visit the country that attracts millions. While the nightlife, arts, culture, and real estate of Panama City are huge draws, it’s the natural […]

People lying on a beach, looking to the blue ocean with their backs turned to the camera
Beaches

The Essential Beach Packing List

As winter drags out in North America, it’s more than natural to start thinking of the summer. You know, not having to shovel your way out of the driveway, not having to wear seven layers of clothes… Who wouldn’t start thinking of a beach vacation? For many people, this is […]

Praia do Benagil is the star of the Portugal Beaches show
Beaches, Europe

The Best Portugal Beaches

While once a forgotten place in Western Europe, Portugal has been on the rise when it comes to tourism. Attracting millions of people every year to the mainland and its two islands, Portugal is now one of the best vacation destinations in Europe. You might be surprised to learn that […]

Best Cape Cod Beaches
Beaches, North America

Best Beaches in Cape Cod

Cape Cod, Massachusetts is, for many, a much-deserved getaway from all the stress of daily life. Boasting more than 27,000 acres of breathtakingly beautiful beaches and landscapes, Cape Cod is a gem of the United States and has some of the best beaches in the country. Every year, thousands of […]

An aerial view shot of Cape Town in South Africa
Africa

Best Time to Visit South Africa

If you have already decided to see this beautiful country, you are probably asking yourself “What is the best time to visit South Africa?” The short answer to that is September or October, but the more complex answer is so much more interesting. The best time of year to go […]

Europe

Living in Iceland: Your Practical Guide

If you have landed on this page, chances are you have already visited Iceland and fallen in love with its natural beauty. It’s not surprising, really; who wouldn’t love the fresh air, dramatic-cut mountains, warm natural pools, and the northern lights? But what if you don’t ever want to miss […]

Pacific Beach In San Diego
Beaches, North America

Best Beaches in San Diego

With more than 70 sunny miles of coastlines bordering the vast, blue Pacific Ocean, it comes as no surprise that San Diego is a regular vacation destination for a lot of families. From couples with kids, all the way to surfers, San Diego beaches are some of the most loved […]

Mountains covered in green and brown with a water stream slowing toward the camera make for the best time to visit Iceland
Europe, Family Trips

Best Time to Visit Iceland

Iceland is quickly becoming a popular touristic place to visit. All the natural wonders that this northern country holds have put the country on many visitor’s bucket list. Because the country is situated so far up north, close to the Arctic Circle, the Iceland weather isn’t always predictable or favorable […]

Old Orchard Beach, One of the Best Maine Beaches
Beaches, North America

Best Maine Beaches 2019

With its stellar seafood, picturesque lighthouses that dot the coast, stunning national parks, and sand-lined shores, Maine is a tough place to avoid if you’re looking for a great family vacation spot. While the weather here isn’t the best year-round, the summer season is when this New England gem comes […]